Hybrid power for 308 hatch

Peugeot Australia has released details of a new Plug-In Hybrid variant of its 308 small hatchback. 

The 308 GT Sport hatchback PHEV joins the 308 GT hatch and GT Premium hatch and wagon models that were launched here in November, 2022.

It is the third electrified Peugeot model to arrive here and sits alongside the 3008 GT Sport PHEV and 508 Fastback GT PHEV.

Plug-in hybrid versions of the 2008 small SUV and 508 Sportwagon will arrive later this year along with an all-electric e-Partner small van. 

Priced from $64,990 plus on-road costs the 308 GT Sport PHEV combines a 1.6-litre 132kW 1.6-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine with an 81kW electric motor for combined power and torque outputs of 165kW and 360Nm.

It is integrated with the e-EAT8 transmission, which for this application has the traditional torque converter replaced with a wet, multi-disc clutch.

As with the other 308 variants the GT Sport PHEV is front-wheel-drive.

The 12.4kWh Li-ion battery with 100kW of battery power and 3.7kW onboard charger provides a range of 60km in electric-only driving (WLTP).

Fuel tank capacity is 40 litres.

Three driving modes are available: Electric, Hybrid and Sport.

The 308 GT Sport PHEV comes as standard with a Mode 2 charging cable, supplied with the vehicle at time of delivery.

The on-board charger unit restricts the accepted charge to a capacity of 3.7kW.

Using a domestic power socket with a 2.3kW single-phase 10A charger the battery will be charged in around 5.5 hours.

With a home charging station such as a Wallbox this will reduce to about 3.5 hours.

The 308 GT Sport PHEV is on sale now.

We’re booked into a week-long road test in early May and will provide a detailed review at that time.


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