Peugeot releases 308 sedan in Chinese market

Peugeot releases 308 sedan in Chinese market

Peugeot has just revealed its third new model for the Chinese market the 308 compact sedan. The small four-door made its debut at the at the Chengdu Motor Show in mid-September this year and is now available for purchase in China.

The striking Pug has been manufactured locally in cooperation with Peugeot’s Chinese partner Dongfeng Motor Corporation. It will join the the French carmaker’s other offerings in the C-segment that also include the 307 and 408 sedans.

Peugeot says that the new 308 will further strengthen its presence in the very competitive category and is targeting 60,000 sales in its first year.

Together with the 307 and 408 Sedans, Peugeot will sell 150,000 cars in the C-segment in 2012. This will account for about 60 percent of the brands total sales in the country.

The 308 Sedan goes on sale with two petrol powertrain options – a 1.6-litre unit producing 80kW and 142Nm, and a 2.0-litre with 110kW and 200Nm of peak torque, both of which will be sold with manual and automatic transmissions.

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