Peugeot pulls it off!
The Peugeot 308SW PureTech 1.2 e-THP has won top honours in its category in the Caravan Club’s Towcar of the year 2015 Awards, winning the £16,500-£20,000 class, only a few weeks after going on sale in the UK.
“With a three-cylinder 1,200cc engine, the SW is going to struggle, right? Wrong! Peugeot’s PureTech engine proves the efficiency doesn’t have to mean pedestrian-like performance – indeed, the Peugeot was amazingly punchy around all parts of the circuit, even on the 17% hill-start which it dealt with easily.” , summed up by the judges.
The Caravan Club Towcar of the Year 2015 Awards were judged by a panel of experts who put 39 cars through their paces at the Millbrook Providing Ground in Bedfordshire, to establish their towing credentials as well as their ‘caravanability’ or practicality for towing holidays as well as everyday use.
The 308SW joins the award winning 308 hatchback, crowned ‘Car of the Year’ 2014 back in March.
From launch the new 308 SW is available with three petrol and five HDi diesel engines, all offering class-leading fuel economy and low CO2 emissions. The new 308 is the first Peugeot car to benefit from the innovative three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine – the PureTech 1.2-litre e-THP with a choice of 110 or 130 bhp. Also available are BlueHDi models, including a segment-leading engine with emissions of just 82 g/km in the Hatchback and 85 g/km in the SW, plus next generation six-speed automatic gearboxes. Together they will ensure the all-new Peugeot 308 has the widest possible range of high performance and economical engines to suit every taste and budget.
Every car in the New 308 range promises improved levels of dynamic ride and handling quality. With new low-weight suspension components combined with the advantages from the new EMP2 chassis, the new 308 provides drivers with a benchmark in handling, agility, comfort and road holding.
And now, the showroom success enjoyed by the award-winning Peugeot 308 looks set to reach even greater heights with the arrival of a dynamic new flagship – the stunning 308 GT which will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in early October.
Available in Hatchback and SW body styles, both models offer assertive new styling, outstanding performance-oriented engines and bespoke chassis modifications to create a lowered ride height. The result is an exceptional on-the-road experience that will delight the most enthusiastic drivers.
The new 308 GT hatchback and SW will be available to order for all caravan owners from November when further details will be revealed.