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Peugeot 308 2023: Australian pricing revealed for Volkswagen Golf, BMW 1 Series rival


Almost one year after it went on sale in Europe, the third-generation Peugeot 308 will soon go on sale in both hatch and wagon form

Peugeot’s new 308 range will be priced from $43,990 before on road costs when it lands in Australia later this quarter. 

In total, four options will make up the 308 range locally, including the 308 GT, the 308 GT Premium, the 308 GT Premium Wagon, and the 308 GT Sport Hatch Plug-in Hybrid. 

With the GT now as the starting point, the entry price of the 308 is up over $10,000 compared to the outgoing second-generation model, sitting above rivals such as the Mazda3 and Hyundai i30.

2023 Peugeot 308 GT front 3/4
Olivine Green is the standard colour for the new Peugeot 308 GT

What does the Peugeot 308 include?

Adaptive cruise control, rear-cross traffic alert, and blind-spot detection also comes as standard across the range. 

On the inside, the 308 GT gets a 10-inch infotainment system, which gets both Apple CarPlay and Android. According to Peugeot’s PR spokesperson Eva Mitchell, both of these systems support wireless connection. 

Priced from $48,990 before on road costs is the 308 GT Premium Hatch, which is the next step up. Opting for this model adds a 360 degree parking camera, a panoramic sunroof, heated and cooled seats, plus a premium audio system. 

2023 Peugeot 308 GT interior
It carries the French brand’s signature small steering wheel

At the top of the petrol-only 308 GT family is the Premium Wagon that starts at $50,490 before on road costs. This wagon will be offered in the same specification as the GT Premium Hatch. 

Pricing is yet to be announced for the range-topping 308 GT Sport Plug-in Hybrid Hatch, but we can expect to see this closer to the car’s launch in the first half of next year. 

Peugeot 308 to offer petrol and electric power

As standard, the 308 GT is powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine that makes 96kW of power and 230Nm of torque. 

It’s paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power exclusively to the front wheels. 

2023 Peugeot 308 GT phev
Plug-in power will join the 308 range next year

The plug-in hybrid variant is powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that makes 165kW and 360Nm in combination with an 81kW electric motor. 

It makes use of an eight-speed “Efficient Automatic Transmission” that sends power to the front wheels. We can expect to see the petrol-only 308 variants launch in the last quarter of this year, with the plug-in hybrid 308 joining the range in 2023. 

Peugeot 308 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • GT: $43,990
  • GT Premium Hatch: $48,990
  • GT Premium Wagon: $50,490