2021 Peugeot 308 prices revealed: specs and release date

June 30, 2021 by

Pricing for the new Peugeot 308 has been revealed, with the hatchback available for £24,000. Read on for more details.

  • New Peugeot 308 revealed
  • Angular new design
  • i-Cockpit digital displays as standard
  • 10-inch infotainment screen
  • Super-classy interior
  • Plug-in hybrid versions available
  • Sports new Peugeot badge
  • Priced from £24,000

A new version of the Peugeot 308 has been revealed. The classy French alternative to the likes of the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf gets a sharp new look as well as plug-in hybrid engines for the first time, and prices start from £24,000.

2021 Peugeot 308 prices and release date

Pricing has now been confirmed for the Peugeot 308, with its £24,000 entry price getting you an Active Premium car equipped with a 130hp 1.2-litre petrol engine.

Standard exterior equipment here includes 16-inch alloy wheels, LED automatic headlights and automatic wipers. Hop inside and you’re met with a 10-inch infotainment system with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto built-in, with rear parking sensors also included in the package.

Move up to Allure and your new Peugeot 308 will get 17-inch alloys, a chrome-stamped front grille and a leather-effect interior trim. Ambient lighting comes throughout too, along with an upgraded infotainment system that includes 3D navigation added as well. Those rear parking sensors are bolstered with a set at the front, with a 180-degree reversing camera thrown in for good measure. An Allure car can be had from £25,850.

Next up in the range is Allure Premium, available from £26,750. This focuses on introducing assistance tech, with adaptive cruise control and long-range blind spot detection headlining the additions. You’lll have wireless support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay too.

Following that is GT at £28,650. As well as 18-inch alloy wheels, this brings more badging to the exterior of that car as well as Matrix LED headlights. You’ll have a configurable head-up display thrown in too, plus a ‘Driver Sport Pack’ to adjust the car’s steering and throttle response to feel a bit racier.

Sitting at the very top of the range is GT Premium. This builds on GT with a Focal Premium audio system, seats with a massage function, a 360-degree parking camera and lane centring technology for the adaptive cruise control. This will start at £30,250.

Order your Peugeot 308 now and you’ll likely be in the first batch of UK deliveries scheduled for December.

2021 Peugeot 308 design

Oh look, it’s that new Peugeot badge

There’s no mistaking the 308 for a modern Peugeot. It has the signature LED fangs dropping down from thin headlights, with a huge grille that looks a bit like a water splash sitting between them. You might have even noticed the new Peugeot badge, which makes its debut on the new 308.

There’s nothing too outlandish down the side of the car, except perhaps for the slapping of another new Peugeot badge Ferrari-style on the front arches. At the back, claw-like LED brake lights have been introduced and connected by a darkened reflector.

Those claw-like taillights are quickly becoming a Peugeot trademark

The only bit of chrome on the car comes at the bottom of the rear bumper in the form of some fake exhaust surrounds. Make of that what you will…

2021 Peugeot 308 interior

You’ll get the tiny wheel and digital display as standard

Hop inside the Peugeot 308 and you’ll spot a small, squared-off steering wheel with Peugeot’s ‘i-Cockpit’ digital drivers display in front of you as standard. The wheel will even detect how much you’re gripping it when using stuff such as the adaptive cruise-control system.

A new 10-inch infotainment system is fitted in the centre of the dashboard and comes with a wireless phone charging tray just below. There’s an ‘OK Peugeot’ voice assistant to control some of the functions too, though it doesn’t appear to be as sophisticated as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.

Depending on which trim you go for, you can have Nappa leather, mottled fabric or Alcantara upholstery for your Peugeot 308 as well as 10-way adjustable seats with a massaging function as well.

2021 Peugeot 308 engines

The headline act for the Peugeot 308’s engine lineup is the introduction of plug-in hybrid engines for the first time. You have a choice of two — a 225hp and 180hp model — with both using a petrol engine linked up to a 110hp motor.

The 225hp car is said to be capable of 36 miles on electricity alone, with the 180hp version eeking that out to 37.

You’ll get six months free charging with BP Pulse if you go for a plug-in hybrid

Go for a plug-in hybrid and you’ll get a free six-month subscription to the BP Pulse charging network as well. If you’re not quite ready for a hybrid though, you can pick a 1.2-litre petrol or a 1.5-litre diesel for your Peugeot 308. All engines are linked up to an eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard.

2021 Peugeot 308 safety equipment

Adaptive cruise control will be available and the steering wheel will be able to make sure you’re paying attention

There’s a pretty wide range of safety-assistance tech on the Peugeot 308. It’s not yet confirmed what’ll be standard and what will cost you extra, but it will have blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and traffic sign recognition, among others.

You’ll be able to pick between a 180-degree reversing camera or an upgraded 360-degree option that can give you a view from all four sides of the car.

Can’t wait for the new Peugeot 308? Read our in-depth review on the outgoing car or find the latest deals on the hatchback

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