There is a new-gen 308 coming our way, and it will probably be unveiled during the first half of 2021, but in the meantime Peugeot has updated the current model with a few modest upgrades and launched it in the United Kingdom.
Available as a hatchback and a station wagon, the compact hatch has a new Vertigo Blue exterior color option and new optional 16-inch Zircon diamond-cut alloy wheels.
The Black Pack is still available on the GT Premium grade, deleting most of the chrome trim and replacing it with glossy black accents and adding 18-inch Sapphire Black wheels.
Inside, it features a 10-inch digital instrument cluster, bringing it in line with most of its competitors, a 9.7-inch high-def infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Screen. The Allure trim, which slots between the base Active Premium and the GT, has 3D navigation with TomTom Traffic alerts and voice recognition.
Speaking of the trim levels, the range starts from £21,310 (equal to $28,105) for the Active Premium, £1,990 ($2,625) less than the all-new VW Golf, and comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors and the digital cockpit. The Allure starts at £23,280 ($30,703) and adds a 180-degree reversing camera, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry and push-button start.
The GT is available from £26,630 ($35,121), and it sports 17-inch wheels, the Driver Sport Pack, leather-effect and cloth seat trim with red stitching, and the GT Premium brings 18-inch wheels, Alcantara and leather-effect upholstery with red stitching, Blind Spot Monitoring and Park Assist, from £27,380 ($36,110).
Last, but not least, the 308 GTi starts at £31,985 ($42,184) and features 19-inch wheels, bespoke looks inside and out, upgraded brakes, lower ride height, sports seats with massage function, leather-effect and Alcantara trim with red stitching, and a perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The engine lineup includes a 1.2-liter petrol unit with 110 and 130 PS (108-128 HP / 81-96 kW) mated to a six-speed manual or an optional eight-speed auto in the 130 PS version, and a 1.5-liter diesel making 130 PS (128 HP / 96 kW) and offered with both transmission options. The 308 GTi packs a 1.6-liter unit with 260 PS (256 HP / 191 kW) and 340 Nm (251 lb-ft) of torque, and needs 6.0 seconds to accelerate to 60 mph (96 km/h).