22 October 2011

Peugeot 308 Sedan launched in China

Peugeot 308 Sedan - technical specification and photo gallery
After debuting the car in Chengdu Motorshow, Peugeot today lift the lid of its new compact sedan, the 308 sedan. Derived from the familiar hatchback, the car gain a well-integrated boot (with 565 litres of boot space!) giving it a well balanced proportion unfound in many hatch-derived sedan. For China market, the car is locally manufactured under local joint venture called Dongfeng. The new C-segment sedan complement Peugeot current C-Segment such as 307 and 408. Targeted sales is 60,000 unit per year.
The interior is similarly stylish as the exterior. Check out the garnish on the dashboard and the door trim, surrounded by chrome accents no less. The seat is typical Peugeot, with heavily bolstered profile.

The car comes in 1.6l and 2.0l version, both can be paired with 5 speed manual or 4 speed automatic with Tiptronic function. The 1,589cc lump produced 106PS@5750 rpm and 142Nm@4000 rpm capable of catapulting the sedan to 188 km/h (178 km/h for auto) of top speed while returning 7.6 litre/100km of fuel consumption in test cycle.
The more powerful 2.0l engine meanwhile produced 147PS@6000 rpm and 200Nm@4000 rpm of power and torque respectively. This version can achieve a top speed of 205km/h (196km/h for auto) while returning 8.2 litre/100km of fuel consumption under test cycle.

Dimensionally, the 308 sedan measures 4,558mm long, 1,805 wide and 1,505mm tall. The car rides on 2,612mm wheelbase. Kerb weight is 1,431kg for the heaviest variant, i.e 2.0l automatic. For China market, the car comes in 3 trims level, dubbed Excellent, Fashion and Premium.

More details and photos after the jump.
The car utilize McPherson strut up front, while the rear dynamics is taken care of by torsion beam setup. All four wheels are equipped with disc brakes (ventilated at the front) for all variants.

Together with Peugeot 307 and 408 Sedan, Peugeot hope to sell a combination of 150,000 units of its C-Segment car comprising of this trio of car.