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Car of the Year 2022 Finalist: The Peugeot 308

Car of the Year 2022: The Peugeot 308 Takes Centre Stage

November 29th saw 61 members of the European Car of the Year (COTY) jury, select the brand new Peugeot 308 hatchback and station wagon as one of 7 contenders to win the Car of the Year 2022. Representing 23 countries, the jury made their selection from 39 other candidates with intense deliberation narrowing the field to the 7 finalists.


This is not the first time that a Peugeot has been selected as a finalist. In fact, it is now the 5th time in 9 years highlighting Peugeots dedication to producing market-leading vehicles. The 208 was chosen at the end of 2019 (winner in 2020), the 508 (hatchback and SW) at the end of 2018, the 3008 at the end of 2016 (winner in 2017) and the previous-generation 308 (hatchback and SW) at the end of 2013 (winner in 2014). This put the current iteration of the Peugeot 308 in fantastic company with a long list of Peugeot winners and nominees.


The new 308, the first of Peugeots new line that will bear the brand's new coat of arms, features a sharp and sensory design, the latest advanced technology including the patented Peugeot iCockpit® and exceptional fuel efficiency. The range of powertrains includes 2 Plug-In Hybrid versions from launch, that give customers the power the option of electrified and internal combustion engines. A fully electric engine will soon complete the range, giving customers an array of options to suit their driving needs.


There are no categories, no subdivisions and no classes in the Car of The Year Awards: there can only be 1 winner. The victor of this prestigious award will be announced on February 28th in Geneva, Switzerland.The COTY award is the most coveted in the automotive industry. Its 61 jurors come from 23 European countries. Each of them chose their seven finalists in an initial vote from a long list of 39 competitors. The list of the contenders and finalists can be found on the Car of The Year website https://www.caroftheyear.org/


 The New Peugeot 308: A Bolder Design and Driving Experience

Arriving at our shores in 2022, the brand-new Peugeot 308 is revamping the C-segment, saloon and estate market. So far this year, more than 24,000 customers had already placed orders for 2022 delivery, 22% of which were for the Plug-in Hybrid version, highlighting the ever-growing shift to sustainable vehicles for consumers.


The new 308 attracts you with its dynamic design and architecture, offering significantly more space for passengers in the back row. With its vertical signature LED lights at the front and three claws at the rear, the 308 perfectly reflects Peugeots DNA and values. Its i-Cockpit® (compact steering wheel, digital instrument cluster at eye level, central touch screen with configurable buttons) and driving aids are of the latest generation of Peugeot innoc=vations. The engine choice of rechargeable hybrid (180 or 225 hp), petrol or diesel is exceptionally efficient.

Register your interest today for the 2022 Peugeot 308 and 1 of our highly experienced sales managers will be in touch with you. https://www.gowanmotors.ie/enquire/new-cars/peugeot-308

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