The latest Peugeot 308 is the boldest and most high-tech model yet. With a raft of changes. The updates for the 2017 Peugeot 308 include sharpened styling and the very latest in highly efficient powertrains and touchscreen connectivity.

The Peugeot 308 is offered in three variants: hatchback, SW (Estate) and GTi. The exterior features are an assertive new vertical grille and LED daytime running lights (DRLs). Regardless of body style or trim level the 2017 Peugeot 308 stands out with perfectly balanced proportions. The sleek new bonnet meets the vertical grille, with central Lion badge and the Peugeot name sculpted into the upper trim, while new elliptical headlights come with integrated DRL LEDs to produce a distinctive front light signature.

Other design-led changes include a new front bumper with three generous lower grille openings, to ensure effective engine cooling, while the rear lights show a proud three-claw light signature night and day. And with its short front and rear overhangs the 308 keeps its reputation for excellent manoeuvrability. Allure, GT Line and GT all feature a large glass roof as standard.

Inside, the integration of Peugeot’s i-Cockpit interior layout means owners can enjoy a capacitive touchscreen, offering connected 3D satnav and new graphics. Seamless in-car connectivity thanks to the i-Cockpit, which includes Mirror Screen, a triple-play system which duplicates the user’s smartphone on the vehicle’s touchscreen, compatible with MirrorLink, Android Auto and Carplay. The rapid-response new 3D satnav system with voice control is connected to the TomTom Traffic realtime traffic monitoring service (available in Europe).

Meanwhile, under the skin, power and efficiency go hand-in-hand thanks to a line-up of the very latest powertrains, including a new 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Stop&Start engine and a new eight-speed automatic transmission coupled with the BlueHDi 180 Stop&Start engine. The three-cylinder petrol engine has undergone a major upgrade, with at-source and at-exhaust emission control for low real-life fuel consumption and even more efficient pollution reduction. High-precision injection control on the PureTech 130 Stop&Start engine enhances combustion efficiency. Other engine options comprise the new BlueHDi 130 S&S Diesel engine, a four-cylinder unit, as well as the top flight BlueHDi 180 Stop&Start Diesel engine (exclusive to the new Peugeot 308 GT).

Highly applauded at launch for its safety, the 2017 Peugeot 308 builds on its predecessor’s five-star Euro NCAP rating with improved safety technology. All models can now be specified with the advanced driver assistance systems found on the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV. Extended driver assistance runs to eight latest-generation systems, including Active Safety Brake and Active Lane Departure Warning and adaptive cruise control, including a stop function (with automatic transmission) or a similar function (with manual transmission).

For the utmost in parking convenience, the 2017 Peugeot 308 uses Visiopark 1 with 180° rear camera and the Park Assist function, which measures the parking space available and automatically steers the car in and out.