The facelifted Peugeot 308 was revealed in its entirety again in 2017, and it seems the refreshed C-segment hatchback will arrive on Malaysian shores quickly. Lately, a brochure for the mannequin surfaced on social media, containing particulars on specs in addition to pricing.
Supplied with a 1.6 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that develops 165 hp and 240 Nm of torque, the THP unit now makes 15 hp greater than the outgoing 308 THP (150 hp) on sale. The mill continues to be paired with a six-speed Aisin-sourced torque converter automated transmission.
Briefly, visible enhancements that include the facelift embrace a brand new bonnet that displaces the lion badge additional right down to the center of the extra upright grille (with chrome trimmings). Primarily based on the brochure, it seems we’ll be getting the 308 in GT trim that includes an aggressive entrance bumper like what we’ve seen on the 308 Sedan in China.
Noticeable cues discovered within the decrease apron are the strains that originate from the “notch” within the LED headlamps (with LED DRLs) that cascade down and lead into the wheel arches – these assist to border the fog lamp parts in addition to the broader consumption.
Shifting in the direction of the rear, the rear triple claw signature lighting for the taillights are extra outstanding and the gasoline filler cowl is now sq. relatively than a circle. As a part of the trim bundle, twin chrome exhaust finishers are additionally current, and the automobile rides on 18-inch ‘Black Sapphire’ alloy wheels. Inside modifications are comparatively minor, with a brand new gear lever lifted straight from the 3008.
By way of gear, the 9.7-inch touchscreen infotainment system now comes with help for smartphone display screen mirroring by way of MirrorLink, together with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The system might be linked to a six-speaker 3D Arkamys Sound Staging audio bundle.
Different options embrace Mistral semi-leather upholstery for the semi-bucket seats, leather-wrapped sports activities steering wheel, dual-zone local weather management, an digital parking brake, keyless entry and begin, plus a good security suite – six airbags, ESP, DSC, ABS, EBD, hill help, traction management and digital brake help. There isn’t any point out of adaptive cruise management or autonomous emergency braking, nevertheless.
Pricing-wise, the brand new 308 seems to go for RM129,888 on-the-road with out insurance coverage however if you need the automobile in Final Pink or Pearl White, it’ll value you an extra RM1,500. Contemplating the 308 was overlooked of Nasim’s post-SST Peugeot worth checklist, we reckon a launch will happen actual quickly, so keep tuned for more information.
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