Even greater changes apply to the aging 306's prices, with on-the-road costs for some models falling by as much as £1,075, while in many instances the new 2.0-litre common rail HDI diesel engine enters the range at prices below the old 1.9 D turbo it replaces. Fleets will also be able to continue to buy the workhorse - the normally-aspirated 1.9 D - at a price £85 cheaper than its predecessor with a sunroof and £435 cheaper with air conditioning.
The range starts at £11,995 on the road for the 1.4 Meridian five-door, but this entry level model now features air conditioning rather than a sunroof. The three-door XS 1.8 with sunroof costs £13,545 (£14,270), while the air-conditioned XS 1.8 is £1,075 less at £13,545 (£14,620). Throughout the entire range, Peugeot has abolished the £350 premium it used to charge for air conditioning in lieu of a sunroof.