2014 a great year for the Peugeot 308
When it arrived at our showrooms exactly 12 months ago, the new Peugeot 308 caused quite a buzz.
The new model had already been shortlisted for the prestigious Car of the Year (COTY) award, was stunning to look at, oozed desirability and was officially on sale from 2nd January 2014.
Since then not only did it take the much-coveted COTY trophy, but numerous other awards followed, and the critically acclaimed SW estate is now also in showrooms offering extra practicality. Of course it doesn’t stop there. In January 2015 the range is further enhanced with the GT and GT Line derivatives – the eagerly anticipated performance-oriented flagship models.
Designed to be even more engaging and exhilarating to drive, the new 308 GT power comes from either a 1.6-litre THP 205 Stop&Start petrol engine with a six-speed manual or a 2.0-litre BlueHDi 180 diesel engine. The diesel delivers 180hp, has 400Nm of torque, can accelerate between 50-70mph in 5.5 seconds yet has CO2 emissions of just 103g/km and economy of 70.6mpg.
So it seems Peugeot aren’t resting on their laurels and with the arrival of the PEUGEOT 308 GT we’ll have the opportunity to bring a new type of driver into the fold and make 2015 just as successful for the accomplished and award-winning 308.