New Peugeot 308 awarded 5 stars in Euro NCAP tests
Due on sale early 2014
The new Peugeot 308 has just been awarded the maximum score of five stars in the Euro NCAP tests with individual scores of five stars in all four categories which include adult protection, pedestrian protection, child protection and safety assist. The tests carried out by the independent Euro NCAP were done using the new tighter protocol for allocating results. The New Peugeot 308 has high-levels of safety protection, particularly in the equipment fitted as standard such as cruise control-speed limiter, ESP, ASR+ traction control, six airbags (two frontal, two lateral, two curtain), three-point anchorage Isofix mountings and electric parking brake and Hill Start Assist from ACTIVE trim models (level 2).
The launch of the new Peugeot 308 has already commenced in major European markets and after a couple of months there have already been more than 24,000 orders placed. In the UK dealers will be taking delivery of showroom display and demonstrators from mid December ready for first deliveries in January. The New 308 follows the successful 208 and 2008 Crossover, and arrives just as re-styled versions of the popular 3008 Crossover and 5008 Compact MPV are also available in the market, not forgetting the stunning and very exciting RCZ R Sports Coupé which is the most powerful road-going Peugeot ever sold.
A range of five petrol and HDi engines
The new 308 will be available with five petrol and HDi diesel engines, all of these engines offer class-leading fuel economy and low CO2 emissions. The highlight for environmentally aware drivers will be the 1.6-litre HDi 92, which has CO2 emissions of just 93g/km. A three cylinder turbocharged 1.2 litre e-THP petrol engine will join the choice of engines in the spring of 2014 together with Blue HDi models that include an engine with emissions of just 82g/km. The new Peugeot 308 also benefits from innovative driving assistance systems such as active cruise control, collision risk alert, automatic emergency braking, keyless entry and starting, blind spot sensors, reversing camera with parking guidance and Peugeot Connect SOS (emergency call) and Peugeot Connect Assistance services.
The new Peugeot 308 most definitely oozes style and efficiency and high quality. The 308 UK range is offered in four trim levels; Access, Active, Allure and Feline and prices will start at approximately £14,495 and it is available to order now.