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Following an official video teaser and several not-so-official photos of the upcoming 2016 Peugeot 308 GTi, the French hi-po hatch has once again been leaked online – this time with a flurry of photos from Auto Express UK and even shots of its brochure from Autoblog.nl.

External differences from both sets of photos are minute, to say the least – the inclusion of ‘GTi’ badges on the front wheel arch and rear tailgate being the most obvious. In front, the car adopts a mesh-like front grille, two-toned 19-inch wheels and reworked rear bumper with a diffuser and twin exhaust outlets.

Other information gathered from the leaked brochure include the 308 GTi’s dimensions. The car measures in at 4,256 mm in length, is 1,863 mm wide and stands at 1,446 mm. A 1,205 kg kerb weight has also been deduced. While leaked photos so far only reveal the car with 19-inch wheels, the brochure also notes down the possibility of equipping the car with wheels ranging from a 15- to 19-inch setup.

Under the bonnet, the 2016 Peugeot 308 GTi will come powered by a turbocharged 1.6 litre four-cylinder engine in two states of tune with one offering 250 PS and another, 270 PS and a torque rating of 330 Nm. A sole transmission choice of a six-speed manual is offered.

Inside, the Peugeot 308 GTi features a flat-bottomed steering wheel, leather and Alcantara combination sport seats and gloss black trim – subtle red highlights help inject an otherwise monotonous interior with some flair. Expect more details to be divulged when the car gets officially revealed at the upcoming 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed this June 25.