Petrol engine choices will include a 1.2 litre VTi three-cylinder producing 82 hp, a 1.2 litre e-THP turbocharged three-cylinder producing either 110 hp or 130 hp, and a 1.6 THP producing either 125 hp or 156 hp. Diesel engine options include a 1.6 HDi doing 92 hp or 115 hp, or a 2.0 litre BlueHDi producing 150 hp.
The 1.2 litre e-THP with 110 hp or 130 hp outputs is new and this will be the first time it is used in any Peugeot, with the ‘e’ in the engine name referring to a stop/start system. We notice the 1.6 VTi is missing from the line-up, so this could mean that it has been phased out, at least for Europe.
This means a two-variant Peugeot 308 line-up for this generation in Malaysia similar to the current VTi and Turbo line-up could likely exclusively use turbo engines – either 1.2 litre three-cylinder or 1.6 litre four-cylinder, unless Peugeot re-introduces the 1.6 VTi for Asian markets.