Paris – It’s midlife manicure time for the Peugeot 308, and that means a redesigned front end, some added gadgets and new engines in the upper range.
Very little changes stylistically inside the 308’s cabin, but the touch-screen command centre does gain a new 3D navigation system as well as updated graphics and a Mirror Screen function that duplicates your smartphone. The latter is compatible with Android Auto and Apple Carplay.
On the engine front, Peugeot has upgraded the 96kW 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbopetrol PureTech engine for better combustion efficiency and there’s a brand new 96kW four-cylinder turbodiesel engine. At the upper end of the range, Peugeot’s 132kW BlueHDi 180 S&S motor is now mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Exterior styling changes, as you’ll see above, are hardly radical, but there is a bigger and more vertical grille as well as a redesigned bumper and new, albeit similarly-shaped headlights, with an LED light signature on all models.
Peugeot talks of new rear lights too, with a three-claw light signature, but we’ll have to imagine that for now as Peugeot has only as yet released a single frontal image of the car.
Peugeot SA tells us that the updated hatch is likely to reach local shores around February next year.