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With over 80,000kms covered in 16 months, my PEUGEOT 508 Allure just keeps on trucking
Jeff Buyod
The Ultimate City Driver. Peugeot 308
August 18, 2020 Perth City Peugeot
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The Peugeot 308 is the ideal small car. A sporty and attractive little hatch that is well suited for zipping in and around city streets, it features innovative design and engineering, incorporating lightweight composite materials and an astonishingly fuel efficient and high torque turbocharged petrol engine.

With four million kilometres of test driving and 15,000 hours of endurance testing as just part of its development program, the Peugeot 308 has been designed to not only be more resilient but also feel new for longer, and assuring many years of quality, trouble-free driving.

A bold, sporty exterior design is obvious as you approach the hatch. The new Peugeot 308 features a redesigned front bumper, streamlined bonnet and radiator grille with the signature Peugeot lion as its main centre-piece. The sophisticate and dynamic style is emphasized by the sleek front headlights with inbuilt LED daytime running lights, its signature ‘Claw Effect’ rear lights, wide wheel arches, and sporty curves defining a streamlined silhouette.

The sophistication in styling is continued inside, where you will find a comfortable cabin with a feeling of freshness and modernity. With the incorporation of the Peugeot i-Cockpit design concept, you can expect an intuitive and streamlined driving experience. The 308’s advanced i-Cockpit features a compact leather steering wheel, easy to see head up instrument panel, and a 9.7-inch colour touchscreen on the centre console that puts you in control with everything you need at your fingertips.

Never get lost again with 3D navigation linked to the 9.7-inch touchscreen including city mapping and voice recognition (for radio, navigation and telephone functions). And stay connected while behind the wheel with Mirror Screen technology, allowing you access to certain apps on your smartphone by pairing it through Apple CarPlay / Android Auto / MirrorLink. You can ask Siri to play your favourite playlist on Spotify as you make your way around town.

Add a flood of natural light with and enjoy a stunning skyward view of the world outside with the optional panoramic glass roof (on Peugeot 308 GT Line).

City life can get a bit hectic, and the 308 can get you to where you want quickly and efficiently with its 1.2L PureTech turbocharged petrol engine that offers impressive power and acceleration despite its compact size. It is also cheap to run with a fuel efficiency of 5L per 100km.

When it comes to performance on the road, the 308 hatch with perfectly balanced tyres and suspension turns into corners quickly and has exciting agility which makes it great for daily driving and parking.

Adding to the driving experience, the Peugeot 308 comes with a number of advanced driver assistance systems to enhance safety and give you peace of mind while driving through city streets busy full of cars. Some of these include Advanced Driver Attention Alert, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Detection, Speed Limit Recognition and Recommendation, Adaptive cruise control, and Automatic Emergency Braking System with Video Camera (with pedestrian and cyclist detection).

And take the stress out of parking by activating City Park. This system will detect an available car park and then operate the steering to maneuver you effortlessly into the space. You have the use of the pedals throughout the process for total control and there are visual and audible cues throughout for optimal safety. This system works for both parallel and bay parking.

Alternatively, reversing camera which is automatically activated when the vehicle is in reverse, as well as front and rear parking sensors are there to help guide you.
All in all, the Peugeot 308 is a small car perfectly suited to your everyday needs, especially in a city setting. It not only looks good from the outside, but has a classy interior, state-of-the-art technology and safety systems, and a performance setup that delivers smooth responsive handling and excellent fuel economy.