The new Peugeot 308 is one of the most beautiful models in the segment. Judged by all the press as being able to compete with the Golf and other premium competitors, it only needs an electric version to fight against the Volkswagen ID.3. If the 308 follows in the footsteps of the Peugeot 208 and 2008, it will quickly and easily become number one in its segment. But Peugeot is already preparing for the future with a possible 100% electric version. According to a new rumor reported by our colleagues at Automotive News, a fully electric version of the 308 will be launched in 2023 as a direct competitor of the Volkswagen ID.3.
Unfortunately, a spokesperson for the brand at Lion said it was ” too early For more details. Nevertheless, we are curious as to which platform the new electric vehicle will use. There appear to be two options: one is the CMP architecture, used by the new Citroën C4, which allows the use of thermal or electric powertrains. However, this seems unlikely given the ambitions of Peugeot to produce a vehicle more upscale than the C4.
Brand new car?
Peugeot’s upcoming e-VMP architecture could be the second option. It will be an adaptation of the EMP2 on which the new 308 is based. The new platform will debut with the new generation 3008 scheduled for 2023 and could also be used for the 100% electric 308. Obviously, nothing is confirmed at this stage of development, this is all pure speculation.
On the other hand, the Lion’s offensive should not extend to the compact sports segment. Unfortunately, the French brand made it clear that it did not intend to market a 308 GTI or a 308 PSE because demand ” collapsed ». In other words, the Golf GTI and GTE are safe!
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