Air conditioning in lieu of a sunroof is a £350 option on every model except L badged cars with standard features including integral roof rails and a load area cover. Otherwise specification is similar to the established 306 range. The new estate - Peugeot's first in the lower medium sector for six years - plugs a major gap in the Coventry-based company's model line-up and gives the manufacturer its second estate car following the launch earlier this year of the 406 estate.
Peugeot expects to sell around 8,000 306 estate models next year with around 80% likely to be bought by companies and the majority of those vehicles will be diesel powered. Unlike estates launched recently by other manufacturers, Peugeot is marketing the new 306 estate firmly at the service sector.