Peugeot shows the 308 GT hatchback and the diesel GT wagon
Some of us can “GTI” only with the Volkswagen brand, however, Peugeot also has the long story connected with these letters. The French auto manufacturer has been naming its hatchbacks and sedans since 1980. Recently, there is the sports 208 GTI as well.
Although, today, we will not talk about a novelty GTI, but the carmaker has done better presented the new 308 GT for us.
That novelty is available with two types of powertrains: the gasoline unit producing the power of 250 horsepower and the diesel engine with the output of 180 horsepower.
The gasoline version is equipped with the 1.6-liter turbocharged THP engine, which is able to produce the power of 250 horsepower with the torque of 210 lb-ft between 1,750 and 4,500rpm. That unit is mounted in the new 208 GTI and the Mini Copper S of the previous generation. The carmaker made decision not to equip the novelty with a four-cylinder powertrain. The car’s transmission is the six-speed manual gearbox.
The diesel variant consists of the 2.0-liter engine, produces the output of 180 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. That version has the six-speed automatic transmission; according to the European fuel consumption index, the diesel 308 GT economies about 59 mpg.
For the diesel variant, the automaker promises the acceleration of 50-70 mph in 5.5 seconds in the fifth shift.
Both versions get new stiffer back suspension (by 20 per cent), hydraulic bump stops, passive variable shocks. The 308 GT has 18-inch alloy wheels with the new design and the tires Michelin Pilot sport 3.
The redesigned exterior includes a new design grille, LED headlights and daytime running lights, the back diffuser, sill extensions, twin exhaust pipes, door mirrors blacked color, tined glass. The body paint will be offered in new colors.
The interior includes dark cabin with aluminum accents and red stitching.
The carmaker is also preparing the wagon variant of novelty –it will be the 308 SW wagon. Unfortunately, now we do not have information about it.
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