Built on the last evolution of Peugeot’s innovative Efficient Modular Platform structure (EMP2 V3), Peugeot says the new 308 is stronger, safer and quieter than ever – not to mention it’s also available as a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) for the first time. The model was voted as 2022 Women’s World Car Of The Year.

There are new, adaptive full LED Matrix headlights that Peugeot say provide a distinctive light signature that makes the 308 instantly recognisable – day and night – are among many features introduced for the first time to a Peugeot model.

The new 308 has Peugeot’s latest-generation digital interfaces and connected infotainment system with 10” central touchscreen, complemented by the unique Peugeot i-Toggles, fully digital and configurable shortcuts. The next-gen driving aids represent the highest level of Peugeot know-how, including a long-range blind spot monitoring system.

Peugeot say a key element of the brand’s design DNA is the Peugeot’s distinctive i-Cockpit interior, with the compact steering wheel, the high-end Alcantara and Nappa leather finish blending with intuitive technology for a premium driving experience. Even the design space for the passengers has been optimised to ensure they don’t feel left out of the Peugeot experience.

Arek Zywot, Peugeot NZ Commercial Manager, says it is exciting to be launching the New 308 – one of the most efficient, high-end and technologically advanced offerings in the market’s compact family car class.

“The new 308 represents a premium evolution of the Peugeot brand, so customers wanting a stylish yet affordable contemporary European hatchback which stands out from the crowd, need look no further.

“And with the addition of the plug-in hybrid option for the first time, it is another significant step in our commitment to have an electrified variant of every new Peugeot model before 2025.”

The New 308 is now available for test drives at Peugeot dealerships across New Zealand.

Models & Pricing

Peugeot 308 Allure

1.2L Petrol PureTech 130 EAT8 S&S

$46,990 ($2,490 Clean Car Rebate)

Peugeot 308 GT

1.2L Petrol PureTech 130 EAT8 S&S

$51,990 ($2,490 Clean Car Rebate)

Peugeot 308 GT Hybrid (PHEV) – Arriving from January 2023  

1.6L PureTech 225 e-EAT8 Plug-in Hybrid

225hp/165kW with up to 61km emission-free driving in full electric mode

$74,990 ($5,750 Clean Car Rebate)

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