Confirmed: Peugeot’s Axing Petrol 308 GT, 308 GTi Will Live On

Peugeot will make a few adjustments to its product lineup, with the petrol-powered 308 GT set to bite the dust at the end of June.

The information was confirmed to CarScoops by Rodica Ionescu, PR Manager for Trust Motors, which is the official Peugeot, Citroen and DS cars importer in Romania. The representative said that this decision has been taken to help improve Peugeot’s corporate carbon dioxide emissions.

Contrary to a previous report, the 308 GTi will live on, but with some modifications – and, according to Ionescu, its will be suspended for two months, July and August.

Also Read: Peugeot Could Sell The 508, 3008 And 5008 In The United States

This move “will allow the transition from the PureTech 263 Euro 6.d-temp to the PureTech 263 Euro 6.d-temp + EVAP”, she said. “This new requirement (which takes into account fuel evaporation in the tank and its supply pipe) requires a new homologation and will be mandatory starting September 1, 2019.”

As you may recall, the 308 GTi’s 1.6-liter turbo-four engine has already been modified in order to become compliant with the new WLTP regulations. The work was carried out last year and saw its output downgraded slightly, from 270 PS (266 hp / 199 kW) to 263 PS (259 hp / 193 kW).

It’s hard to say when the next-gen 308 will be introduced, but the one currently on sale is already 6 years old, which means that its successor can’t be far off. It could debut sometime next year, though, and the GTi model will continue to lead the pack, albeit probably with an electrified powertrain that will both improve performance and further reduce CO2 emissions.

Tesla Model 3 Owner Puts Honda Civic Si Badges On Electric Sedan

Clearly, this Model 3 owner has a good sense of humor with their little Honda re-badge job.

German Air Taxi Completes First Test Flight Successfully

The Lilium Jet air taxi is powered by 36 electric jet wing engines and will be ready by 2025.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS And Mercedes-AMG GT R Go Toe-To-Toe At The ‘Ring

They might have totally different layouts, but these two are simply magnificent at the Nordschleife.

Lamborghini’s Hardcore Urus Could Be Based On The ST-X Race Car

The more extreme version of the Urus will probably arrive within the next two years.

Mercedes Determined To Reduce Its Portfolio In The U.S. Market

The number of models has become confusing for buyers and a burden for Merc’s logistics.

Facelifted SsangYong Tivoli Bows In Korea With New Turbo Engine

The updated Tivoli has a significantly improved cabin with a digital instrument cluster and a more modern infotainment system.

Ford Cutting 10% Of Global White-Collar Workforce – Around 7,000 People Impacted

2,300 Ford employees will lose their job in the United States alone.

2020 Ford Taurus Facelift Goes Official In China, Sales Begin Later This Year

Remember the Taurus? There’s a new model coming out, but only for China.

2021 Audi RS3 Mule Spotted, Could Have More Than 400 HP

Audi’s upcoming hot hatch is expected to use an upgraded 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine.

Trump Declares Auto And Part Imports National Security Threat, Appears To Seek Quotas

President Trump is seeking to reduce automotive imports from Japan and the European Union.