As the first examples of the facelifted 308 arrive in showrooms about now, the relatively minor changes to the styling show how well Peugeotís designers got it first time around. The eagle-eyed will notice a more upright front grille with Lion badge centrally adorning it, revised headlights and an updated front bumper with a trio of openings. At the rear the lighting clusters exhibit a claw-like signature that shines brightly both night and day. Inside thereís new graphics for the navigation system along with TomTom traffic monitoring, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity for the first time. A technology upgrade sees autonomous emergency braking, an active lane departure warning system and adaptive cruise control feature for the first time, as well as an automated parking system. But the highlight is a new 1.5-litre BlueHDi 130 engine that meets the latest Euro-6B emissions regulations, as well as a new eight-speed automatic transmission for BlueHDi 180 variants.
You can read the full report on this Peugeot 308 in the December 2017 issue of Diesel Car. Order a back issue by clicking here and choosing a single issue
Class leading boot with low loading sill. Super bright LED lights. Feels quick. Good all-round visibility. Looks great.
The hard plastics of the centre console are at odds with the rest of the cabin. Too many controls are combined on the touchscreen. The panoramic roof limits rear headroom.