THE new Peugeot 308 combines an attractive new design and a premium interior with class-leading technology and safety in the compact family car segment.

Continuing Peugeot’s success in the compact family car segment, the new 308 sets new standards for the class and proudly sports the brand’s new logo.

The interior of the new 308 offers greater space and comfort, while carefully chosen materials emphasise the high-quality finish.

The bold new interior design also highlights the variety and quality of materials that have been used in its construction. LED ambient lighting features eight colour options where it lights up the door panels which, depending on the trim level, features soft touch foam, fabric, or Alcantara®.

Of course, new 308 continues to offer the same comprehensive array of equipment as its predecessor, which, depending on the trim level, includes: Adaptive cruise control with Stop and Go function (EAT8 automatic gearbox); Adaptive cruise control within adjustable distance available from 18mph on models with a manual gearbox; Automatic emergency braking with collision warning and pedestrian and cyclist detection; Active lane keeping assistance; Driver attention alert; Automatic high beam; Traffic sign recognition; Perimeter, volume and deadlocking alarm; and electric parking brake.

The new 308 is stronger, safer and more spacious than ever, the boot having a generous 412 litres of luggage capacity, with a further 28 litres of storage in a hidden compartmentalised area beneath the floor. With the rear seats folded flat, the maximum capacity increases to 1,323-litres.

In keeping with Peugeot’s commitment to the Power of Choice, the new 308 is available with two plug-in hybrid powertrain options:

HYBRID 225 e-EAT8 – a combination of an 180hp (132kW) PureTech engine and an 81kW electric motor mated to the e-EAT8 automatic gearbox. It emits as little as 26 g/km of CO2 and up to 36 miles of 100 percent electric range (according to the WLTP (Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedures) protocol, in the process of being approved.)

HYBRID 180 e-EAT8 – a combination of a 150hp (110kW) PureTech engine and an 81kW electric engine mated to the e-EAT8 gearbox, with emissions from 25g/km of CO2 and up to 37 miles of 100 percent electric range.

Both versions are powered by a 12.4kWh lithium-ion battery, while there are two types of on-board chargers available - a standard 3.7kW charger and an optional 7.4kW fast charger. The estimated recharging time is: 1h 55m - 7.4kW Wall Box (32 A) when fitted with the optional 7.4kW on board charger.

The new Peugeot 308 is also available with one petrol engine and one diesel engine. Complying with the latest Euro 6D regulations and currently being approved to the WLTP protocol, they emit as little as 117 g/km of CO2.

The options include: Petrol 1.2-litre PureTech 130 S&S EAT8 eight-speed automatic; and a diesel 1.5-litre BlueHDi 130 S&S EAT8 eight-speed automatic.

And, by 2025, Peugeot will offer an electrified variant across its entire model line-up.

The new Peugeot 308 will arrive in showrooms later this year with full UK spec and pricing to be announced nearer launch.