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This is Peugeot’s ‘warm’ hatch version of the 308. As such, it gets two potent engine choices, as well as a lowered ride height, keyless entry and start, radar cruise control and automatic emergency braking as standard, along with the ability to disengage the electronic stability control. There are also a whole host of bespoke sporting visual changes both inside and out.
Engine: 2.0 BlueHDi 180
In 180 guise, this 2.0 motor is rather gruff and its eight-speed automatic gearbox can be slow to react to manual inputs. If you want warm hatch performance coupled with long-distance range, it is a tempting proposition. Otherwise, we’d still opt for the 1.5 if you want a diesel.