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Peugeot officially reveals facelifted 308


Leaked online just over a month ago, Peugeot has now released official images and more details of its revised 308.

Shown in five-door guise only, the mid-life tweaks, as previously reported, are subtle with a new front bumper, revised headlights with daytime running LEDs, relocation of the Lion badge to the equally new grille, faux air intakes and according to Peugeot, new taillights not yet in the open.

No interior images have been provided, but expect the 308 to continue with the existing model's i-Cockpit layout, albeit with a upgraded infotainment system featuring Mirror Screen smartphone pairing, TomTom developed satellite navigation with real-world updates, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

New safety tech includes Active Lane Departure Warning, Active Safety Braking and Visionpark 1 that uses a 180 degree rear view camera and Park Assist to steer the 308 into a parking space.

As before, the 308 will be offered in a choice of six trim levels; Access, Active, Allure, GT-Line, GT and GTi, with engine made up of a revised 1.2-litre PureTech petrol paired to a new six-speed manual gearbox, a new BlueHDi 130 diesel likely to displace 2.0-litres, and an all-new 2.0-litre BlueHDi 180 linked to Peugeot's first eight-speed automatic gearbox developed by Aisin.

Peugeot South Africa is yet to confirm when the updated 308 will arrive on local shores.

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