Facelift Friday: Peugeot 306

The car is certainly not as legendary as the 205, but we still dare to take the Peugeot 306 as a public favorite. The car appeared on the market in 1993 and disappeared from the scene again in 2002.

The 306 was a nice fresh appearance in 1993. With its real hatchback shape and smooth bodywork, the car was considerably more modern than predecessor 309, while the diagonally cut headlights and rear lights gave it a striking appearance. There was also an extensive model series. The 306 was not only available as a three-door and five-door hatch, but also as a sedan and, at that time, quite common, a convertible.

A station wagon version was initially missing, but that was compensated for remarkably late in 1997. The Break appeared at the same time as the introduction of the Phase 2, which is recognizable by a completely new nose. Thanks to the recognizable layout, the news seems small, but the headlights, grille, hood and front bumper have all been revised. The fused headlamps after the facelift have been squeezed a little more than the earlier two-piece models and the grille lost its slats. A new, fresh logo and differently arranged rear lights complete the tighter exterior image.

In 1999 it was time for a second round of renewal, although it was a lot more modest than the first. Clear glass for the headlights and a missing strip on the tailgate were enough to keep the look of the 306 fresh until 2002.

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