Test drive Peugeot 308 1 6 eHDi 112 Allure Hatch

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Phew, been a busy time of for Peugeot with launches of the crossover. 5008 MPV, the iOn car. cheeky RCZ coupe. 508. and now the facelifted 308 small hatch, SW (estate) or CC (convertible). And the front page; they’ve got the ultra-frugal 3008 HYbrid4 / electric hybrid to come in the year.

It seems we’ll to get up pretty early to catch lion napping!

We’ve most of Peugeot’s latest and across the board we can say that are more refined, styling is but likeable and, all-importantly; the of engines is wide, potentially and economical; depending on what looking for. Economical for of us, I’m guessing. And, this facelift tweak, the 308 a satisfying range of powerplants; the sub-100g/km up to 200bhp of THP (turbo pressure) blown-petrol punch.

it’s all about our TotallyMotor drive review of the freshly and engine upgraded 308 today, and we the hatch, SW and CC models, and three types: e-HDi 112, HDi 163 and THP

The first 308 came to the UK four ago, and with very 90,000 sold in that Peugeot are happy with But, they’ll be the first to that competition with of this footprint size is hotter than it was in 2007, crossovers and MPVs now nibbling at hatchback sales. And Peugeot even more sales the new 308 once the dealers take later this month.

So, they’ll be offering all three 308 styles right from the hatch, SW and CC, as well as bringing the of engines bang up to date all of their latest tech. are other little refresh and bobs to note, but it’s the new and a styling tweak that now arm the 308 in the face of stiff competition the likes of the all-new Ford Has Peugeot done enough to in touch with that new-car-bar?

Test drive: 308 1.6 e-HDi 112 Allure Hatch


It was the hatchback that up the bulk of sales for the first so we’ll kick off our review of the 308 with a 5-door topped-off a tin roof. There will be no 308 hatchbacks by the way; much there’ll be no 3-door Ford But, mix in different trims engine choices and options and have your pick of 308 hatchback versions.

Looks-wise, the new car its TotallyMotor test drive a shorter nose, smaller, “floating” front grille, headlights, a higher numberplate a more compact front LED driving lights, a new, Lion logo, and some We’ve gone from a little too striking with the 308, to a more quietly expression from the new car. still 308 but it’s not so shouty it.

In my opinion, the facelift is certainly an with the older, nose-heavy a little too beak-like for my taste. The new look is quieter and correctly but not too quiet as to be overlooked, and there’s a diagonal-running crease-line etched tip-to-tip of the new car; breaking up any of slab-sidedness.

There are less of note at the rump of the 308, but it was quite a pleasing rump. The new badge is there, as is a little chrome detailing; but it was clearly the front-end that needed, and most of the surgeon’s attention.

the interior:

Not much has changed the 308 hatchback but that’s a good in terms of light, air and space, and six different trims levels may like a bit of a brain-blower initially; is always on a consumer’s wish

Entry-level starts with and then we move up the equipment through SR (aimed at company car Active, Oxygo (the CO2 offering coming in July), and stopping at the top with the GT; fast and

Our first 308 TotallyMotor test comes from behind the of the 1.6 e-HDi 112 Allure hatch; a nearly full-spec 308 that’s Peugeot’s proud, higher-mpg-moment; the engine.

308 hatch is up there the best in terms of passenger space, luggage space litres seats up and 1398 seats down), and this over 6-feet-tall tester an agreeable driving position all adjusting handles and knobs had pulled and turned.

The windscreen is wide and deep the outside light flood in, but the dashboard itself is pleasantly and a little fun-bendy in places you find the odd hard and hollow-sounding dotted through the cabin.

And at the time of its original launch, the interior looked nicely up to recent all-new cars the Citroen C4 and Ford Focus since moved the interior on a little further (to almost the Audis, and for a good price), and these most recent advances that may start to the 308 interior in the shade for some even with its new clocks and interior finishes. It’s and well-screwed together, but it’s not a The top-level red leather we later see in the CC is pleasant, however.

But, prompt that the new 308 will be than the old one around £800 and a huge choice of trim and options, there might be more to appeal to consumers purely all-out interior couture . Practicality and durability, for

The panoramic sunroof in this 308 hatch is an interior-lighting delight bringing a dash of sky-filled but without sacrificing any of the safety of a fixed-roof car.

This e-HDi 308 is all about the in Peugeot’s pure diesel and with the competition in mind, the 308 is at the leading edge of mpg-extension.

At the 1.6-litre turbo-diesel engine quite happily puff its way town and through the traffic performance about right for the it makes. It’s not meant to be it’s meant to be frugal, but enough of a torquey thrum to get you on the without the hard ‘n’ use of every single rpm of engine And when you do rev it it’s respectably for a diesel.

A big part of the e-HDi is Peugeot’s second-gen stop/start that’s there to stop and the engine hopefully without the really noticing; saving as it goes.

Previous customer with stop/start — not with Peugeot systems has systems that are keen to down quickly when think the driver doesn’t them, but then fail to up quick enough when power is once again upon; when coasting to a and finding a quick go-gap, for

Well this new system Peugeot does everything stopping and starting — and as far as I tell on a short, hour-long drive, it pretty much much of that stop/start and for Peugeot this will be a big 308 point. In fact, the French expects 1 million e-HDi to be sold by 2012; a return on 300 million euro investment the system. Give it a try; with it, and it’s pretty to get used to.

The core of the new stop/start is an alternator and motor as a single unit; no starter and alternator here. The very quickly fires-up the on request and then immediately to alternator mode to replenish the battery. But, most the engine wakes from its slumber almost instantly.

And to that you’ve been a eco-driver there’s a counter in the that tells you how long the has been off during your In one hour I found the engine had stopped for a surprising 10 minutes.

Peugeot think that new system will save up to 15 per in fuel during urban and perhaps as much as 25 per cent in heavy urban use. The you’re parked in that jam, the better!

As a driving this 308 e-HDi was fluid, and easy to drive around with Peugeot’s usual brakes and smooth to operate controls all in attendance. However, smooth suspension comfort did at the cost of body stability the harder corners, with 308 feeling a little too softly for my firmer tastes a slightly feel that also to the steering.

And while Peugeot are on the ball in terms of smooth and diesel-power-delivery, the tailpipe-price for this hatch, quoted at 118g/km of CO2 and is good but not great. If you are looking for CO2, the sub-100g/km 308 Oxygo to dealers to July.

Ten second sum up:

The styling refresh is on the and the choice of frugal or fast is as good as you’ll get anywhere and while the drive is certainly it might be a little soft-edged for Interior-wise and the quality and finish are they should be, however, it is to get a little too familiar in places compared to later-launched competitors.

and availability:

Prices for the new 308 hatch at £15,245 for the Access 1.4 VTi 98 petrol manual, rising to £18,865 for the Oxygo, up to £21,645 for the GT THP 200 6-speed Price as tested £19,565 for the e-HDi 112 Stop and Start manual. Available now.


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