The Peugeot 308 will arrive in UK showrooms in January next year, with prices starting from £14,495 for the entry-level 82bhp 1.2-litre petrol model in Access trim. That makes it £500 more expensive than the equivalent Ford Focus but a substantial £2,000 cheaper than the base VW Golf. The top spec 308 in Feline trim fitted with the 150bhp 2.0-litre BlueHDi will cost owners £24,045.
From launch five petrol and HDi diesel engines will be available. Petrol options are made-up of an 82bhp 1.2-litre engine and a 125bhp or 156bhp 1.6-litre petrol motor. Diesel choices include a 92bhp or 115bhp 1.6-litre engine both of which emit only 95g/km of CO2.
Peugeot will later expand the 308 engine range in Spring 2014 by adding a new three-cylinder turbocharged 1.2-litre e-THP petrol motor available in two states of tune, 110bhp and 130bhp. Even more efficient BlueHDi engines, including a 120bhp 1.6-litre diesel, with class leading CO2 emissions of only 82g/km and a 150bhp 2.0-litre diesel will also be available.
Buyers are able to choose from four trim levels, Access, Active, Allure and range-topping Feline all of which are fitted with air conditioning, cruise control, DAB digital radio, Bluetooth and LED daytime running lights. Entry-level Access models start from £14,495 and rise to £17,245 for a 113bhp 1.6 e-HDI manual.
Active models are priced from £17,195 to £19,995 (with engines ranging from the new 108bhp 1.2 e-THP petrol to the 2.0 BlueHDI) and receive additional kit such as dual zone air conditioning, electric handbrake, rear parking sensors, integrated 9.7-inch touch screen and sat nav. More premium Allure models cost upwards of £18,645 and are fitted with bigger 17-inch alloys, reversing camera, full LED headlights and all round parking sensors.
Top spec Feline trim adds Alcantara trimmed sports seats, a panoramic glass roof, 18-inch alloys and numerous safety features such as dynamic cruise control, collision alert and emergency collision braking system. Prices for Feline models start at £20,995 rising to £24,045.
Peugeot are taking customer orders for the 308 family hatchback now, with first deliveries expected on 4 January.