Introducing the Peugeot 208
The first-generation Peugeot 208 made an instant impact upon its release back in 2012. There were a variety of reasons for this, but it ultimately boiled down to four main factors; it was fun to drive; it was inexpensive to run; it was brimming with character; and it was loaded with technology.
All-new 208 seeks to emulate and surpass the success of its predecessor by introducing a number of improvements. The most notable updates include changes to the vehicle's aesthetics, engine choices, and interior design. Truth be told, everything about the 208 has been taken to the next level.
Interestingly, Peugeot have added an all-electric variant to the 208's arsenal of drivetrains. You can read more about that, alongside other details of all-new 208, below.
Design and Practicality
All-new 208 is the perfect alternative to more traditional superminis thanks to its incredible new design. The signature 3-claw lights complement the 208's assertive presence perfectly because of their distinctive appearance. A variety of colours are available, although 'Faro Yellow' (pictured) and 'Elixir Red' suit the new 208's character down to a tee.
Despite being a supermini, all-new 208 is very practical. There is 311 litres of boot space at your disposal, which grows to a healthy 1,106 litres once the rear seats have been folded down.
Inside, there is plenty of head and leg room for the driver and passengers. Three adults will fit in the back with no problem at all because the roof line doesn't aggressively slope down.
Technology and Safety
The stunning Peugeot 3D i-Cockpit® enhances your driving experience because of its intuitive layout and stunning appearance. Figure hugging, ultra-comfy seats in a range of materials ensure you'll be able to configure the seating position to suit your preference.
Automatic air conditioning, Smartphone charging plate, connected 3D Navigation, and parking sensors for the front and rear are all available within the all-new Peugeot 208 range. You certainly won't be left disappointed with the level of kit and comfort available.
All-new 208 is available with some of the latest safety technologies, which include:
- PEUGEOT Drive Assist
- Active Safety Brake
- Full Park Assist
- Lane Keeping Technology
- Active Blind Spot Detection
Economy and Performance
All-new 208 comes with Peugeot's latest range of drivetrains, all of which have been meticulously engineered to offer excellent real-world performance and return outstanding efficiency.
A forward-thinking drivetrain comes in the form of the all-electric variant Peugeot have introduced. The 50 kWh battery combines with an electric motor to give you up to 211 miles of range on a full charge. Notable traits of the battery are the silence, reduced running costs, and instant power delivery.
Peugeot's PureTech petrol engines line up alongside their super-efficient BlueHDi diesel engines as an alternative to the electric variant. Each engine blends performance and economy perfectly, ensuring trips to the pumps are kept to a minimum.
Manual gearboxes come as standard for the most part, although the 8-speed automatic is well-worthy of your consideration if you want optimised gear changes and greater efficiency.
There's no such thing as entry-level with the 208. Active models are extremely well equipped, and great value too.
- 16-inch alloy wheels
- 7-inch capacitive colour touchscreen
- Manual air conditioning
- LED daytime running lights
- Rear parking sensors
Active premium adds:
- 3D Navigation with TomTom Live updates
Allure models come with a broad range of creature comforts to make driving easier and more pleasurable.
Key features (in addition Active):
- 17” alloy wheels (depending on powertrain)
- Automatic air conditioning
- New PEUGEOT 3D i-Cockpit®
- Smartphone charging plate
- 4 x USB sockets
Allure Premium adds:
- 10" capacitive colour touchscreen
- 3D Navigation with TomTom Live updates
High-spec GT Line models come with advanced features you might not expect to find on a small hatchback.
- 17” alloy wheels
- GT Line interior & exterior styling
- LED headlights with Smartbeam Assist
- Colour reversing camera
- Front & rear parking sensors
Test Drive the Peugeot 208
The term 'game-changer' is one that's thrown around all too often nowadays. However, all-new 208 fits under that category perfectly because of its unique design language, gorgeous interior design, and raft of useful everyday technologies. In short, if you're looking for a supermini, the 208 should feature on the shortlist as a minimum.
If you're interested in taking a look around one for yourself, then please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw Peugeot retailer today to arrange a viewing.