• Peugeot has announced pricing and specification for the New Peugeot 308 this week.

    From launch, the new 308 is available with two Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) powertrains alongside efficient petrol and diesel engines, giving buyers the power of choice and a powertrain to suit any requirement. Plug-in hybrid buyers have a choice between the HYBRID 180 e-EAT8 (From Allure) or the more powerful, HYBRID 225 e-EAT8 (From GT), with both vehicles powered by a 12.4kWh electric battery and a 1.6-litre petrol engine.

    Both the HYBRID 180 e-EAT8 and HYBRID 225 e-EAT8 models feature an 81kW electric motor and both are capable of driving up to 37 miles in electric mode under WLTP testing. With CO2 emissions from just 25g/km, the 308 HYBRID models are also eligible for a Benefit-in-Kind rate of just 11.

    The new 308 is also available with advanced and efficient petrol and diesel engines. The 1.2-litre PureTech 130 EAT8, delivering 130hp and the 1.5-litre BlueHDi 130 EAT8 diesel, delivering 130hp. All 308 models are available exclusively with PEUGEOT’s 8-speed Efficient Automatic Transmission.

    Prices start from £24,000 with first models arriving in UK showrooms in December.

 

  • After revealing sixth generation of the Volkswagen Polo in April, VW have now revealed its sportiest version: the new Polo GTI.

    The best-selling compact car has been transformed into the GTI with a revised 204bhp 2.0 TSI engine and sports chassis tailored specifically car. For the first time in a Polo GTI semi-automated driving will also be available as an option as well as the latest generation of assistance systems.

    Pricing for the new Volkswagen Polo GTI is still to be confirmed and will go on sale later in the year.