Peugeot 308 GT – Mature Powerful Machine
The New Peugeot 308 GT is ideal for buyers after a more mature but powerful machine that’s not a boy-racer hot-hatch.
The 308 is direct but discreet. Peugeot haven’t gone over the top with the sporty design cues, meaning this car isn’t a dressed-up special for youngsters who want the looks but can’t afford the insurance.
There are some subtle upgrades, such as the black lacquered door mirrors, the side sill finishers, the 18-inch ‘Diamant’ wheels, a lacquered black rear diffuser and twin exhaust pipes.
The interior features roof lining and upper window pillars finished in anthracite. The upholstery in enlivened by some contrast stitching.
The petrol engine’s Stop-Start system boosts fuel economy to 50.4 mpg and drives CO2 emissions down to 130 g/km. That’s not at all bad for a powerplant that packs 205 bhp. The diesel is, as you would imagine even more parsimonious and will eke 70.6 mpg, with emissions pegged at an excellent 103 g/km.
The Peugeot 308 is a better car than it really had any right to be. It’s not a genuine alternative to the best cars in the class and the GT model only boosts its appeal.