2008 Peugeot 308 review and pictures

Posted on Sunday, 30 November 2008 , 18:11:04 byVeronica

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Peugeot 308

French carmaker Peugeot developed the new 308, a medium car of the new 8th generation. It provides interior space, visibility, brightness and compact packaging and the qualitative points of reference which have already won more than 3 million buyers for the 307 everywhere in the world. The new Peugeot 308 uses the same platform as the 307. During its design, engineers have paid particular attention to the perceived quality and quality feel and now the model offers attention to detail, control, convenience and modernity. The chassis and suspension together with the body rigidity have been developed to obtain the best possible combination of road holding and comfort. Even if we talk about recycling, aerodynamics, its petrol and diesel engines, the additive-based diesel particle filter system on the HDi diesel versions, its wheels and suspension, reducing weight or more, everything has been carefully studied to optimize fuel consumption and reduce the CO2 emission level. Under the hood it hides a 1.6-liter HDi engine capable of generating 90 BHP. In the combined cycle the model emits 120 g CO2. The new Peugeot 308 offers a wide choice of power trains. There are yen in all, three petrol units, three HDi diesels and five gearboxes. When it comes to safety, the model is supplemented by a range of equipment such as a Lane Departure Warning System and bi-Xenon directional headlamps. Both the structure and the bodywork have been designed in terms of rigidity and ability to deform in a controlled manner. This way the model provides optimal impact protection. The new 308 can be equipped with up to 9 airbags, including 2 rear side air bags and also a steering column air bag. There are 12 exterior body colors available, 5 trim levels and of course, different choices of interior ambiance.