2018 Peugeot 308 Is The Mildest Of Facelifts

Peugeot has just unveiled the facelifted 2018 308 and as recently leaked images previewed, the design of the new model is almost identical to the outgoing car but does receive a number of new features.

The front of the facelifted Peugeot 308 looks very familiar, with headlights seemingly identical to the current car that retain LED daytime running lights. A new grille has been installed which shuns the horizontal slats of the outgoing model in favor of small silver rectangles that appear to float alongside the prominent central Peugeot badge.

Changes have also been made to the front bumper with it incorporating different faux air intakes and square fog lights. No official images of the rear have been released just yet, but based on the leaked pictures, the taillights are marginally different, as is the bumper.

More important than the new design of the facelifted 308 are the advanced driver assistance systems it has taken from the 3008 SUV. Among these include Active Safety Braking and Active Lane Departure Warning. Additionally, the new 308 has the company’s Visiopark 1 system which can automatically steer the hatchback into a free parking space. Inside is the latest i-Cockpit system that is MirrorLink, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatible.

In terms of engines, the facelifted car gets two diesels and one petrol. The first diesel engine is the BlueHDi 180 S&S engine that comes mated as standard to an eight-speed automatic transmission developed with Aisin. Also offered is the BlueHDI 130 S&S four-cylinder diesel and a three-cylinder petrol unit that ships with a 6-speed manual as standard.

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  • Six Thousand Times

    It’s an interesting car made to look boring.

    • TheHake

      And that low slung steering wheel is not for everyone.

    • Vince

      if classicaly beautiful means boring, i don’t know what you need.

      • Marty

        There are many cars that are both interesting and classically beautiful. This isn’t one of them.
        Peugeot can’t just seem to get their front design right. It’s either a design that makes you think of a shark that is trying to swallow a tire, or like in the case above, lack of identity.

        http://thumbsnap.com/s/dLk33x6w.jpg

      • Six Thousand Times

        I thought too boxy but if you’re going with classically beautiful (like a thirties Alfa?) then, well, there you go.

    • Matthijs

      lol cause it was exciting to look at before..? This is the GT-Line, by the way

      • Six Thousand Times

        No, it was always a good car that looked dull, unnecessarily.

        • Matthijs

          sorry, i read your first message wrong, my bad

  • G’dam lazy car designers

    “2018 Peugeot 308 Is The Mildest Of Facelifts”…
    You mean the Audi of facelifts… namely ‘spot the difference’…!

    Wait till you see the new VW Polo! Is there any difference.

  • KenjiK

    “2018 Peugeot 308 Is The Mildest Of Facelift”

    How can you say that after showing us the “facelifted” BMW M2?

  • Vassilis

    Looks good!

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I give up. Honestly.

  • Zimny Pawel

    Very interesting .., specially GTi version.., probably one of the best in C segment..

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