Saturday, December 26, 2009

Peugeot 308 Snapped Totally Uncovered

Let down. That’s how we feel after seeing the first totally unmasked pictures of the upcoming Peugeot 308. If we didn’t know better we’d say that the car we’re looking at is nothing more than a 207 after a couple of nights on the Procrustean bed and an intermediate “butt to butt” contact with a Nissan Tiida. Judging from the images, we bet that most people will either pass the 308 for the current (facelifted) 307 or even a 207. Pity, cause design-wise, Peugeot had got off to a really good start with the latest 207 and 407s.

There are no official specs out, but expect the 308 to be offered among others, with BMW-PSA Peugeot-Citroen’s jointly developed, 1.6 & 1.6 Turbo engines delivering 120 to 170 HP. The new 308 will be officially unveiled at the September Frankfurt Motor Show with the CC and Station Wagon/Break versions following in late 2008 - early 2009.

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