A Peugeot PR Manager told us the 308 GTi will soldier on, albeit with a few emissions-reducing mods.
The next 308 GTI could be electrified, CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato hinted.
If the latest report is accurate, Peugeot’s hot hatches will be discontinued by the end of the year.
The next-gen 308 should launch next year and adopt styling cues from the recently revealed 208.
Peugeot’s dashing SUVs would probably attract a good number of customers, but passenger cars are a tougher sell.
Company CEO said electrified models will be exciting as “boredom will never be part of our DNA”.
The 2019 308 GTi has less power, slightly higher CO2 emissions, and will reportedly start at €38,900 in France.
Watch the Megane RS, Leon Cupra R, Civic Type R, 308 GTi and i30 N go against each other in drag races and brake tests.
The tuner has three power upgrades in store, and even the tamest comes with 290 PS.
The new Peugeot 308 Tech edition is on sale in the UK, priced from £22,400.
The French hot hatch has TCR-like styling, more power, less weight and a reworked chassis.
The next 308 will be underpinned by an evolution of the EMP2 platform and be slightly bigger, yet lighter.