Updated Peugeot 308 due in September

2017 Peugeot 308

New Peugeot 308 revealed

Peugeot has revealed the latest generation of the 308 - claimed to be the "boldest and most high-tech model yet" by the manufacturer. Combined with redesigned rear lights, the 308 will have a distinctive lighting signature both front and rear, in daylight or darkness.

Diesels include a new 1.5-litre 129bhp unit, while a more potent 179bhp variant is available on GT-Line trim and above, with the option of a new eight-speed automatic gearbox.

With a raft of changes including sharpened styling, more efficient powertrains and touchscreen connectivity.

Inside, the 308's radical i-Cockpit includes "Mirror Screen", which duplicates smartphone content on the car's touchscreen, compatible with Mirrorlink, Android Auto and Apple Carplay.

The new 3D satnav system with voice control is connected to the TomTom Traffic realtime traffic monitoring service.

The BlueHDi 180 "stop&start" diesel engine, exclusive to the new 308 GT, is available with a new-generation EAT8 automatic transmission, which has been developed with Japanese specialists Aisin. From September 2018, Real Driving Emissions (RDE) must not exceed 2.1 times the certification figures.

The new Peugeot 308 range will be available for United Kingdom delivery from September. High-precision injection control on the PureTech 130 S&S engine enhances combustion efficiency, and exhaust gases go through a catalytic converter then a passive-regeneration gasoline particle filter. The facelift should keep it competitive against newer rivals when it arrives in the United Kingdom in September.

The 308 will be offered with a selection of petrol and diesel engines, and is the first vehicle in the wider PSA Group - which incorporates Citroen and DS Automobiles - to make use of the new BlueHDi 130 four-cylinder diesel power plant.

The new PEUGEOT 308 and PEUGEOT 308 SW are made at the Sochaux plant in France.

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