Peugeot is promising a ‘performance-oriented and dynamic drive with excellent body control’ in the new Peugeot 308 GT, which is due in Ireland in the spring.
The new model joins the award winning Peugeot 308 and will be available in both hatchback and SW (estate) variants.
Peugeot says that both models ‘offer assertive new styling, outstanding petrol and diesel performance-oriented engines and bespoke chassis modifications’.
This, it says, results in an ‘exceptional on-the-road experience that will delight even the most enthusiastic drivers’.
On the outside, the Peugeot Lion emblem has been moved from the bonnet to the front grille. At the back, the 308 GT has a lacquered black diffuser and twin exhaust pipes.
The GT signature is evident in the tailgate, front grille and wheel arches.
Inside, the roof lining and upper window pillars are finished in anthracite. Red stitching can be found on the dashboard, door panels, floor mats and gear lever.
The compact steering wheel also carries the GT badge, while the instrument panel carries a chequered flag motif background. The colour scheme in the touchscreen infotainment unit is red and black.
The Driver Sport Pack is standard on the new Peugeot 308 GT. It features an amplified, sporty engine noise, more responsive power steering and a more responsive automatic gearbox with paddle gears on the steering wheel.
The instrument panel shows power and torque delivered, turbo pressure, longitudinal and transverse acceleration.
However, if you’re in a more placid mood, the sports features can be turned off.
The car also sits lower to the ground for a ‘more dynamic drive’.
The Peugeot 308 GT will be available in a choice of two engines, a 1.6-litre THP 205bhp petrol or a 2.0-litre BlueHDi 180bhp diesel.
The petrol engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. The hatchback model falls into the €270 annual road tax bracket, with the estate falling into the €280 bracket.
Meanwhile, the diesel engine is coupled to a six-speed automatic gearbox. Both hatch and estate models fall into the €190 road tax bracket.
The new Peugeot 308 GT will be available for special order this spring. Prices and Irish specification will be announced closer to launch.