Peugeot 308 gets updated styling and new engine

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Peugeot’s 308 is being updated with fresh styling and a new 1.5-litre diesel engine.

Facelifted Peugeot 308

The facelifted Peugeot 308 gains a new 1.5-litre diesel engine.

The updated range – which is available in hatch, GTi and SW models – gains an updated grille, new bumper and LED daytime running lights across all models while the interior gets a new 3D satnav system with voice control.

Engine line-up changes see the 308 become the first PSA Group model to get the BlueHDi 130 S&S four-cylinder diesel engine while a new eight-speed automatic transmission debuts on the GT-exclusive BlueHDi 180 Stop&Start engine.

In addition, the three-cylinder petrol engine gets efficiency upgrades, although CO2 and fuel efficiency figures are not yet available, and a new six-speed manual gearbox.

Other changes include additional driver assistance tech in the form of Active Safety Brake and Active Lane Departure Warning and adaptive cruise control.

Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.