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The new Peugeot 308

Peugeot 308 Irish launch

Kilkenny was the venue chosen for the Irish launch of Peugeot’s new family hatch, the 308. The plan was to drive down from Dublin to the Marble City, but I chose to drive directly to Kilkenny and meet the cars there. I grabbed the first car to arrive and headed out into heavy traffic. What I didn’t know was that the cars were competing in an economy run on their journey down but nobody took the details before I destroyed the fuel economy with my city driving. A belated apology for that one lads, but if you were the first to arrive, you had no hope of winning anyway. Visually, the new 308 is distinctive and a much more attractive design than the car it replaces. Details include a large grille at the front surrounded by chrome, full LED headlamps on some models and lion-claw rear lamps with LEDs on all versions. Straight away, I felt at home, the cabin …

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