2020 Peugeot 308 Review and Specs

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The Peugeot 308 looks set to be replaced by an all-new car at the turn of the decade, according to a new report out of France.

Caradisiac claims the new-gen 308 will be launched in 2020, boasting hatchback and wagon body styles, and a design inspired by the brand’s newer models like the 3008 SUV and the 508 sedan and Touring wagon.

2020 Peugeot 308 Redesign and Price

A revised version of the PSA Group’s EMP2 platform is said to serve as base for the small car – it already underpins the Citroen C4 Picasso and aforementioned Peugeot 3008.

The report says the new model will be lighter, but also larger than the current generation, powered by a range of small-capacity turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, likely ranging from 1.0-litre to 2.0-litres in capacity.

The report claims the new-gen 308 will offer several electrified powertrains, including a plug-in hybrid for the 308 GT and the 308 GTi hot hatch.

2020 Peugeot 308 Concept

According to Caradisiac, the 308 GT will be front-wheel drive and offer system outputs of around 220hp (164kW), while the GTi will get a dual-motor setup bringing all-wheel drive and a combined power output of around 300hp (224kW).

The report adds the GTi should be capable of an all-electric range of between 50 and 60 kilometres per charge.

Moving on from powertrains, the new 308 will get a host of high-end technologies and driver-assistance systems, including a new infotainment interface, an all-digital driver’s instrument cluster, along with all the requisite active safety systems for Level 2 autonomous driving capability.

For the latter, that will include upgraded lane assistance systems and a traffic jam assist-style function for the adaptive cruise control so the vehicle is capable of driving itself in stop-start traffic.

The next-generation Peugeot 308 is said to be scheduled for reveal at the 2020 Geneva motor show, ahead of a market launch later that year as a 2021 model.

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