Wednesday 13 November 2019

Peugeot 308 named car of the year

GET SMART: The Peugeot 308 looks smart and drives very sharply. Photo: Jean-Brice Lemal
GET SMART: The Peugeot 308 looks smart and drives very sharply. Photo: Jean-Brice Lemal

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THE new Peugeot 308 was crowned European Car of the Year last Monday. The prize was awarded by a jury of 58 journalists, representing 22 countries.

The announcement was made on the eve of the 84th Geneva Motor Show. A total of 30 new models from American, Korean, European and Japanese manufacturers, which went on sale in Europe during 2013, were eligible for the Car of the Year 2014 award. The verdict on the seven finalist models, pre-selected in December, were: Peugeot 308 – 307; BMW i3 – 223; Tesla Model S – 216; Citroen C4 Picasso – 182; Mazda3 – 180; Skoda Octavia – 172; and Mercedes-Benz S-Class – 170.

Receiving the award from jury president Hakan Matson, Maxime Picat, Peugeot CEO, declared: "With the new Peugeot 308, we were convinced that we had achieved a leap in concept, technology and quality, which would soon allow it a place on the podium."

The Peugeot 308 is available here from €18,990 plus delivery. It comes with a five-year warranty as standard.

Sunday Independent

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