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Peugeot has unveiled its facelifted 301 sedan, brandishing a new face and new equipment The car was first introduced in 2012 – designated for emerging markets, over 360,000 units have been sold.

Exterior changes concentrate on the front end, which features a new radiator grille and bonnet, and the lion logo has now been moved on to the assembly from its previous placement on the bonnet. New headlamps and a redesigned bumper go on, as do LED daytime running light strips. The rear lamps have also been revised, with the brand’s opaline three-claw design now featuring on the new units.

Interior changes include new trim, with a choice of light or dark colour schemes available, the latter based on a new fabric trim called Cran Adamantium. The new 301 also introduces a seven-inch capacitive touchscreen infotainment system into the equation. The system is equipped with Mirror Screen triple play connectivity (MirrorLink, Android Auto, Apple Carplay), a 3D TomTom navigation system and a reverse camera.

The dash panel has also been redone, with new air-conditioning controls making their way on, and the power window buttons are now located on the central console, placed on both sides of the gear lever.

Four engine options will be available for the car, two petrol and two diesel. The baseline gasoline unit is the 1.2L PureTech 82, which offers 82 hp at 5,750 rpm and 118 Nm at 2,750 rpm in the way of power output. Only one partnering gearbox for it, and that’s a five-speed manual.

The other petrol engine is a 1.6L VTi 115, with 115 hp at 6,050 rpm and 150 Nm at 4,000 rpm, with manual or six-speed EAT6 automatic tranmission options available. As for the oil burners, they are the 1.6L BlueHDi 100 and 1.6L HDi 92, both available only in five-speed manual form.

On the safety front, the 301 is equipped with front and side airbags, ABS, ESP, emergency brake assist (EBA) and a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) as well as Isofix mount points. The refreshed 310 – which is built at the Peugeot plant in Vigo, Spain – comes with seven exterior colour options, three of which are new (Artense Grey, Moka Grey and Deep Blue).