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- For the Ferrari car, see Ferrari 308
|File:Peugeot 308 vorne.JPG|
|Parent company||PSA Peugeot Citroën|
|Class||Small family car|
|Wheelbase||2610 mm (102.8 in)|
|Length||4276 mm (168.3 in)|
|Width||1815 mm (71.5 in)|
|Height||1498 mm (59 in)|
The Peugeot 308 is the name of the replacement for the Peugeot 307, a small family car produced by the French automaker PSA. It was unveiled on June 5, 2007 and it is the first car of the 008 generation of Peugeot models.
In the UK, television adverts have began airing with the slogan 'the drive of your life'. There have been spyshots and artists' renderings of the possible look of the new vehicle published by electronic and print media, including French magazines such as L'Auto-Journal and Auto Plus. The development code for the car is allegedly "Project T7". A coupé convertible variant, codenamed "Project T76", a station wagon and a crossover SUV variant, codenamed "Project T8" are also expected.
The pictures set for official unveiling were leaked on the May 31, 2007 a week ahead of schedule. The new vehicle keeps the 307's chassis, while having a different bodywork and slightly larger in size.
A 2+2 coupe concept car version of the 308, the Peugeot 308 RC Z, has been presented by Peugeot at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. This coupe concept is 18 cm lower than the sedan. It is similar in looks and proportions to the Audi TT.
A station wagon concept car version of the 308, the Peugeot 308 SW Prologue, has been also unveiled at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show.
In Britain, the basic 308 1.4 3-door hatchback is expected to retail at around £12,000 - a similar price to the equivalent 307 that it replaces, and a comparable price to many other similar sized cars from rival manufacturers. It is cheaper than the Honda Civic, similarly priced to the Volkswagen Golf, but slightly more expensive than the Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra.
Hybrid diesel-electric powertrain
- ^ "Peugeot 308". autocar.co.uk. http://www.autocar.co.uk/CarReviews/RoadTestsData/Peugeot-308-1.6-VTi-120-Sport/228622/. Retrieved 2007-11-17.
- ^ Bosch says it has contract for diesel-hybrid parts - Automotive News Europe
- Official Peugeot 308 page (www.peugeot.com)
- Xelopolis - discussion of the possible Peugeot 308 hatchback (with artist's renderings) and Peugeot 308 (CC) coupé convertible
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