We see rechargeable hybrid (PHEV) units under the shell of the 2021 Peugeot 208, which has evolved in terms of design and has a more modern face. Here are the new 308 designs and features:
The 2021 Peugeot 308, which recently partially lifted its cover, was officially unveiled today. We can say that the new generation 308, which comes with brand new design, technology and engine gamut, has almost evolved.
The 2021 Peugeot 308 was refurbished under stellantis and built on the group’s EMP2 platform. When we look at the dimensions, we see that the axle distance is 55 mm (2672 mm) longer than its predecessor. In addition, the height of the new generation 308, which has been made more dynamic, has been reduced by as much as 20 mm. On the other hand, there are about 50 mm more in width than before. While all this is being done, the aerodynamic structure is maintained and even the air friction coefficient is reduced to 0.28.
The 2021 Peugeot 308 is the first model to carry the brand’s new logo on it. When we look at the front of the new generation model, we see a brand new design with thin headlights, downward daytime headlights and frameless blinds. Led lighting and vertical LED daytime headlights will be standard in all versions of the new 308, according to the statement. The GT and GT Premium versions will feature Peugeot Matrix LED technology.
In the completely refurbished rear section of the new generation 308, we also see LED stops signed with ‘three claws’. In addition, a luggage spoiler attracts attention, while a bright black diffuser is home to plates, reflectors and chrome exhaust outlets, which are probably fake. In the photos we see the launch color of the 2021 Peugeot 308, Olivine Green. The new 308 will also be available in 6 different body colors.
The interior of the 2021 Peugeot 308 has also been completely renovated. In the first place, we are greeted by the i-Cockpit design that we are accustomed to from other models of the brand. In this context, the 10-inch digital display display comes with 3D graphics in GT versions. There is also a 10-inch touch infotainment display in the center of the console.
Peugeot’s new i-Connect multimedia software package has found its place in the new 308. The system allows to create eight different driver profiles and also has a wireless display mirroring function. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, USB ports, wireless smartphone charging unit and voice command are among the features that come up in this area.
According to the statement, the interior of the 2021 Peugeot 308 has storage areas totaling up to 34 liters. On the other hand, the luggage volume of the car decreased to 412 liters after the change. In fact, in hybrid versions, this value drops to 361 liters. When the rear seats are folded, it is possible to achieve luggage volume of up to 1323 lyre.
The 2021 Peugeot 308 features advanced safety technologies. Examples include an adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, semi-autonomous lane change assist, cornering assistant, long-range blind spot viewing, rear cross traffic warning, 180-degree high-resolution rear view camera, parking assistant with 360-degree perimeter vision, and E-Call+.
New 308 engine options
The new generation Peugeot 308 has two different rechargeable hybrid (PHEV) units in its engine range. The entry-level Hybrid 180 e-EAT8 has a 150-horsepower 1.6-liter PureTech gasoline unit and an 81 kW electric motor combination, resulting in a total of 180 horsepower. This front-wheel drive version has a pure electric driving range of 60 kilometers. The Hybrid 225 e-EAT8 has a different 180-horsepower gasoline unit. This resulted in a total of 225 horsepower.
Both PHEV versions of the 2021 Peugeot 308 used a 12.4 kWh lithium-ion battery. When charged with a 3.7 kW cable from the standard outlet, it takes up to 7 hours to recharge the battery. When using a 7.4 kW wallbox and a 7.4 kW charging cable, it is possible to reduce the charging time to about 2 hours.
The refurbished hatchback also includes gasoline and diesel options that do not have electrical support. The new 308 uses a 1.2 PureTech three-cylinder engine with 110 and 130 horsepower outputs on the gasoline side. The 110-horsepower option can only be preferred with a 6-speed manual transmission, while the powerful option also has the EAT8 option.
On the diesel side of the new 308, we see a 130 horsepower 1.5 BlueHDI four-cylinder unit. It is possible to choose the engine in question with a 6-speed manual or EAT8 fully automatic transmission.
The 2021 Peugeot 308 will go on sale later this year. There will also be a fiery version of the next-generation hatchback, which carries a 308 PSE (Peugeot Sport Engineered) badge and combines electric support with four-wheel drive, which we expect to see in the station wagon version in the future. As new information comes in, we will continue to pass it on to you, our esteemed readers.