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Beijing 2016: Peugeot 308 Sedan makes official debut

Beijing 2016: Peugeot 308 Sedan makes official debut image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Peugeot, Inigo S. Roces | posted April 26, 2016 10:40

Peugeot reveals China-exclusive 308 Sedan

The current-generation Peugeot 308 gets a four-door variant after the French marque revealed the 308 Sedan during the 2016 Beijing International Auto Exhibition. To be sold only in China, the 308 Sedan was developed by DongFeng Peugeot and is a part of the company's 5-year development plan called China: Blue Upper Plan.

Compared to the 308 Hatchback and Wagon, the 308 Sedan has a new floating grill, reminiscent of the 2008. It also has a new front bumper that features larger air intakes and new foglights. Differentiating it from the standard 308s is its unique rear. It has combination taillights that feature C-shaped stoplamps and an overall black trim. Rounding off the exterior décor are 5-spoke alloy wheels and what appears to be faux dual exhaust pipes.

Side profile of the Peugeot 308 Sedan

Details about its interior were not revealed but the sedan does ride on Peugeot's EMP2 platform. With it, the 308 Sedan has the same underpinnings of the wagon and hatchback variants. It could also mean that it will be sitting on the same 2,620mm wheelbase.

There will be three available engines for the Peugeot 308 Sedan. There's the 1.2-liter turbocharged inline-three, a naturally aspirated 1.6-liter VTI inline-four and the range-topping 1.6-liter THP turbocharged inline-four. Output figures were not revealed but Peugeot did say all engines can be mated to a 6-speed manual or automatic gearbox.

Rear quarter shot of the Peugeot 308 Sedan

As of this writing, Peugeot has no plans of offering it to other markets.