Car reviews - Peugeot - 308 - Touring 5-dr wagon range
French car-maker Peugeot introduces the wagon variant of its 308 small car
18 Aug 2008
PEUGEOT is attempting to lure compact SUV customers with its 308 Touring which mixes French flair, SUV practicality and good fuel economy. The new model, which replaces the 307 Touring, comes at a $2600 premium over the hatch, but is far more practical. An optional third row of seats means the 308 Touring can carry seven people. Five of those can be folded or removed to turn the small French wagon into a comfortable cargo van. Fuel economy as low as 5.3 is available when using the 1.6-litre diesel manual model and there are two petrol engines and a 2.0-litre diesel available. Pricing starts off at $30,590 and runs through to $38,390. Surprisingly, electronic stability control is not standard on the base cars but a panoramic glass sunroof is.
Model release date: 1 August 2008 to 1 October 2014
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307 Touring 5-dr wagonReleased: October 2003
Ended: August 2008
Family Tree: 308
THE Peugeot 307 Touring (or SW for station wagon) was unveiled as a barely-disguised concept at the Frankfurt motor show in 2001 and was launched locally in October 2003. Joining a growing market segment of small cars to offer seven seats such as Holden’s European-built Zafira, the 307 Touring (with a 100mm-longer wheelbase) offered clever interior packaging and seating flexibility without the sheer bulkiness and fuel appetite of a full-size SUV.
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