Peugeot hasn’t officially pulled the silks off its redesigned 308 yet, but that didn’t stop them from coming half off.
Our spy photographers captured the 2022 Peugeot 308 ahead of its reveal later this month, likely on the way to a film or photo shoot.
While the rear remains concealed, we can see the front in all its glory.
Peugeot’s new (well, old) shield-shaped logo is located prominently in the similarly shield-shaped grille, which has an intricate, three-dimensional appearance.
Like those crossovers and the Peugeot 508 hatch and wagon, it also features a strip-style lighting element containing daytime running lights and indicators plunging from the headlights down to the bumper.
The overall shape is similar to the current car, though the detailing of the body, including the side creases and front and rear styling, are different.
We also expect it to grow in both length and width.
The rear remains shrouded but if you peer through you can just make out the shape of the tail lights.
The new 308 is expected to use an updated version of the current car’s EMP2 platform and will also be available with a plug-in hybrid powertrain.
Three- and four-cylinder turbo petrol and diesel engines should also be available.
The car’s EMP2 platform also underpins, among other vehicles across the Stellantis empire, the Peugeot 3008, 508 and 5008 and Citroen C5 Aircross.
The new 308 should get the latest in Peugeot’s quirky i-Cockpit cabin layout, with a 10.1-inch central touchscreen as well as a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.
Before the new model arrives locally, expected to be next year, the current car will get a minor update.
Launching locally in the second quarter of this year, the 2021 Peugeot 308 will receive a 10.0-inch i-Cockpit digital instrument cluster, new wheel designs, and a new paint colour.
The updated 308 also features a gloss finish for its 9.7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, while an optional black pack will be available on some trim levels overseas.