The French manufacturer Peugeot has been undergoing somewhat of a restructure following the sales failure during the year of 2012. The European car market had to watch and endure as sales figures simply disappeared and manufacturers who developed on home grown sales, such as Peugeot and Citroen had been the biggest sufferers.
The Peugeot and Citroen firms see a strong future following the release of a number of new models including the small city cars in the form of the 107 and the Citroen C1. On the other hand, the Peugeot 308 model has also won the Car of the Year award and forced the firm to develop an estate version.
The Peugeot Citroen firms will welcome the return of two of their best selling models in the firm of the C1 and the 107 models. The deal between the French pair of manufacturers and the Toyota brand has been beneficial for all parties for over ten years and the new deal is expected to only increase the profitability.
The 308 estate model has been released to rival the success of the Skoda Octavia model and will be priced at somewhere in the region of £16,845. The model is expected to go on sale soon with the first deliveries being in June.
The 308 model has been given all of the features that helped make it the car of the year ahead of the likes of the BMW i-3 and the Tesla models. The new 308 Peugeot Estate model has been given over 610 litres of space in the boot which matches major rivals in the form of the Volkswagen Golf Estate and the Ford Focus Estate model.
Prices for the new 308 estate model will start from £16,845 for the standard Pure Tech model. The next jump in terms of trim levels and specifications will see a rise in the invoice price to £18,295. The top specification 2.0 litre Blue HDI model will cost somewhere in the region of £25,145.