Saturday, December 26, 2009
Peugeot 308 Official Release "Part Deux" – 3d Version Included
And this time, it’s for real; no cryptic press releases and teaser images… Due to be launched in Europe this September right after its Frankfurt Show worldwide premiere, Peugeot’s new C-Segment hatch will be available with a broad range of powerplants, including 1.4, 1.6, 1.6 Turbo petrol units producing 95, 120 and 140-150Hp respectively and 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre diesel engines delivering between 90 and 136Hp. In comparison with its predecessor, while the 308 maintains the same wheelbase (2.610 mm) it’s 74mm longer (4.276 mm) and 85mm wider (1.815 mm) promising to boost interior space.
This year, we’ll only see the 3door and 5door versions of the 308 however, according to Peugeot, the C-Segment model will evolve into a number of different body shapes over the coming months and years which translates into a 308 CC (Coupe-Cabrio), a 308 SW and maybe even a 308 Sedan. The French company states that we’ll see a “BioFlex” petrol model (enabling the car to be driven with a fuel composed of up to 85 percent ethanol) in 2008 while they note that the 308 could also one day benefit from Peugeot’s HDi Hybrid technology.