Interior trim for the Peugeot 308 GTi Hatchback does bear strong resemblances to the 307 version with the principal cosmetic change being a revamped instrument panel and a brilliant black center console being added. The standard features take in leather trim 'GTi' logo seats, sports steering wheel , aluminum gear lever knob, aluminum pedals, cruise control, CD sound system with USB and auxiliary ports hooked up to six speakers, rain sensors, auto activation headlights and front and rear sensors.
Safety is a feature that Peugeot never forget meaning that the 308 GTi comes equipped with an all inclusive braking system combining Anti-lock brakes (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution to manage vehicle control through each wheel to provide greater efficiency, an Emergency Brake Assistance system and a number of other on board intuitive systems that will automatically intervene if the on board computer senses signs of distress as well as a full set of air bags to protect driver and passengers in the event of a collision. Designed and produced to include integrated crumple zones, the 308's structure that will disperse impact energy in the event of an accident, In addition a secondary absorption beam placed at the front of the engine's sub-frame that will provide added protection in the event of a head-on collision. Similar protection has been rendered for both the front and rear doors of the Sport Wagon that will absorb considerable impact if the 308 GTi is collided with from the side.
Fuel consumption for the 308 Hatchback GTi Hatchback's 1.6 liter four cylinder direct-injection turbo 200 horsepower engine, according to unofficial reviews, averages out at 34.1 miles per gallon.
The 2012 Peugeot 308 is not lacking in challenges for its place in the super fast hatchback class, with the greatest coming from the Volkswagen Polo GTI , Opel Astra 1.6T, Mercedes-Benz B 160, Fiat Bravo 1.4 Multi-Air T-Jet, Mini Cooper S, Ford Focus RS and the Subaru WRX.