The leaked images of the Peugeot 308 facelift have surfaced on the Internet, hinting at the upcoming refresh for the Volkswagen Golf‘s rival. The second-generation 308 has been around since 2013, followed by its Malaysian launch in 2015.
It may take a trained eye to identify the changes between the facelift model and its predecessor. For starters, the front grille is new, so as the aggressive front bumpers and fog lights. The headlights now feature continuous LED strips for the daytime running lights, replacing the individual LED “dots” on the pre-facelift version, while changes at the back are bare minimal at best.
It also appears that nothing much has changed on the inside, and it seems that the facelifted 308 won’t get the second-generation i-Cockpit like in the new 3008 and 5008 SUVs.
Powertrain options are still unknown at this point of time but don’t be surprised if the 1.6-litre THP engine and the six-speed automatic transmission is retained on this facelift. That powertrain combination, developed together with BMW, has been around since the first-generation 308.
The introduction of the Peugeot 308 facelift could take place by the end of Q2 2017. At present, there are two variants available on sale for the Malaysian market, the 308 Active for RM119K, and the range topping 308 THP at RM133K.