The recently introduced the second generation of the Peugeot 308 could soon get its own version of the hot hatch . French carmaker has high expectations of their compacts . Four years ago, sales reached a record 252,000 copies, but has since continued to decline last year amounted to only 184,000 vehicles, a minimum of six-year history of this model.
New Model 208 has proven to be a success for the French car manufacturer and currently fighting for first place in the subcompact class with the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Paul , and the Peugeot and hope to transfer part of its success and the larger 308. To draw more attention at a time when sales start , Peugeot at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show unveiled 308R concept, the hot hatch prototype with realistic chances for serial production.
2014 Peugeot 308R engine
The 2014 Peugeot 308R powered 1.6L I4 turbo engine that develops an impressive 270 hp and 329 Nm of torque and power developed from just 1,900 rpm through to 5,500 rpm . Identical engine, which has received a lot of praise thanks to high 170 hp per liter, already available in the Peugeot RCZ -R , and its CO2 emissions of 145 g / km. Besides a more powerful engine , 308R got a new 19-inch wheels with sports tires, bigger brakes and upgraded suspension , thanks to which the height is less by 30 mm.
2014 Peugeot 308R design
From the design , Peugeot announces the 308R retains all the key features of the serial 308, such as elegance, but with a higher dose of sports imagery.
In addition to the standard aggressive design lines, such as new bumpers and wheels already mentioned, most of the materials are made of carbon fiber to keep weight minimal , and the French giants say the 308R is just a part of the roof and trunk with serial 308 While the 2014 Peugeot 308R is still just a concept , the chances are high that the production model expected go on sale mid next year. And when you consider how bad the financial situation of the Peugeot , a car like the 308R could definitely raise the reputation of the company .