A little over two months to be presented, the new Peugeot 308 Cross 2023 comes to light thanks to some interesting, and first spy photos, of the third body of the new Leon brand compact. Camouflaged to the brim. the line of the roof is practically the only detail that reveals a sportier design, together with the greater height of the bodywork to the ground.
Only one body is missing to arrive from the new compact of the Leon brand, and it will be presented in the coming months. In the middle of spring it is expected to do so, and the fact of not seeing a single prototype of that unpublished model raised alarms. Not because it was cancelled, but because it is so different and special that Peugeot has been keeping the secret as much as possible of this new, more special 308. At least, graphically, because we have told you its secrets.
These are the first spy photos of the new Peugeot 308 Cross 2023, the sporty crossover that the compact has become, and which is expected to capture the most attention and sales from customers. With the usual camouflage of the brand’s models, the images show the front sharpening of the new 308 and some new aesthetic features that does not have another model of the brand. The windshield pillars rise very vertically extending across the roof line horizontally until they decline more pronounced at the back.
A more modern and also more suggestive style with the details more typical of a coupé, especially in the rear volume. In addition, the sighted prototype clearly demonstrates its ability to roll off the asphalt, with tires as generously sized as usual for SUVs. The only detail that remains heavily covered is the rear pillar, which appears to will dispense with the usual fixed glass common in the vast majority of models.
With almost 4.7 meters long, will offer ample interior space thanks to the fourth version of the “EMP2” platform, although only the space for the heads of the rear seats will be slightly trimmed. In terms of interior design, no big differences are expected, although of course Peugeot will offer differentiating details. Among them, we know that this 308 Cross will not be offered with basic mechanics, but rather It will be offered with the most powerful gasoline and with the two hybrids that it has, the PHEV of 180 and 225 CV.
For now we know what it will be exclusively manufactured in Europe in the French factory in Mulhouse and that will be presented next May. In fact, it should have been one of the great novelties for the Geneva Motor Show, but the cancellation of the event has forced the French brand to postpone the debut for a few months. A presentation that aims to start the marketing and delivery of units from next fallthus completing the offer of the new compact.