Ignite The Senses: The All New Peugeot 308

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And so… I was invited along with mommy to the Peugeot showroom at Alexandra Road to test drive the all new Peugeot 308! I was really excited to check out the new 308 as Peugeot has always been known for their beautiful and exotic designs.

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So here I am sipping on my hic’Juice. Did I mention cupcakes?

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There were cupcakes for everyone! And I remember vaguely bite-sized truffle mushroom pies and other canapes. It was really painful because I was trying to cut down on carbs at that point. So I watched mommy devour her entire red velvet cupcake.

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Taking a pretty picture with mommy’s cupcake. Just a picture! And then it was time for us bloggers to check out the brand new Peugeot 308!

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Here it is! Unfortunately, I don’t have a driving license. I did just pass my Basic Theory Test last Friday though! So of course mommy helped test drive this baby for me. Mommy’s camera-shy so no photos of her…

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This baby pretty much sold itself. I absolutely loved the moon roof. Perfect car selfie lighting, whenever and wherever!

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The view from the passenger’s seat. Beautiful lines!

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I love how it doesn’t look that big and bulky on the outside, but is actually pretty roomy inside!

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Orangey red stripes down the seats if you like the sporty look!

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Boasts a pretty huge trunk too! To demonstrate how big the trunk was, Jessica even climbed into the back to show how much room there was left in there even with her in it!

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Posing in the driver’s seat for a photo. Why does it take so long to get a driver’s license in Singapore!

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I would love to have it in pink! Unfortunately, they don’t have it in that colour…

Test Drive

And so, mommy and I were grouped with Jason and Limaran to test drive the car. Jason drove the first half up the AYE expressway and mommy drove it back. I thought it was really great service that Peugeot allowed test drives on the expressway in order to let us have a better feel of the car.

So here’s what mommy thought about the car…

“The car is light on steering, and easy to drive. The small steering wheel also makes for effortless turning. It’s the perfect car for driving around the city as it picks up quickly after stops in traffic. I particularly like that the engine comes to a full stop when the car stops in traffic. It’s more environmentally friendly and saves on fuel!”

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Although the design of the 308 may not be as exotic as some of Peugeot’s other designs I have seen before, it is no less beautiful and perfectly sized for anybody, really. I could see it as an easy-to-drive first car, a perfect family hatchback, or simply a sporty city drive. I also particularly appreciate that the engineers at Peugeot have figured out a simpler and more elegant way of being fuel-efficient without the technology and hefty price tag of a hybrid car – to have the engine come to a full stop whenever the car comes to a stop. With a very simple dashboard, the interior of the car is kept clutter-free to make for driving without distractions. You simply can’t go wrong with the 2014 champion of the European Car of the Year Award!

And lastly…

Stand a chance to win a staycation and a weekend with the Peugeot 308!

All you have to do is to post on your own blog about at least one of your favourite features of the Peugeot 308. Read more about this blogging contest here! May the best blog post win!

Don’t forget to check out the all new Peugeot 308 at their showroom located at 305 Alexandra Road, just a few blocks down from Ikea!