2011 Peugeot 308 facelift unveiled

2011 Peugeot 308 facelift - 08.2.2011
2011 Peugeot 308 facelift - 08.2.2011

Debuts in Geneva

The Peugeot 308 facelift has been unveiled ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

Available in April, the updated model features modified bumpers, a "floating" grille, and restyled headlights. Other goodies include a new bonnet, LED daytime driving lights, and restyled wheels which range in sizes from 16- to 18-inches.

Inside, designers focused on providing an "enhanced sense of perceived quality." To achieve this, they added improved seats, higher quality materials, and revised trim. If that doesn't impress you, options include a panoramic sunroof (sedan and estate), automatic dual-zone climate control, GPS navigation, and a JBL audio system.

Under the hood, a variety of engines will be available. On the petrol side, choices include the 98 bhp (73 kW / 99 PS) 1.4-litre VTi, the 120 bhp (89 kW / 122 PS) 1.6-litre VTi, the 156 bhp (116 kW / 158 PS) 1.6-litre THP, and the 200 bhp (149 kW / 203 PS) 1.6-litre THP. If you're a diesel fan, you get to choose from the 92 bhp (69 kW / 93 PS) 1.6-litre HDi FAP, the 112 bhp (84 kW / 114 PS) 1.6-litre e-HDi FAP, the 150 bhp (112 kW / 152 PS) 2.0-litre HDi FAP, and the 163 bhp (122 kW / 165 PS) 2.0-litre HDi FAP.

Source: Peugeot

The new Peugeot 308 Technologically efficient and elegant

The new Peugeot 308 comes with a new look, features innovative e-HDi micro-hybrid technology and optimises fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, which start from just 98 g/km.

With its new lines, the Peugeot 308 subtly incorporates the Marque's latest stylistic codes. The car's body follows the contours of the mechanical assembly underneath. The appeal of the three body shapes (Saloon, CC and SW) thus acquires a more technological elegance, illustrated by the presence of LED front lights with light guide. Dynamism and emotion are present as ever in the genes of the 308, particularly with its more assertive look thanks to new Xenon headlamps with titanium coloured mask and the hatchback in its exclusive GTi finish.

Determined to consolidate its leadership in terms of road holding and driving pleasure, the Peugeot 308 seeks to become a reference in terms of environmental efficiency. Indeed, following in the footsteps of the 508, the new Peugeot 308 features innovative e-HDi micro-hybrid technology, the latest generation STOP & START, on the 1.6 litre HDi FAP 112 bhp Euro 5 engine. This offer, on the "entry level" engine, is available with a semi-automatic manual gearbox and, for the first time, with a full manual gearbox, for optimal driveability.

In addition to micro-hybrid technology, all factors impacting the level of CO2 emissions have been optimised:
- weight reduced by 25 kg on average per car;
- launch of 16" tyres with Very Low Rolling Resistance;
- optimisation of the latest generation engines (VTi,
THP, HDi Euro 5);
- Cx of 0.28 for versions with a low fuel consumption -
A record in the segment.
Fuel consumption sets the standard:
- 98 g/km of CO2
* for the 308 saloon 1.6 litre e-HDi
FAP 112 bhp BMP6 - A record in the segment
(* pending approval, available in the summer of 2011
- 104 g/km CO2
at launch);
- available power trains, comprising 4 petrol engines ranging from 98 bhp to 200 bhp for the exclusive GTi version and 4 diesel engines from 92 bhp to 163 bhp, have also been optimised to ensure a comprehensive range of engines guaranteeing environmental efficiency. As a result, the basic version

- the 308 saloon 1.6 litre HDi FAP 92 bhp with manual gearbox is well positioned, with CO2 emissions reduced to only 110 g/km.

The dimensions and quality of equipment on the new 308 remain unchanged, regardless of body shape, guaranteeing a spacious and comfortable passenger compartment. The same is true of primary, secondary and tertiary safety, which remain at the highest level.

The new 308 will receive its world premiere at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and will go on sale from April 2011 in Europe. Its mission is to continue the success story of the 308 family, with nearly 900,000 models sold since its launch in September 2007.

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Comments (11)

pawelblue pawelblue
...hmmm .., much much better with this facelift... ..well I'm waiting for new RCZ Spider...which is gonna be ..a truly beautiful car....!!!
Feb 10th, 2011 2:54pm
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Does looks good
Feb 9th, 2011 1:54am
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Mikeado Mikeado
Better. Still not great, but better. Clearly made to go with the new 508. The one they really need to facelift, though, is the RCZ. That 308 face just doesn't suit the rest of the car, partly because the rest of the RCZ is actually pretty. Turn a BOBFOC into a pure babe, Peugeot! Base it on the SR1.
Feb 9th, 2011 1:22am
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Great way to make already ugly car much more uglier
Feb 9th, 2011 1:19am
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
Looks pretty good! It may have those Xmas-tree LEDs but they actually suit this car. This is how the 207 should look like.
Feb 9th, 2011 1:01am
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xLumino xLumino
there are also pics of the SW and CC. I think, a very nice facelift. it looks more decently then the current car
Feb 9th, 2011 12:59am
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automobile007 automobile007
Definitely an improvement
Feb 8th, 2011 10:35pm
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afterace2 afterace2
looks like a 307 now :)
Feb 8th, 2011 10:09pm
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Aesthetics Aesthetics
this renault i like
Feb 8th, 2011 9:59pm
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Decypha Decypha
I see they tried to soften that stupid grin; how that made it past the drawing board is beyond me.
Feb 8th, 2011 9:49pm
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termigni termigni
looks too much like mazda 2
Feb 8th, 2011 9:33pm
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