New 2022 Peugeot 308: price, specs and release date

Padraig Mallett
September 08, 2020

The new Peugeot 308 hatchback has been spotted undergoing testing before it goes on sale in 2022. 

  • Silhouette similar to current car
  • Hybrid and electric car versions
  • Hatchback and Estate models
  • Expected to cost from £23,000
  • On sale in 2022

The new Peugeot 308 is expected to be released in 2022 and will feature the brand’s new design style, as featured on the new 508, 208 and recently updated 3008 and 5008.

Heavy camouflage disguises most of the new 308’s details. 

2022 Peugeot 308 design

The spy shots of the new Peugeot 308 make it difficult to examine the car in great detail but you can can see a familiar five-door hatchback silhouette beneath the camouflage. At the front, a narrow set of headlights with LED daytime running lights can be seen through the wrap. The lights converge with what looks to be new longer grille that accentuates the front end’s curves.

The sporty-looking hatch has a more aggressive sweeping roofline than before that’s complemented by a subtle spoiler at the rear. The new model also looks to be slightly wider than the current 308, and it’s quite low to the ground, too.

The new 308 will sport a similar silhouette to the outgoing car. 

There are very few details that we can see at the rear but it’s likely the new car will come with a boot that’s on par with the likes of the new Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus.

The Peugeot badge on the steering wheel appears all new. 

2022 Peugeot 308 interior and infotainment

An image of the new Peugeot 308’s interior shows the car will get a similar i-Cockpit layout to other Peugeot models, meaning you’ll look over the relatively small steering wheel at the digital driver’s display mounted high up on the dashboard. Interestingly, it looks as though Peugeot’s signature lion emblem has been replaced by a new shield-like design in the centre on the steering wheel.

The dash and infotainment system are fairly well hidden in the spy pic but keeping it in-line with all new cars, you can expect to see a large touch screen infotainment system with a series of metal piano-like shortcut keys underneath.

Expect a range of petrol, diesel and hybrid engine options. 

2022 Peugeot 308 engines

The new Peugeot 308 is expected to get plug-in hybrid power, which will probably use a 1.6-litre petrol engine paired with an electric motor to drive the front wheels. However, a second all-wheel-drive hybrid performance model is likely, and the set up proposed for 508 PSE performance saloon could be utilised here too.

The hot-hatch four-wheel-drive option would offer around 300hp – the combined power of a turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine driving the front wheels and a beefy electric motor driving those at the back. Expect a number of chassis and suspension upgrades to cope with the additional performance, making the car an alternative to the Volkswagen Golf R and Audi S3.

A high-performance hybrid 308 may go on sale after the standard car. 

2022 Peugeot 308 driving

The upcoming Peugeot 308 will be built on an updated version of the basic building blocks used in the outgoing 308. This same mechanical base also underpins more than a dozen Peugeot, Citroen and Vauxhall models, but has received some negative feedback over the years, specifically with regards to how the car feels to drive – it will be interesting to see if Peugeot has addressed this in the all-new model.

The new car will likely cost from around £23,000.

2022 Peugeot 308 price and release date

The current Peugeot 308 has recently been updated so it’s likely that the all-new model won’t launch until 2022. You can expect it to cost from around £23,000, which is similar to the outgoing car, but hybrid and/or electric variants will be more expensive. Expect hatchback and estate versions to be offered too.

If you can’t wait for this new car to go on sale, read our in-depth Peugeot 308 review for details on the current model or head over to carwow’s list of the best family cars on sale now to see a range of great alternatives.