A Carscoops reader who goes under the nickname "Instacar69" tipped us off about a group of cropped pictures, purportedly showing parts of the new generation of Peugeot's 308 compact hatchback before a reported world premiere this Monday, on May 13.
We can't vouch for their authenticity yet, but after snooping around on the web, we found a flyer from French publication Automobile-Magazine with a photo-shopped image of the next 308 (first pic in the gallery) and the wording "Découvrez la nouvelle Peugeot 308 des le 13 Mai sur notre site", which translates to "Discover the new Peugeot 308 on May 13 on our site", so there's a good chance that they are real.
The pictures show the 308's headlamps with an LED strip on top, the front grille of the car, the instrument panel and a shot from the cabin, with all styling details following in line with Peugeot's most recent creations like the 208 supermini and the 2008 small crossover.
What we know about Peugeot's VW Golf and Ford Focus challenger is that, it will be the brand's first model to ride on the Peugeot-Citroen PSA Group's new EMP2 platform, which also underpins the new Citroen C4 Picasso minivan, and that the hatch will be up to 70kg or 154 pounds lighter than today's model.
Merci Instacar69 for the tip!