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2023 Peugeot 308 price and specs

After revealing the local range in July and indicative pricing in September, Peugeot Australia has published more official pricing for the 308 hatchback and wagon.

The range starts at $43,990 before on-road costs for the GT hatchback, and tops out at $50,490 before on-roads for the GT Premium wagon – the latter $500 cheaper than had previously been reported.

Don’t expect the wagon to be the priciest little Pug for long, however, with the brand yet to confirm local pricing for the GT Sport Plug-In Hybrid hatchback. It previously published indicative pricing, however, of $66,990 before on-roads.

The PHEV will arrive in the first half of 2023, while petrol models arrive here in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Online and dealer pre-orders are now open for petrol models, while PHEV intenders can only register their interest at this stage. More details on the PHEV will be announced closer to launch.

The pricing makes the new 308 a more premium proposition, with even the base model costing over $10,000 more than the entry-level Allure hatch found in the previous range.

The new base model, however, packs more premium features like a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as standard matrix LED headlights.

While Peugeot hasn’t published an exhaustive list of standard equipment, it has provided some specification highlights. You can find these below in the Standard Equipment section.

Pricing

  • 2023 Peugeot 308 GT hatch: $43,990
  • 2023 Peugeot 308 GT Premium hatch: $48,990
  • 2023 Peugeot 308 GT Premium wagon: $50,490
  • 2023 Peugeot 308 GT Sport Plug-In Hybrid hatch: $TBD

All prices exclude on-road costs.

Drivetrains

The 2023 Peugeot 308 is powered by a turbocharged 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine producing 96kW of power and 230Nm of torque, mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The plug-in hybrid GT Sport features a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine with 132kW of power paired with an 81kW electric motor and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Total system outputs are 165kW and 360Nm.

All 308s are front-wheel drive.

Efficiency

Local fuel economy figures for the Peugeot 308 range have yet to be released.

The PHEV has up to 59km of electric range on the stricter WLTP cycle.

Dimensions

The 2023 Peugeot 308 hatchback measures 4367mm long, 1852mm wide (2062mm including the mirrors) and 1465mm tall on a 2675mm wheelbase.

It has 412L of cargo space, or 361L in the plug-in hybrid.

The 2023 Peugeot 308 wagon measures 4636mm long, 1852mm wide (2062mm including the mirrors) and 1442mm tall on a 2735mm wheelbase.

It has 608L of boot space, expanding to 1634L with the rear seats folded.

Servicing and Warranty

Peugeot backs its cars in Australia with a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty. It hasn’t yet released service pricing for the 308 range.

Safety

ANCAP has yet to assess the Peugeot 308, however its Euro NCAP counterpart awarded it four stars. This was based on an adult occupant protection rating of 76 per cent, a child occupant protection rating of 84 per cent, a vulnerable road user protection rating of 68 per cent, and a safety assist rating of 65 per cent.

It’s unclear whether ANCAP will apply the same four-star rating. It has harmonised its testing protocols with Euro NCAP, however the specification of the tested 308 in Europe may differ from local models.

Standard safety equipment includes:

  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go

The GT Premium also receives active lane positioning and a surround-view camera.

Standard Equipment

The GT hatchback comes standard with the following equipment:

  • 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Alcantara upholstery with leather and green stitching elements
  • Matrix LED headlights
  • LED tail lights
  • 18-inch Kamakura alloy wheels

The GT Premium adds:

  • Power driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats with massaging
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Black Nappa leather upholstery with charcoal stitching
  • 18-inch Portland alloy wheels
  • Focal 10-speaker sound system

Peugeot says additional spec information on the GT Premium wagon and GT Sport PHEV hatch will be released in the coming months.

Colours

Olivine Green is the standard colour on hatchback models, while Avatar Grey is standard on the wagon.

The following metallic finishes are a $690 option:

  • Artense Grey
  • Nera Black
  • Platinum Grey (wagon only)

The following premium metallic finishes are a $1050 option:

  • Pearl White
  • Elixir Red
  • Vertigo Blue (excludes wagon)

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