The Peugeot 308 is a modern vehicle by the global brand name Peugeot, which is a French car maker. The small family car has been on the market since 2007. It is one of the most advanced modern small cars which takes on all the years of technological advancement in the automobile business and combine it perfectly to provide this choice top of the range family car. The international range of models features both petrol and diesel engines. The car takes on the hatchback, coupe cabriolet and station wagon body style, while the hatchback portfolio includes the 3-door and 5-door variants. The coupe cabriolet takes on the 2-door body format. Available engines on the international platform include the 1.4L petrol I4 petrol, the 1.6L Prince I4 petrol, the 1.6L Prince Turbo I4 petrol, the 1.6L DV6ATED4 I4 diesel, 1.6L DV6TED4 I4 diesel and the 2.0L DW10B I4 diesel. Transmission options include the 5-speed manual transmission, the 6-speed manual, the 6-speed automatic and the 6-speeed semi-automatic transmission. The vehicle is related to the Peugeot 307, the 408, 3008, 5008, Citroen C4, Citroen C4 Picasso and RCZ models.
Peugeot South Africa offers 5 models for the local market and these are the Comfort, the Premium, the Premium Auto, Premium Pack 1.6 and the Premium Pack 2.0. The engine capacity of the Comfort and Premium models are capable of generating 88kW of power at 6000 rpm. The Premium Auto and the Premium Pack 1.6 both generates 115kW at 6000rpm and 5800 rpm respectively. The maximum power generated by the Premium pack 2.0 is 100kW at 4000 rpm. The maximum torque on the lower trim two models –the Comfort and Premium models is 160Nm at 4250 rpm, while the Premium Auto and the Premium Pack 1.6 both generate 240Nm. The Premium Pack 2.0 is capable of the highest torque of 320Nm at 2000 rpm.
All models in the range carry a fuel tank of 60 Liters and the Comfort and Premium models both record a combined fuel consumption of 6.4 L per 100km, while the Premium Auto model consumes 7.4 L per 100km, while the Premium Pack 2.0 does 5.5 L per 100km. The stylish nature and exotic definition of the Peugeot 308 can be attributed to the many modern features that include the alloy wheels and the automatic wipers with rain sensor on the top four models, save for the Comfort model. Standard features common across all models that define perfectly well the stature of the Peugeot 308 include the color coded bumpers and door handles. Also added to the portfolio of defining features are the front fog lights and rear windscreen wiper; both features being found across all the models.
The interior of the Peugeot 308 provides top of the range quality comfort, luxury and entertainment, making the Peugeot 308 a great host. Inside the car is entertainment provided by the perfectly functional sound system, supported by the radio and CD front loader, capable of reading MP3 files. The radio controls are made available to the driver’s fingertips for easy access and to minimize accidents by reducing destructions when on the wheel. The top four models also provide the USB box and Bluetooth for greater options and modern sources of entertainment. Inside the car, there is plenty of comfort, which is provided by the numerous handy equipment and features; such as the head restraints, cup holders and the climate control feature. The interior also features the Bi-Zone Automatic Climate Control on the upper four brands. Power features also make handling and control of the vehicle a reality. The vehicle takes on power steering, power windows and mirrors. The driver also enjoys the advantage of the Cruise Control with speed limiter. Safety and security is provided by many advanced modern features that include the ABS with EBD system, the Anti-Skid Regulator [ASR], the Collapsible Steering Wheel and the driver and passenger airbags. Also incorporated into the portfolio of security features is the engine immobilizer, which is advantageous in the reduction of chances of hijacking. Side Impact Protection bars and the third brake light work perfectly well for the safety of the driver and passengers. The vehicle is offered with a warranty of 3 years/ 100,000km, and a service plan of 5 years/90,000km. It is an amazing option on the automobile platform, considering what it offers to the market and the cost of acquiring and keeping it. It is uncompromised luxury provided with the benefits of sound economic provision.