These are the latest victims of the sick emission standards in the European Union.
By 2021, all manufacturers will have to reduce the average CO2 emissions of their models from 130 grams to just 95 g/km. According to French magazine L’Argus, Peugeot has already decided to discontinue the 308 GT and 308 GTi models, which overstate the average.
The 225-horsepower Peugeot 308 GT will remain on offer for another two months and will disappear at the end of June. Its engine emits 136 g/km.
308 GTi will remain in the range of the French manufacturer only until the end of 2019, but will now be powered by a new, 7 horsepower weaker unit. The 263-horsepower engine will emit 146 g/km.
In addition, Peugeot plans to reduce the offer of optional equipment in its models, as they increase the weight of the vehicle, which has a negative impact on CO2 emissions and real fuel consumption. The same fate is also to be met by cars of other PSA brands – Citroen, DS and Opel.
At present, the penalty for non-compliance with exhaust emission standards is EUR 95 for each 1 g/km of emissions too much from each registered vehicle in the EU. This means that Peugeot is currently paying a fine of €1520 per each 308 GTi.