Peugeot unveiled the facelifted 308 last month, but only released a sole image of the car showing the front end. Now, the company has provided us a full blowout of photos and details, showing the revised C-segment hatchback from all angles.

The revision sees the lion badge move from the bonnet into the taller, more upright grille, while the air intakes are larger and more pronounced. There are also new halogen projector headlights with LED daytime running lights – these replace the standard reflector units on the outgoing model. The higher-end GT Line and sportier GT and GTi models retain the use of LED headlights.

Below them, the air intakes have been made larger, and the GT Line, GT and GTi variants receive a sportier bumper design similar to the China-only 308 Sedan. Further back, the fuel filler aperture is square instead of round, to accommodate an AdBlue filler hole, while the rear triple claw signature lighting is now constantly turned on. There are also new alloy wheel options on offer, along with a new Pyrite Beige hue.

Inside, there are milder changes, such as an electronic gearlever for automatic models, a new capacitive touchscreen and two new upholstery choices – Meco Mistral fabric on the Active model and plastic-coated fabric/Oxford trim on the Allure, the latter paired to sports seats. Also added is 3D navigation with TomTom Traffic and a Mirror Screen feature with MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

Safety-wise, there’s the new Active Safety Brake with Distance Alert that now detects vehicles and pedestrians, and will work at speeds between 5 km/h and 140 km/h for vehicles and under 60 km/h for pedestrians. Also new is active lane departure warning, driver attention warning, auto high beam, speed limit recognition and a stop function for the adaptive cruise control.

Peugeot is taking the opportunity to introduce the latest powertrains. The base diesel engine is a new 130 hp 1.5 litre BlueHDi mill, with a Le Mans-proven patented combustion chamber design to improve combustion efficiency, as well as selective catalytic reduction (SCR) fitted as close as possible to the engine for the fastest possible post-treatment action. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.

Meanwhile, the carryover 180 hp 2.0 litre BlueHDi mill on the 308 GT is now coupled to a new Aisin eight-speed automatic transmission is more compact and up to 2 kg lighter than the old six-speeder. Fuel consumption is reduced by as much as 7% thanks to an automatic engine start/stop function that now operates at up to 20 km/h.

The 130 hp 1.2 litre PureTech turbo three-pot petrol has been upgraded, with at-source and at-exhaust emission control for improved fuel consumption and pollution reduction. High-precision injection control enhances combustion efficiency, and exhaust gases go through a catalytic converter then a passive-regeneration gasoline particle filter. A new six-speed manual gearbox is paired to this downsized motor.

At the top of the range, Peugeot has dropped the regular 250 hp GTi model, so now the hot hatch gets 270 hp from its 1.6 litre THP turbo four-cylinder engine as standard, routed through the same six-speed manual as before. A Torsen limited-slip differential, 380 mm front brake discs and 19-inch lightweight “Carbone” alloys with 235/35 Michelin Super Sport rubber are thrown in as well.