This image of a “facelifted” Peugeot 3008 has been circulating in China, showing an undisguised 3008 wearing Peugeot’s new family face. Not sure where it’s from and where it’s heading, but we won’t be surprised if this turns out to be real – the 3008 has been around since 2009 (launched here in June 2010) and could be due for a mid-life refresh.

This new face, which the world first saw two years ago on the SR1 concept, has since been repeated on various concept cars (HR1 from Paris 2010, HX1 from Frankfurt 2011, SXC from Shanghai 2011, Urban Crossover from Beijing 2012) and production models such as the 508 and 301. It replaces the marque’s previous trademark “feline face” with the gaping mouth.

The Peugeot 3008 participated in our mega SUV shootout – click here to see how it fared against rivals from the Far East.