Peugeot is nearing completion of its new-generation 308 small hatch, spied here in its final - and camouflaged - production form.
Spotted undergoing winter testing, this prototype appears to be wearing entirely fresh sheetmetal beneath its houndstooth disguise cladding.
A revised window line is evident, with the current 308’s front quarter windows ditched in favour of a single piece window design, and the wing mirrors moved to the base of the A-Pillar.
The current model’s pronounced front overhang has been scaled back, while the clamshell bonnet shut line appears to remain.
Little else is known of the new model at this stage, but it is expected to use the same platform and drivetrains as the existing Citroen C4 and DS4 PSA Group cousins - along with the appearance of the PSA Group’s HYbrid4 diesel-electric powerplant.
Despite the evolutionary monikers used by previous generations (306,307,308), the new model is set to continue the use of the ‘308’ moniker, following Peugeot’s new fixed naming policy.
The new-generation 308 is expected to be officially revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, before going on sale in early 2014.