New Peugeot 308 Due In 2020, GT And GTi To Be Electrified

Launched in 2013 and updated last year, the current Peugeot 308 is, inevitably, approaching its retirement.

The French automaker is already developing a replacement, which, according to Caradisiac, will arrive in 2020, in three body styles: hatchback, estate and sedan.

The next-gen 308 will be inspired by the 3008 and 508. Moreover, it will reportedly gain a sloping roofline for a sportier stance.

Beneath the skin, the compact car is said to be underpinned by an evolution of the EMP2 platform. As for the engine lineup, it’s expected to use several petrol units, along with a possible 1.5-liter BlueHDi diesel. High-end models will be paired to an eight-speed automatic gearbox, whereas lesser ones will likely come with a manual transmission.

For the upcoming 308 GT, the company is apparently planning a petrol unit paired to an electric motor. Both will power the front wheels, and they should produce a combined output of around 220 horsepower.

The brand’s challenger to the likes of the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Ford Focus ST, the 308 GTi, will go down the electrified lane, too. The hot hatch is expected to combine a petrol unit with two electric motors, one for each axle, making some 300 horsepower. Depending on the traffic conditions, it should travel for up to 50-60km (31-37mi) on electric power alone.

Thanks to the redesigned architecture, the 2021 308 will be lighter than the current iteration. A few centimeters will be added to its length, and the wheelbase should be slightly longer to improve rear legroom.

Peugeot will offer plenty of gear on high-end models, including seats with massage and ventilation function, new infotainment system and digital instrument cluster.

Tech features will reportedly include Level 2 autonomous driving, which allows the car to move forward and stop on its own in traffic jams. Also, there’s going to be improved Park Assist system and automatic braking.

The French publication reports that the next generation Peugeot 308 could be introduced as early as the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, before going on sale in fall. Pricing is estimated to start from €21,000 ($24,331) in its homeland, or just a little more than the new Renault Megane.

Note: Current Peugeot 308 and 308 GTi pictured

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  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    New Peugeot 308 … GTi To Be Electrified
    I just wish it could be electrifying.

  • Well they could have launch the 308 R Hybrid, At this point I guess it’s just pipe dream.

    • Bash

      Great Idea, So doable.!

      • It’s not that far fetched, apparently a semi production prototype has been build, mainly for executives, at that time Carlos Tavares were pushing the R Hybrid to come out.

  • Vassilis

    Good car.

  • Quickmix

    GTi Instant Buy! I hope for the 308 R Hybrid 500 PS Version 🙂

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