New Peugeot 308 GT

The Brand New Peugeot 308 GT hatch and estate get a racy look and extra power to take on the Ford Focus.

 

The new Peugeot 308 GT is a powered up model that works a bit like Ford’s Focus ST cars in providing extra power and style compared with the standard versions.

Prices are yet to be revealed, but the GT models will cost more than the current Feline range-toppers. That means a starting price of around £25,000.

Ford Focus ST and rival is set for a later release date, with sources suggesting it could wear the GT badge.

The GT comes as a five-door hatch or an SW estate, powered by either a 202bhp 1.6-litre THP or 178bhp 2.0-litre BlueHDi. They’re marked out by a lower ride height and bespoke styling cues, including a Peugeot badge within the grille – rather than on the bonnet – full LED headlights and an aerodynamic bodykit.

A set of engraved 18-inch wheels is fitted as standard, while at the back there’s a black diffuser, twin tailpipes and special GT badging. The Magnetic Blue exterior paint in these pictures is exclusive to the sportiest member of the Peugeot 308 family.

Peugeot also enhanced the interior, too, with red contrast stitching throughout and a new perforated leather steering wheel, complete with GT badge. Plus, you’ll find a chequered flag logo in the instrument cluster.

Peugeot hasn’t published 0-62mph figures yet, but the petrol is expected to clock just less than seven seconds, with the diesel taking around 7.5 seconds.

Mid-gear performance of the diesel is said to be particularly impressive, with Peugeot claiming it’ll go from 50-70mph in fifth gear in 5.5 seconds, while delivering 70.6mpg fuel economy and emitting only 103g/km. This beats the 109g/km figure on offer in the Golf GTD. The GT’s handling, meanwhile, is improved by a different chassis set-up.