These are apparently leaked images of the 2018 Peugeot 308 facelift spreading on the internet. Looks just like the current 308 GT Line? Yes, but not exactly, as there are some minor changes. If this is legit, this would be the mildest of facelifts for the 2014 European Car of the Year.

Compared to the current 308 with the sporty GT Line trim, this car has a different design for its chrome grille internals – from egg crate to a chequered flag-style pattern. The bumper has been reprofiled, and the side air intakes are much bigger and shapelier. Cross checking reveals that the entire face is identical to that of the Chinese-market Peugeot 308 Sedan that debut a year ago.

The 18-inch wheels appear similar to before, but the LED daytime running lights have been updated from a dotted line to a constant line. We can’t see the lower bumper area clearly here, but there appears to be no change to the rear end, which tail lights feature the lion brand’s triple claw LED signatures. Still a very handsome hatchback.

From L-R: Current 308 GT Line, Chinese market 308 Sedan

No visible changes to the interior too, which retains the model’s unique instrument panel on the eyeline layout, with a small diameter steering wheel below the binnacle. The stark centre stack is dominated by a touchscreen.

If these images are indeed of the facelifted 308, it’s pretty much status quo in terms of design. While that won’t excite the market much, it’s not messing with what wasn’t wrong in the first place. It’s Peugeot doing a Volkswagen Golf, and we suspect that’s what they wanted all along with this 308 generation.