The facelifted Peugeot 308 was revealed in its entirety back in 2017, and it appears the refreshed C-segment hatchback will arrive on Malaysian shores soon. Recently, a brochure for the model surfaced on social media, containing details on specifications as well as pricing.

Offered with a 1.6 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that develops 165 hp and 240 Nm of torque, the THP unit now makes 15 hp more than the outgoing 308 THP (150 hp) on sale. The mill continues to be paired with a six-speed Aisin-sourced torque converter automatic transmission.

Briefly, visual enhancements that come with the facelift include a new bonnet that displaces the lion badge further down to the middle of the more upright grille (with chrome trimmings). Based on the brochure, it appears we’ll be getting the 308 in GT trim featuring an aggressive front bumper like what we’ve seen on the 308 Sedan in China.

Noticeable cues found in the lower apron are the lines that originate from the “notch” in the LED headlamps (with LED DRLs) that cascade down and lead into the wheel arches – these help to frame the fog lamp elements as well as the wider intake.

Moving towards the rear, the rear triple claw signature lighting for the taillights are more prominent and the fuel filler cover is now square rather than a circle. As part of the trim package, dual chrome exhaust finishers are also present, and the car rides on 18-inch ‘Black Sapphire’ alloy wheels. Interior changes are relatively minor, with a new gear lever lifted straight from the 3008.

In terms of equipment, the 9.7-inch touchscreen infotainment system now comes with support for smartphone screen mirroring via MirrorLink, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The system will be linked to a six-speaker 3D Arkamys Sound Staging audio package.

Other features include Mistral semi-leather upholstery for the semi-bucket seats, leather-wrapped sports steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, an electronic parking brake, keyless entry and start, plus a decent safety suite – six airbags, ESP, DSC, ABS, EBD, hill assist, traction control and electronic brake assist. There is no mention of adaptive cruise control or autonomous emergency braking, however.

Pricing-wise, the new 308 looks to go for RM129,888 on-the-road without insurance but if you want the car in Ultimate Red or Pearl White, it’ll cost you an additional RM1,500. Considering the 308 was left out of Nasim’s post-SST Peugeot price list, we reckon a launch will take place real soon, so stay tuned for more info.

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