Efficient Sportium-trim joins 308 line-up in range expansion...

Efficient Sportium-trim joins 308 line-up in range expansion

2014-12-17 06:16:48

Efficient Sportium-trim joins 308 line-up in range expansion

Peugeot have added two new models to its current 308 line-up.

Kicking off the two new models is the 308 Sportium. It costs from £17,345 and is only available with the 5-door hatchback body style. Under the bonnet is Peugeot’s very impressive 1.2-litre PureTech 3-cylinder petrol engine with a choice of two power outputs: 110bhp or 130bhp. You can select to transfer that power to the front wheels via either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic, depending on which output you choose.

The Sportium is based on the Access-trim level and includes a DAB digital radio, air conditioning and cruise control with a speed-limiter, driver’s lumbar support, leather steering wheel and gearstick gaiter, and automatic headlamps and wipers. Externally, it can be differentiated from other models in the range by its 16-inch ‘Diamond’ alloy wheels and rear parking sensors.

The Peugeot 308 GT Line costs from £21,345 and is available in both the 5-door hatchback and estate SW body styles. It has been introduced to blend the styling of the 308 GT with a wider range of engines: buyers have a choice of five powertrains to choose from. The new trim level effectively replaces the Feline model and builds on the specification from the Allure-spec, adding 18-inch ‘Diamant’ alloy wheels, twin exhausts with a black lacquered rear diffuser, and tinted rear windows.

Inside it features half-Alcantara sports seats with red stitching and seats which feature driver and front passenger lumbar adjustments with massage function. The sporty overtones are reinforced by a ‘GT’-inspired leather steering wheel with stitching that matches the seats, as do the floor mats. The driver controls the vehicle with aluminium-style pedals having first overstepped matching door sill protectors.

This article was prepared by our car news partners First4Auto.

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Andrew Merritt-Morling

Chief Editor