More pictures of the new, second-generation, Peugeot 308 have been revealed.

The new car is set to go on sale in the UK in January 2014.

Built around the company’s new EMP2 (Efficient Modular Platform 2) architecture, Peugeot engineers have managed to reduce the overall weight by 140kg in comparison to the out-going model.

The company also promises that the new model will demonstrate new levels of handling, ride quality and efficiency.

Peugeot is particular proud of the new dashboard layout, following a principle dubbed i-Cockpit, which sees the 308 use a small steering wheel, elevated instrument panel and high centre console with 9.7-inch touch-screen.

The gadget theme continues with the full complement of electronic safety and driver aids, including Blind Spot Monitoring, Dynamic Cruise Control, Emergency Collision Alert, Emergency Collision Braking and, on the top-spec models, full LED headlights.

Initially, the 308 will be available with a choice of five engines.  To begin with, the 1.6-litre HDi 92 will be range leader for efficiency, with CO2 emissions from just 93 g/km.

In the spring of 2014, a three-cylinder 1.2-litre e-THP will be added, plus a new BlueHDi unit with CO2 emissions of just 82 g/km.

The new Peugeot 308 is to be built at the company’s Sochaux factory, and will go on sale in the UK from January 2014.