Sponsored content: A True Contender – The New Peugeot 308 Hatchback

There is something really right with the new Peugeot 308 hatchback. After redeveloping the GTi badge on their cars, Peugeot Sport have managed to create a car that rivals any other hatchback currently on the market in terms of power and speed. This car is almost like that friend you have who screams with the best of them at his football team in the pub, but is completely charming and witty when he meets the family.

This new Peugeot has a 1.6 THP engine, which is available in two different power outputs – 250 bhp or 270 bhp – and includes Stop/Start technology. Both are brilliant to drive – they steer seamlessly and take on the corners in magnificent style. For the full power trip, get the 270 which will go from 0-62mph 6.0 seconds and will catch you by surprise with its fiery personality. If you’re looking for more of an everyday car with a bit of life to it, the 250 bhp will suit you nicely.

As for handling, this car is almost too easy to drive. It’s not a raging monster, more of a tiger stalking its prey; sleek and agile, yet quiet and controlled. It is these attributes that make it an exciting car to drive on a day-to-day basis as it has so much potential for you to experience. Take it out on the open road to really get a sense of its full ability.

Even with all that power, the 308 has low emissions at around 139g/km, and works out at 47 mpg, according to Peugeot, which makes it a pretty good economical choice that outstrips its closest hatchback rivals at Ford and Volkswagen.

Looking at the interior, the 308 has all you could possibly want from a high-calibre car of today. Programmable cruise control, front and rear parking sensors and parking camera, and USB connection – the interior of this car doesn’t let up on the modern day technology that makes a car so comfortable. With its sports seats and leather upholstery, the interior of the 308 even looks the part and is comfortable enough to drive for long periods of time without putting strain on the driver.

The new Peugeot 308 is a great all-round car, probably best for use in everyday life as its reliability, combined with the power of its engine, makes for a smooth, comfortable ride. This is definitely one of the greats in the world of hatchbacks today.

~ by velofinds on September 30, 2007.

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