Pictured here is Peugeot’s latest compact hatch, the 308, which replaces the 307 and is rumored to include a two-door variant for the first time. Official details haven’t been released as yet but word on the street is that the new model has grown by about an inch in length, while height was reduced slightly from the 307.

The base model will be equipped with the same 1.6-liter four-cylinder unit from the subcompact 207, developing 120 horsepower. This will be followed by a 150-hp turbocharged 1.6-liter four that was co-developed with BMW. The range-topper will get a 170-hp turbocharged 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel.

Sales should start by the end of the year, following the car’s world debut at September’s 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show. A new coupe-convertible and wagon version should arrive a year after the initial release and there’s even talk of a crossover variant in the works.


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