Peugeot has revealed online the next generation of the 308.

Based on the PSA-developed EMP2 platform, the new 308 is 4.25 meters long and 1.46 meters tall, making it slightly shorter and lower compared to its predecessor. It comes with a significantly sharper front-end design which was possible thanks to lower engine mounting positions, while on the inside there's more room available than before and 470 liters of cargo.

Peugeot says the new 308 is up to 140 kg (308 lbs) lighter than the outgoing model, and the most economical versions have CO2 emissions of only 85 g/km.

On the outside it takes some design cues from the smaller 208, while on the inside it has received the "i-cockpit" philosophy with a similar steering wheel / heads-up instrument cluster as seen in the 208. There's a tall center console boasting a large 9.7-inch touchscreen which replaces a great number of the conventional buttons.

Production will take place in Sochaux, France and is expected to go on sale in Europe this fall following a Frankfurt Motor Show debut in September.

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