Expected for the end of 2021, the new generation of the Peugeot 308 should have the right to a plug-in hybrid version and 100% electric.
« Something is changing. Many customers are now asking for electricity “. The words of Jean-Philippe Imparato, director of the Peugeot brand, published in the columns ofAutomotive Newsin December 2019 spoke volumes about the lion brand’s intentions for the years to come.
Since then, the tricolor firm has strengthened its electric range by launching the Peugeot e-2008, its trendy flagship of the SUV segment. The French group obviously intends to continue its momentum, this time attacking the compact automobile segment: the 308 would also be in the small papers of the leaders.
It is confirmed
The third generation of this vehicle should be entitled to a 100% electric version alongside a plug-in hybrid variant. These two engines are in fact envisaged by the brand – in addition to the petrol and diesel versions – which here shows great flexibility to offer consumers the widest choice.
« The 308 can be produced on both e-CMP and EMP2 platforms. So we could clearly have a plug-in hybrid model that is 100% electric. I think there is room for both technologies for customers», Declared Anne-Lise Richard, head of the electrical division at Peugeot, for the site Auto Express.
A sharper, more angular design
According to the British site, the new 308 should be revealed at the end of 2021, before its launch on the roads in the course of the year 2022. The vehicle would benefit from a design more “sharp and angularThan the previous generation, and would benefit from a digital upgrade within its cabin.
This is not the first time that Peugeot has mentioned the case of an electric 308 and plug-in hybrid. A year ago, Mr. Imparato did not close the door to such projects. Projects that should be more concrete in the coming months.