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Peugeot 308 Review

Overview

The Peugeot 308 is a perfect family car, which is a blend of high performing engine, best-in-class features, and ravishing appearance. In terms of efficiency, it possesses BlueHDi technology aka Euro 6 diesel engine that is believed to curb the emissions of Nox and CO2 along with reduced fuel consumption. The car accommodates 3 Blue Hdi engines having 6 speed automatic EAT6 i.e. Efficient Automatic Transmission. The EAT6 backs in diminishing the CO2 emission levels, which indirectly creates a positive impact on the fluidity and higher level maneuverability. On the exterior front are present alloy wheels that not only add to 308’s look but also contributes to its extraordinary beauty. The LED headlamps give an attractive appeal to the car in totality, making it different from its counterparts. The interior will certainly leave the consumers smitten by its intricate designing and high-quality material usage. In order to give a premium ambiance, the interior has been fabricated through the leather finishing with top notch quality.The main feature that catch's the travelers attention is the 9.7-inch SMEG touchscreen, which is quite a considerable size. It creates a scope to have seamless connectivity via Bluetooth, USB, 6 HP Arkamys audio system and the VCI controls mounted on the steering wheel. The body construction has a style symbolizing a jaunty look, with the ability to have a smooth grip on the roads. Safety has been given high regards for both the front and rear passengers. The car has got 6 airbags in total that can be segregated as dual front driver and passenger airbag with 2 sides and 2 curtain airbags. This ensures that it will endeavor to curtail the most severe accidents, by absorbing collision impact thereby saving the driver as well as the passengers. Furthermore, with respect to this point, there is an additional security system that has been provided in this car. It has been immobilized with anti-theft protection alarm, which is a new feature. Talking in perspective of a swift drive, efficient suspension has been incorporated on both front and rear

Mileage and Fuel economy

Peugeot 308 is a stylish and efficient car that has got all the right looks with all the right tuning. This car comes equipped with BlurHDi technology that works hard towards drastically improving 308’s fuel economy and emission standards. As for the record, the said technology reduced NOx emission by 90% and also is capable of eliminating exhaust participates by 99.9%. Peugeot 308 showcases a combined fuel economy of 3.1 to 4.1L, thus proving to be a major money saver.

Power

Peugeot 308 is available in four trims in total: 1.6L Station Wagon, 1.6L Hatchback, 1.6 Station Wagon Allure and 1.6L Hatchback Allure. First three mentioned above are diesel powered cars that run the same 1.6L diesel engine generating a maximum power of 120 hp at 3500 rpm along with a peak torque of 300 Nm at 1750 rpm. As for the Hatchback Allure, it is the only petrol powered 308 that houses a 1.6L mill under its hood. The said gasoline mill produces 150hp at 6000 rpm and 240 Nm at 1400 rpm.

Acceleration & Pickup

Performance comes attached with a Peugeot and the 308 is no exception to it. Both its diesel and petrol trims run on a 1.6L engine, showcasing excellent acceleration and pick up figures. Though no official data is available on the same, but it spectated that the diesel lineup will take around 12.4 seconds to cover 0 to 100 km/h distance. Petrol, on the other hand, is said to be more efficient with 11.8 seconds registered on its performance sheet.

Exterior

The Peugeot 308 has been meticulously designed that makes it look class apart. It depicts the look of a rugged car, which is robust having fascinating body construction and spacious area. The Station Wagon GT Line and Hatchback GT Line have been ornamented with LED fog lamps. Whereas the Station Wagon Allure and Hatchback Allure have Halogen fog lamps. It is garnished with chrome grille that makes the look all the more ravishing. All the models have in one thing in common that they have body colored door handles. In terms of the Daytime Running Lamps, the Station Wagon GT Line and Hatchback GT Line have sequential LED direction indicators. Whereas the Station Wagon Allure and Hatchback Allure have generic LED lights. Besides these attributes, it has got rain sensing wipers and automatic headlamps. The side mirrors have the body color scheme, with electric folding system. The Peugeot has efficiently constructed to swiftly glide on the road with grace. It matches all the coteries of what a family will look in a car, achieving the benchmark for appearance and performance.

Exterior Measurements

The length of Station Wagon GT Line and Station Wagon Allure is similar i.e. is 4585 mm. Whereas the length measurement of Hatchback GT Line and Hatchback Allure stand alike at 4253 mm. All these studs share the same width of 1804 mm. As for as the height is considered it is different for all, Station Wagon GT Line’s height is 1457 mm, Hatchback GT Line’s is 1447, Station Wagon Allure’s is 1471 mm and Hatchback Allure’s is 1457.

