Peugeot has presented a sportier modification for the 308, called the 308 GT

Peugeot has presented a sportier modification for the 308, called the 308 GT.

Set to go on sale from October in both hatchback and station wagon body styles, the vehicle comes with some minor visual tweaks. Notable changes are the new LED headlights and turning lights at the front, while at the back the car is equipped with a lacquered black diffuser and stylish twin exhaust pipes. Also worth mentioning is the Peugeot lion badge that has been moved from the bonnet’s leading edge to the front grille.

The new 308 GT will be available with two different engines. The most powerful is the four-cylinder 1.6-liter THP 205 with 202 bhp (150 kW) and 285 Nm of torque, available between 1,750 and 4,500 rpm. It is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.

The other option is a four-cylinder 2.0-liter BlueHDI diesel unit with 178 bhp (133 kW) and 400 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm. This engine will be offered with an automatic transmission. Performance data for both units will be revealed during the model’s launch in Paris.

The French manufacturer also says the standard suspension has been retuned, while the acceleration pedal is now more responsive thanks to the added Driver Sport Pack, standard on every 308 GT.

Sales start in October with prices expected to be announced at the car’s premiere at the Paris Motor Show.

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