Spy Shots: New Peugeot 308 Sedan For China
Published on May 19, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
Spy Shots of the production version of the new Peugeot 308, looking smooth and sporty in red. The Peugeot 308 is a China-only sedan manufactured by the Dongfeng-PSA joint venture. It will be launched on the Chinese auto market in September.
The rear lights and black bar between them look really nice.
There will be two engines: a 1.2 turbo ‘Pure Tech’ with 136hp and 230nm, and a 1.6 with 117hp and 150nm. The 1.2 turbo will be designated ‘230THP’, the 1.6 ‘150THP’. The 1.2 turbo will be mated to a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic, the 1.6 will be five-speed manual only.
The 308 is based on the PSA EMP2 platform.
Size: 4590/1820/1488, and wheelbase is 2675.
The 308 debuted last month on the Beijing Auto Show. The car on show was a pre-production model with blacked-out windows, but I managed to fire a shot at the interior. Large screen in the center stack, sporty seats with water bottles, and the automatic ‘box.
The show car.