PEUGEOT has opened reservations for the new 308 SW, an even more practical and versatile variant of the new 308.

Featuring a bold new design and class-leading safety features, the new 308 SW is available for the first time with efficient plug-in hybrid technology alongside advanced petrol and diesel engines.

From launch, customers have a choice between two plug-in hybrid powertrains – a HYBRID 180 e-EAT8 or the more powerful, HYBRID 225 e-EAT8, with both vehicles powered by a 12.4kWh electric battery and a 1.6-litre petrol engine. Both models are capable of up to 39 miles in electric mode under WLTP testing.

With CO2 emissions from 25g/km, the 308 SW HYBRID models are also eligible for a Benefit-in-Kind rate of just 11 percent, making them ideal for fleet and business users.

Both plug-in hybrid variants come standard with a 3.7kW on-board charger, with buyers able to add a faster 7.4kW as an option. A full charge with the standard 3.7kW cable takes three hours and 55 minutes, decreasing to one hour and 55 minutes when using the faster 7.4kW charger.

From launch, the new 308 SW will also be available with Peugeot’s advanced petrol and diesel engines. Buyers have a choice between a 1.2-litre PureTech 130 petrol engine and a 1.5-litre BlueHDi diesel engine. All models come standard with Peugeot’s smooth shifting eight-speed EAT8 automatic transmission with Stop & Start technology.

With reservations now open, the new 308 SW will arrive in showrooms in early 2022 with prices starting at £25,200 on-the-road for the Active Premium 1.2 litre PureTech 130 EAT8 S&S eight-speed automatic, up to £40,000 for the GT Premium HYBRID 225 e-EAT8 with eight-speed automatic transmission.

*Following a successful beginning to the electrified product rollout starting in January 2020, Peugeot has seen its low emission vehicle (LEV) car sales double in 2021 vs YTD 2020, according to the latest registration figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Peugeot’s passenger car LEV sales mix has also significantly increased, jumping from 10.3 percent in YTD 2020 to 16.3percent in 2021 as customer demand for low emission vehicles grows.

Peugeot has increased its LEV car sales by 112percent vs YTD 2020, selling just over 6,000 full electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in the first seven months of 2021. The brand’s passenger car LEV sales mix has also seen growth of six percent year on year.

Vauxhall tops in power shift

VAUXHALL is the UK’s the best-selling electric Light Commercial Vehicle (e-LCV) manufacturer, according to the latest sales and registrations figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Vauxhall has sold 1,560 e-LCV’s year-to-date and is now one of the few manufacturers able to offer fleets and business customers an electric van across its entire LCV line-up, following the announcements of its All-New Movano-e large van and the All-New Combo-e compact van.