Peugeot 308 Gti in Downpatrick
The sports version of the Peugeot 308 just got even better with a new makeover for 2017. Fast, stylish and plenty of fun, the 308 GTi is perfect for those who need the practicality of a car that’s economical and spacious, combined with a driving experience that wouldn’t be out of place on any track. Inside it offers an intuitive and comfortable design, and an optional safety pack provides reassurance for those wanting to use it as a family car. It comes as standard with climate control, navigation from TomTom and smartphone connectivity, all from a 9.7-inch touch screen. This car really is the best of all worlds.
The 308 GTi now has an even sportier feel, with new-look headlamps and tail lights, and a gloss black grille. It’s available in a range of colours with a two-tone paint option that adds extra presence. 19-inch lightweight alloys, sports seats and twin exhausts come as standard.
Responsive handling and a six-speed automatic gearbox make for a fun and exciting driving experience, with a low centre of gravity giving plenty of grip. This is one of the lightest cars in its class, and comes with a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine.
The uncluttered and intuitive interior design features eye-level dials and a small steering wheel for ease and visibility. The cabin is roomy with plenty of space for five adults, and the boot space is a huge 470 litres.
Living with it
For those who want a sporty performance, it’s still a practical and economical choice, with fuel economy of 47.1 mpg and CO2 emissions of 139g/km. Autonomous braking and cruise control are optional.