Peugeot 308: new Tech Edition set to join the market

  • New spec sits above the Allure
  • Much more equipment as standard
  • Available to order now

Peugeot has introduced a new, technology-packed 308 trim level to sit above its existing Allure specification. Available on both the hatch and estate (called SW) bodystyle, this Tech Edition aims to offer a more cutting-edge experience to the company car market.

Taking two engines from the Allure model it's based on - a petrol and a diesel, each with a choice of manual or automatic transmission – this upgrade includes a Drive Assist Pack and Safety Pack alongside the Peugeot Connect SOS and Assistance.

Both engines offer 131hp, with the 1.2-litre petrol engine getting you to 62mph in 8.8 seconds with the manual ‘box. The fastest diesel option with the automatic transmission will take 9.1 seconds. Fuel economy figures show 54mpg for the petrol and 78mpg for the diesel.

What’s so techy about this 308 Tech Edition?

You get adaptive cruise control and autonomous emergency braking, Driver Attention Alert, Peugeot’s Smartbeam Assistance, speed limit recognition and recommendation, Active Lane Keeping Assistance and Active Blind Spot Detection.

Styling has been ever-so-slightly adapted with a chrome radiator grille and matching side window trims, aluminium door sills, a panoramic roof and 17-inch alloy wheels.

There are new additions inside too; aluminium pedals, an aluminium door sill, front passenger seat lumbar adjustment and alcantara sports seats are all standard kit.

What are the BIK rates of the Tech Edition?

The inclusion of all this new kit has not made as big an impact on the price as you might expect.

The good news is the fastest option will give you the best deal. The 1.2-litre petrol engine with the manual gearbox, producing 119g/km, equates to a BIK tax band of 24%. With a P11D value of £22,180, this equates to a cost per month of under £89 for a 20% taxpayer – that’s only £7 per month more than the Allure with an identical engine.

Opting for the more expensive 1.5-litre diesel engine with automatic transmission will mean that you get a lower CO2 output of 98g/km and therefore the same BIK tax band of 24%, but the higher P11D value of £24,900 brings about a monthly cost of under £100 per month for a 20% taxpayer.

For the Station Wagon versions, monthly costs for a 20% taxpayer are under £8 per month higher.

The new Peugeot 308 Tech Edition is available to order now.

Read our full review to learn more about the new Peugeot 308 Hatchback and 308 SW.

*2018/19 figures based on 20% taxpayer and no additional options