- Get the look of the Peugeot 308 GT with lower tax bills
- HDi 1.6-litre diesel promises 74.3mpg and 100g/km of CO2
- Initially offered on the 308, then 508 and RCZ.
The sporty look of the new Peugeot 308 GT has been distilled into a new trim, which will add a performance-focused appearance to a range of efficient engines.
Peugeot has introduced the GT Line trim in response to an increasing customer demand for premium specification vehicles, but without the associated high tax bills.
It combines big wheels, a new front grille and twin exhaust, with greener, lower-emission engines.
The new trim brings interior upgrades too, including half-Alcantara sports seats that feature distinctive red stitching, lumbar support, and massage function.
Completing the look is a GT-style leather steering wheel and carpet mats, along with aluminium-style pedals and door sill protectors.
The new trim will appeal to company car drivers who want a vehicle with a sporty look, but don’t want to pay over the odds for it.
Engines currently offered with the 308 GT Line include a 1.6-litre HDi diesel, which Peugeot says will return 74.3mpg and produce 100g/km of CO2. Placing the car in a 16 percent BIK tax band for the current year and 18 percent from April.
A 1.2-litre petrol unit promises 61.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 110g/km falling into a 15 percent BIK tax band for the current year and 17 percent from April.
Initially offered on the 308 hatchback and estate, the new trim will be available on the 508 and RCZ later this year.
We liked the Peugeot 508’s quality interior and stylish looks. Its ride is firm, which makes it smooth on the motorway and entertaining on smaller roads. It is very refined with impressive sound proofing and comfortable seats.
The 508 has caught up with its rivals in terms of handling and driving enjoyment. Its chassis delivers good cornering and front-end grip.
The Peugeot RCZ is already one of the best looking cars the French manufacturer has made and in GT Line trim it looks even better.
Despite its coupe designation the RCZ is reasonably practical, with a 384-litre loadspace expandable to 760 litres with the rear seats folded.
As the key to the car is its ride - smooth and agile, making for an engaging drive – you might as well save some money and have the smallest 1.6-litre engine.
Pricing for these models will follow later this year.