peugeot pulls it off!

Monday, 29 September 2014

  • PEUGEOT 308SW 1.2 litre is a winner in the 2015 Caravan Club Awards
  • 308SW PureTech 1.2 litre wins Towcar of the Year in the Class 2 Category
  • PureTech 1.2 engine impressed judges with its amazing performance

Just a few weeks after going on sale in the UK, the new PEUGEOT 308SW PureTech 1.2 e-THP has won top honours in its category in the Caravan Club’s Towcar of the Year 2015 Awards, winning the £16,500-£20,000 class.

Summing up their decision the judges said: “With a three-cylinder 1,200cc engine the SW is going to struggle, right? Wrong!  Peugeot’s PureTech engine proves that efficiency doesn’t have to mean pedestrian-like performance – indeed, the Peugeot was amazingly punchy around all parts of the circuit, even on the 17% hill-start which it dealt with easily.”

The Caravan Club Towcar of the Year 2015 Awards were judged by a panel of experts who put 39 cars through their paces at the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire, to establish their towing credentials as well as their ‘caravanability\' or practicality for towing holidays as well as everyday use.

The new 308SW joins the award winning 308 hatchback, crowned ‘Car of the Year’ 2014 back in March.

From launch the new 308 SW is available with three petrol and five HDi diesel engines, all offering class-leading fuel economy and low CO2 emissions. The new 308 is the first PEUGEOT car to benefit from the innovative three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine - the PureTech 1.2-litre e-THP with a choice of 110 or 130bhp. Also available are BlueHDi models, including a segment-leading engine with emissions of just 82g/km in the Hatchback and 85g/km in the SW, plus next generation six-speed automatic gearboxes. Together they will ensure the all-new PEUGEOT 308 has the widest possible range of high performance and economical engines to suit every taste and budget.

Every car in the New 308 range promises improved levels of dynamic ride and handling quality. With new low-weight suspension components combined with the advantages from the new EMP2 chassis, the new 308 provides drivers with a benchmark in handling, agility, comfort and road holding.

And now, the showroom success enjoyed by the award-winning PEUGEOT 308 looks set to reach even greater heights with the arrival of a dynamic new flagship – the stunning 308 GT which will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in early October.

Available in Hatchback and SW body styles, both models offer assertive new styling, outstanding performance-oriented engines and bespoke chassis modifications to create a lowered ride height. The result is an exceptional on-the-road experience that will delight the most enthusiastic drivers.

The new 308 GT hatchback and SW will be available to order for all caravan owners from November when further details will be revealed.

PEUGEOT

The PEUGEOT Brand can trace its roots back to 1810, and it was in 1889 that it began producing automobiles, thus in 2014 it celebrates 125 years of vehicle production with over 60 million sold. Conveyed through its Brand signature ‘Motion & Emotion’, PEUGEOT is present in 160 countries with some 10,000 Franchised Dealers and recognised for its Excellence, Allure and Emotion.

In 2013 PEUGEOT sold 1.5m vehicles worldwide, represented in the majority of markets around the world with a strategy to continuously move the Brand up-market.

The UK is currently the 3rd largest market for PEUGEOT. Recent models in the eight-car line-up that include the expanding 208 range with the emblematic performance GTi and luxurious XY versions, supplemented by the new 2008 Urban Crossover and the new class-leading 308 – 2014 European Car of the Year, now available in Hatchback and SW estate body styles. The new 108 joins the range completing the ‘8’ numbered range with two body styles - Hatchback and 108 TOP! Cabrio and introduces new levels of style, technology, efficiency and personalisation to the compact car sector. The new 508 ensures that the PEUGEOT range is now easily the most modern of any brand, while being the most established and experienced.

PEUGEOT Press Contacts

Andrew Didlick, Communications Director
T: +44 (0)2476 884309 / M: +44 (0) 7836 362859 / E: andrew.didlick@peugeot.com

Kevin Jones, Public Relations Manager
T: +44 (0)2476 884215 / M: +44 (0)7880 786596 / E: kevin.jones@peugeot.com

Steven Fahey, Public Relations Manager
T: +44 (0)2476 884216 / M: +44 (0) 7748 704219 / E: steven.fahey@peugeot.com

Craig Morrow, Press Fleet Coordinator
T: +44 (0)2476 884261 / M: +44 (0)7747 764745 / E: craig.morrow@peugeot.com

Janet Brace, Press Office Coordinator
T: +44 (0)2476 884257 / M: +44 (0)7798 607896 / E: janet.brace@peugeot.com

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