Peugeot 308 and 408: New configuration of the range

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Peugeot 308 and 408: New configuration of the range

This Month Peugeot presented a renewal in the range of 308 and 408, vehicles that are benchmarks in the midsize segment. The big news is an Allure Pack version equipped with a 6-speed automatic gearbox associated with a 1.6 hp 165 petrol THP engine.

Emblematic models of the brand, in the last three years both have received exterior and interior design changes and renewed their safety equipment and technology.

The 308 and 408 have excellent performance in terms of active safety and offer, from the Active version, its entry level of the range, Stability Control (ESP) and Hill Start Assist (Hill Assist).

On this occasion, the generalization of automatic boxes in the Allure levels of both models stands out, equipment that has been added in response to the demands of customers who have increased in recent times the demand for this type of boxes.

Comfort is one of its great characteristics thanks to the suspension tuning that generates an excellent result in any condition. The elements that intervene to achieve this are the tires with 32 pounds to obtain greater absorption, shock absorbers equipped with hydraulic stop, which make it possible to avoid noise in the event of a sudden expansion such as the exit of a donkey's back; rubber bushings that link the rear suspension to the body and seats that stimulate absorption and prevent fatigue on long trips.

Its engines are also a differential point in the Argentine market by offering the possibility of choosing between three types within the same range: two gasoline engines with manual and automatic boxes and a diesel offer, which in the case of the 308 model is unique in the segment. hatch.

The motorization offer is made up of two gasoline versions, with THP 1.6L and 165cv 6-speed engines, manual and automatic; and EC5 de1.6L 115cv 5-speed manual; and diesel 1.6L 115cv 6-speed manual. The novelty is the version called Allure Pack, with a 1.6 hp 165 Nafta THP engine associated with a 6-speed Tiptronic sequential automatic transmission.

From this retrofit, the Peugeot 308 range has from the Active version with a 7-inch color touch screen integrated into the center console. This screen has an excellent resolution that allows you to easily operate different functions such as navigation, whose GPS includes street and route maps of Latin America as standard.

In terms of safety, the Peugeot 308 and 408 have a first-class level of equipment such as Stability Control (ESP), which can be switched off to favor maneuvers at very low speed in certain conditions and exceeds 50 km / h. reconnects automatically.

In addition, both models come standard with ISOFIX anchors in the rear seats. This enables child seats compatible with this system to be mounted quickly and safely. While the high definition reversing camera is part of the equipment since the Allure versions.

308 Active 1.6 NAV: $ 449.400
308 Allure Pack 1.6: $ 482.800
308 Allure Pack 1.6 HDI: $ 521.200
308 Allure Pack THP Tiptronic: $ 539.100
308 Feline THP Tiptronic: $ 576.800
308 Feline 1.6 HDi: $ 563.400

408 Allure Pack 1.6: $ 475.800
408 Allure Pack 1.6 HDI: $ 520.800
408 Allure Pack THP Tiptronic: $ 538.800
408 Allure Plus THP: $ 538.600
408 Feline THP Tiptronic: $ 576.800
408 Feline 1.6 HDi: $ 561.100

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