The new 2018 Peugeot 308 combines the performance of the three-door 2018 Renault Megane RS, the practicality of the five-door 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI, and the frugality of the of the 2018 Holden Astra VXR. Think of it as a European hot-hatch offered in front-wheel drive and with a turbocharged engine. The Peugeot 308 release date is set before this fall as a 2018 year model.
The 2018 Peugeot 308 price starts from an MSRP of around $44,990, and comes in two hot-hatch variants including the GTI model. All the models available are powered by a four-cylinder 1.6L engine paired to a six-speed manual transmission system and able to crank out an output of around 330Nm.
The 2018 Peugeot 308 comes with new features and technologies such as lightweight alloy nineteen-inch ‘Carbone’ wheels, a limited-slip differential, Alcantara Peugeot sport seats, red-stitched leather, Peugeot Sport-stamped Alcon calipers, optional eighteen-inch ‘Diamant’ alloy wheels, and Michelin Super Sport tires.
It also comes with stiffer shocks, springs and bushings, a wider rear and front fascia, and sits 11mm lower to the ground. The exterior has been re-tweaked and now looks more chiseled than before. Peugeot also says the surface now features mode aerodynamic cues that have helped it better its speed slightly.
Automatic Engine Stop Function
Just like other models in its price range, the new model also comes with the stop-start feature that conserves fuel by stopping the vehicle whenever theirs is traffic. Additionally, it comes with the Driver Sport Package that tacks on plenty of performance specs which the French marque is ye to reveal its full specs. The newest Peugeot 308 2018 also comes with the tire and brake package.
Even with the 2018 Peugeot 308 consistently providing stout performance figures and value, there are other options in its class worth checking out. They include the Volkswagen Golf GTI, the Ford Focus RS, the Renault Megane RS275 Cup Premium, the Holden Astra VXR, and the Ford Focus ST.
2018 Peugeot 308 Competition
The 2018 Ford Focus RS Hatchback price starts from an MSRP of around $35,730 and that gets you features such as a potent turbo power, many high-tech options, a stylish interior, and a tenacious grip. For 2018, the new Ford Focus RS model comes equipped with a turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder engine that makes a healthy 350 hp and 350 pounds-feet of torque. Transmission pairing is done with the six-speed manual. Also included in the specs is the automatic stop-start system, hill start assist, and an all-wheel drive system. The Ford Focus RS release date should be expected sometime in early 2018.
The 2018 Ford Focus ST costs about $24,425 – a bargain price, apparently. Some of the specs offered include a stylish and high-tech interior, a powerful turbocharged engine a civilized ride, sharp handling, a precise six-speed manual gearbox, and abundant standard features. According to sources privy of its developments at Ford, the new Ford Focus ST 2018 is set to come with an improved version of its current turbocharged 2.0L inline-four-cylinder engine that in its current state offers 252 horsepower and 270 lbs. ft. of torque. The existing model 0-60 mph is rather sluggish compared to rivals nipping its heels. But Ford has given hints that the new model will improve the existing model’s 6.4 seconds for a 0-60 mph sprint.
What Are The Engine Specs For 2018 Peugeot 308 Engine
The exact details about its output are unclear at the moment, but rumor has it that it will come with the 1.6 THP engine that cranks out about 330 Nm and 270 hp. more details will be updated on his post as and when they become available. So keep checking back for the full specs as its release date nears.
Rumors And Spy Pictures For The Interior And Exterior
Images of what looks like the 2018 Peugeot 308 CC and the Allure have been seen by our mules doing some test drives. We’re yet to confirm the location, however.
Some of the standard features you should expect from the new model include dual-zone automatic climate control, a CD player, a six-speaker sound system, front sport seats, an electronic limited-slip differential, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, MyKey parental controls, keyless ignition and entry, LED daytime running lights and foglights, performance brakes, a rearview camera, Sync voice controls, and a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel.
2018 Peugeot 308 Price and Release Date
Rumors allege the 2018 308 is prices at $44,990 and its availability should be expected sometime before this fall.
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