The Peugeot 308 SW parked up underneath a bridge
Both 308 variants share the same styling, engines and transmission

Peugeot has announced pricing for its all-new 308 hatchback and station wagon models, with both being offered as plug-in hybrids for the very first time.

Now available to order, the 5-door hatch kicks off at £24,000 and the roomier station wagon from £25,200; the first deliveries are expected to happen in the coming weeks.

A choice of two plug-in powertrains are being built from launch, both powered by a 12.4kWh battery and a 1.6-litre petrol engine in two states of tune: 178bhp and 222bhp. In EV mode, the 308 is said to be capable of travelling distances up to 38-miles.

All 308 PHEVs get a 3.7kW on-board charger as standard, although buyers have the ability to add a faster 7.4kW charger to cut down on a full charge from 3 hours 50 minutes to one hour 55 minutes.

A 1.2-litre turbo petrol and a 1.5-litre turbo diesel produce the same 128bhp power figure and rely on the PSA-developed 8-speed automatic transmission to send power to the front axle.

Blessed with attention-grabbing looks, the 308 is the first Peugeot to wear the firm’s new shield logo. The hatch promises to be on a par with its rivals for space, while the station wagon’s extra length leads to improved practicality and load-carrying ability.

Total boot space if the back seats up in the station wagon stands at 608-litres and grows to 1,634-litres when the rear seats are folded, although PHEV models do take a slight hit because of the battery packaging.

On the inside, both 308 variants get a 10-inch colour touchscreen along with the trademark ‘piano key’ shortcut controls. Technologies making their debut include a 360-degree surround view camera for easier parking, Long Range Blind Spot Detection that works at distances up to 75 metres, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, adaptive cruise control with stop function and Matrix LED headlights.

Other safety tech includes Lane Keep Assist, traffic sign recognition, driver attention warning, Intelligent Speed Adaption and Active Safety Brake that has pedestrian and cyclist detection.

Julie David, Managing Director at Peugeot UK, said: “With plug-in hybrid options available for the first time, the new 308 and 308 SW are the next step in our strategy to provide electrified variants across our entire model range by 2024 – giving buyers the choice to suit the powertrain that best meets their needs.”

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