The 2014 Peugeot 308 goes on sale this week, with a starting price of £14,495. Here’s our round-up of the specification highlights and the great deals we’ve spotted on this new car.
The new 308 comes with a choice of four trim levels and five economical engines, and there are even more efficient powertrains due later this year. The three petrol engines available now are an 80bhp 1.2 VTi and a 1.6 THP in either 123bhp or 154bhp states of tune. The two diesels are a 91bhp 1.6 HDi and a 114bhp 1.6 e-HDi. The 1.2 VTi emits 114g/km, but the cleanest engine in the range at the moment is the 95g/km 1.6 HDi.
Peugeot will introduce four new engines during 2014. A turbocharged 1.2 e-THP petrol will come with either 109bhp or 129bhp, while 118bhp 1.6 and 148bhp 2.0 Blue HDi diesels will also be added to the range. The 109bhp 1.2 petrol emits 104g/km CO2, and the 1.6 Blue HDi is rated at 82g/km, with average fuel consumption of 91.1mpg.
Access, Active, Allure and Feline are the four trims on offer. Entry-level Access comes with digital radio, Bluetooth, a USB port, air-conditioning, remote central locking, electric front windows and cruise control.
Active adds 16-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, a 9.7-inch colour touch-screen, sat-nav, auto headlights and wipers, rear parking sensors, driver lumbar support, plus leather on the steering wheel and gearlever.
Allure gets 17-inch alloys, a reversing camera and front parking sensors, LED headlights and electric folding mirrors. Range-topping Feline includes keyless entry and start, dynamic cruise control, a front collision warning and braking system, a panoramic glass roof, part-Alcantara seats and 18-inch alloy wheels.
The cheapest 1.2 VTi Access model officially starts at £14,495, but we’ve already found a discount at Drivethedeal.com that brings the price down to £12,689.
There’s an even bigger saving on the 123bhp petrol in higher-spec Active trim. However, the 109bhp 1.2 e-THP Active will replace this model in dealers from April, and you can already get a discount on it. List price is £17,195, but it’s available to order at £14,970 from the same online broker.
The top-spec 129bhp 1.2 e-THP will also arrive in dealers from April, and you can save nearly £3000 on this model. The 82g/km, 118bhp 1.6 Blue HDi is likely to be a popular choice with buyers, and a saving of £2518 means you can buy it for £16,576.
The 2014 Peugeot 308 is available to test drive at dealers now. Make sure you read What Car?’s first drive review in the links below to find out more.