Fans of Peugeot’s wide grille, you’d better hold on to your existing 308, as Nasim, the official distributor for the French marque in Malaysia, has released the latest 308 rendition, which now sport the same new identity that the 508 is currently wearing.

The new fascia also incorporates new LED daytime running lights. Both versions get new wheels too, the 308 VTi slipping on the new ‘Santiaguito’ 16-inch alloy, while the 308 Turbo runs with the ‘Melbourne’ 17-inch wheel. There are more updates on the inside.

Both variants now get a panoramic roof, automatic dual-zone air-conditioning with rear blowers, cruise control with speed limiter, World-In-Peugeot Sound System with six speakers, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, anti-pinch one-touch electric windows and height-reach adjustable steering. Additionally, both cars also get auto headlights, ‘Follow Me Home’ function, front and rear fog lights, automated front windscreen wipers, electric folding mirrors and a rear diffuser.

Sitting on the top-shelf, the 308 Turbo will get an additional leather-wrapped sport steering wheel with an aluminium ring, aluminium pedals and scuff plate as well as white instrument dials with a piano black finish centre fascia. The car also gets the 308 GTi rear spoiler.

The 308 Turbo is powered by a 1.6 litre twin-scroll THP engine that produces 156 hp and 240 Nm of torque, mated to a six-speed auto adaptive gearbox with Tiptronic and sport mode. The 308 VTi is a 1.6 naturally-aspirated engine that generates 120 hp and 160 Nm of torque, and it is paired with an automatic transmission.

As for safety, the 308s comes with two front airbags, two side airbags, ABS, EBD, Emergency Brake Assist and ISOFIX. The 308 Turbo has extra two curtain airbags, ESP and DSC.

If you want one, the Peugeot 308 VTi is selling for RM102,888, while a RM121,888 price is tagged to the 308 Turbo; both prices are on-the-road with insurance. The cars also come with an unlimited mileage five-year warranty, lifetime 24 hours Peugeot assistance and exclusive Peugeot Privilege membership.