New 308 available from January

New 308 available from January

Peugeot says its new range of 308 models will be simplified while still offering excellent features as standard.

All new 308s will have air conditioning, cruise control, digital radio, Bluetooth and LED daytime running lights, while all but the entry level model will have alloy wheels.

The car will start from £14,495 when it goes on sale in the UK in January and will be offered in four trims: Access, Active, Allure and Feline.

On the Active model, the French company will offer rear parking sensors, electric handbrake, and integrated 9.7-inch touchscreen display and satellite navigation.

Meanwhile the Allure will have 17-inch alloy wheels, reversing camera and front parking sensors.

The Feline sits at the top of the range and boasts a panoramic glass sunroof, Alcantara hide upholstery, front sports seats, Dynamic Cruise Control, Emergency Collision Alert and Emergency Collision Braking System.

There will be a 1.6-litre turbodiesel engine offering carbon dioxide emissions of 86g/km, while a greener BlueHDi model has just 82g/km CO2 output.

A new three-cylinder 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine will be available from the spring.

The French company has reduced the weight of the new 308, and the company says this will improve both ride and handling, making for a smootherjourney .

Copyright Press Association 2013