Our photos show that the 308 is bigger than its predecessor. Power will come courtesy of a range of engines co-developed with BMW, including 1.6-litre petrol engines and a 2.2-litre turbodiesel. The new 308 will also be available as a diesel hybrid, which will use the company's 80kW 1.6-litre turbodiesel.
This model will get a paddle-shift gearbox, with regenerative braking to top up the batteries under deceleration. The nickel metal hydride battery pack is claimed to be very compact, sitting in place of the spare wheel.