Whereas SUVs proceed their march in the direction of whole market domination, it’s slightly refreshing to see Peugeot engaged on the next-generation 308 hatchback, the carmaker’s reply to the VW Golf.
The check automotive you see within the footage stays totally camouflaged as earlier than, making an attempt to cover what we hope is a a lot attention-grabbing automotive to have a look at than the present 308. Not that there’s something flawed with the present mannequin, however on the similar time one can say it’s a bit too Germanic for a automotive that wears the Peugeot badge.
The following-generation 308 will undertake many styling cues from Peugeot’s newer fashions, just like the 508 and the 208, that includes design particulars just like the trademark vertical daytime working LED lights, slim taillights, and the newest tackle the corporate’s i-Cockpit inside structure.
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The brand new 308 goes to be based mostly on an up to date model of PSA’s EMP2 structure and can be powered by a spread of petrol and diesel mild-hybrid powertrains along with at the least two plug-in hybrid choices.
The brand new plug-in hybrid variants of the 308 are anticipated to mix a 1.6-liter petrol engine with electrical energy. The extra inexpensive one will make use of a single electrical motor and drive the entrance wheels whereas the extra highly effective mannequin will achieve a further unit driving the rear wheels, giving it all-wheel-drive.
Earlier reviews recommend that the range-topping PHEV variant of the following 308 will fall underneath the brand new Peugeot Sport Engineered (PSE) model, which lately launched the 355 HP 508 PSE plug-in hybrid. The brand new 308 PSE is predicted to supply round 300 HP and go in opposition to fashions just like the VW Golf R.
Peugeot is predicted to disclose the brand new 308 in 2021, with a market launch nearer to 2022, and because the present mannequin, will probably be supplied in five-door hatchback and station wagon physique kinds.