Peugeot’s PureTech Petrol Performer Proves Popular
Demand for Peugeot’s ultra-efficient range of PureTech three-cylinder petrol engines has grown year-on-year, from when it was first launched with the new 208 and turbo-charged versions on the 308 from last year, which have seen a significant rise in sales by 252 per cent.
This sales performance is being backed by the well liked ‘Driving Sensations’ TV advertising campaign, with demand for petrol versions anticipated to continue growing during 2015, supplemented by an expanding choice in the model range.
Peugeot’s PureTech range incorporates efficiency with the 1.0-litre and 1.2-litre naturally aspired engines and the 1.2-litre turbocharged. The PureTech range now powers the 108, 208, 2008, 308, 3008 & 5008 models. The engine is the latest in a long time of powertrain innovations, designed to produce big performance from small-capacity powerplants. At the heart of its appeal is optimised combustion, in harmony with fun to drive dynamics.
Peugeot’s reputation for outstanding diesel technology’s well-known and established over a 50-year period, but PureTech customers are recognising that petrol power can be just as rewarding to drive and very cost-effective to own. Nowhere is there more obvious than on the Peugeot 308, where sales of petrol models were up by a staggering 2.52% during 2014.
The Peugeot 308 Sportium is uniquely available with PureTech, which is a special edition version. It is available with a choice of three engine and transmission combinations, each powered by the PureTech petrol engine and packed with desirable features. The Sportium model takes all the best elements of the 308 , the 2014 ‘Car of the Year’, and is positioned between Access and Active trim levels, so already benefits from a high level of standard specification including DAB digital radio, air conditioning, 9.7 inch colour touch-screen, Bluetooth connectivity and cruise control with a useful speed limiter function.
Prices begin at £17,445 on-the-road, and the Sportium is currently available on the Peugeot Passport personal lease finance agreement for just £209 per month with deposit contribution.