Interior

The interior is very well fabricated having the most feasible operational efficiency. With this, the passengers can operate their car in a customized manner. The intricate focus on designing has created a rich appearing interior, having a highly pleasing user/drive experience. All the windows are power based along with anti-pinch safety function, making it more secure. The air conditioning is dual zone oriented, keeping the car fresh and airy at the same time. The Station Wagon GT Line and Hatchback GT Line models have electric driver seating arrangement with 2 memories, massage function and electric lumbar adjustment. On the other end, the Station Wagon Allure and Hatchback Allure have height and manual lumbar adjustment for both driver as well as passenger. Lastly, the interior trim for the Station Wagon GT Line and Hatchback GT Line is embellished with mistral leather seats outlined with red stitching. Further ahead, the Station Wagon Allure has a pattern based on dynamic bi-matter seats (TEP/Alcantara). Considering the Hatchback Allure, it is bestowed with dynamic mistral fabric seats, further increasing passenger comfort level.

Interior Comfort

All the entertainment freaks will surely adore this car as it is adorned with a 9.7 inch SMEG touchscreen system. Under this bracket, it has a 6HP Arkamys audio system that provides connectivity through USB, audio jack, and Bluetooth. Some functions can be operated through the leather-wrapped steering wheel known as VCI controls. The trending Cruise Control and speed limiter system are present in this car, destined to enhance driver’s comfort. Peugeot 308 has been rightly honored with an award for having being blessed with the most alluring interior at an International Automotive Festival.

Interior Measurements

The Peugeot 308 has been recognized as one of the most spacious ones, in terms of boot space. It has been designed to make it very feasible for the travelers to hop on their luggage in the most convenient manner. It has large a boot space with a capacity of 470 liters, with the parallel-piped shape, having a total volume of 660 liters.

Engine and Performance

Peugeot 308 is stuffed with a brand new technology, which is worthy for the prospective buyers. The said technology is termed as “BlueHDi” aka Euro 6 diesel engine. It is set to be an amalgamation of SCR and FAP system, this backs in emission reduction (90%) of NOx, CO2 and virtual particulates (by 99%). Three of its variants run on a Diesel engine, where else the Hatchback Allure holds a petrol mill. The 1.6L diesel mill churns 120 hp at 3500 rpm and 300 Nm of torque at 1750 rpm in all the variants besides Hatchback Allure. The Hatchback Allure produces 150 hp at 6000 rpm with a torque of 240 Nm 1400 rpm.

Stereo and Accessories

The car fanatics won't be disappointed by the features provided in the Touch-Screen navigation system. As it features the attribute of sourcing the songs, and creates an exclusive playlist. The sound quality has been kept under high consideration with the Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) that enriches the quality of sound as it suppresses any sort of disturbing noise, hiss and breaking sounds. This enables it to deliver qualitative reception and give a pleasurable driving experience. The tuning is very convenient to operate and is a distinctive attribute in the Peugeot 308 car. Last but not the least, the passengers can engage more in the entertainment and utility experience by using USB, Bluetooth, and Audio Jack Connectivity.

Wheels

There are 4 categories under the wheel type section based on the different variants. It includes 18-inch diamond alloy wheels present in both Station Wagon GT line and Hatchback GT Line. On the other hand, 17-inch ruby diamond alloy wheels are present in Station Wagon Allure and 16-inch topaz diamond alloy in the Hatchback Allure.

Braking and Handling

The car is bestowed with high-end technology, which incorporates the Hill Assist Function (HAF) and Electric Parking Brake (EPB). The Hill Assist Function enables easy hill maneuvering, whereas the Electric Parking Brake gets switched on and off as per the functioning of the engine. Both these features come up as a generic attribute in Peugeot Allure. Additionally, it has the provision of ABS and Electronic Stability Program with front and rear disc brake.

Safety and Security

Peugeot ensures that its customers are valued for their life safety besides technical and cosmetic features. The car has 6 airbags installed and is rated among the most secure cars by Euro NCAP. In perspective of the airbags, there are 2 airbags fitted in the front, which protects the front passengers on facing any head on/chest collision. The safety measures have been designed in such manner, that it will secure the passengers from sides through the 2 side airbags. Furthermore, to create a cushioning, there has been a provision of 2 front and rear curtain airbags to prevent any sort of damage to the passengers. It possesses the optimum energy which helps to avoid accidents/collisions in any manner, despite the car’s light weight body. All Peugeot admirers will adore this car all the more considering the generous safety characteristics added in this car. In conjunction with this statement, the ABS/ESP is been introduced in the high-end models. The ESP which refers to Intelligent Grip Control is based on an innovatory antiskid system that drives through productively in low grip situation (ice, rain, snow or similar aspect).

Pros

  • Commendable on the point of Safety
  • High-quality interiors, as well as ravishing, look on the outside.
  • High on performance and fuel economy.

Cons

  • Heavy manual gearbox
  • Meager space on the rear end
  • High mounted steering wheel hinders the view of Digital/Analog speedometer.

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