The latest Peugeot 208 is an excellent makeover that gives this compact hatchback a next-generation outlook with sportier feature and more elegant style. The new line-up consists of three derivatives, three engine choices and two transmissions. In all, the new 208 has been refined in many key areas; with more assertive styling, fresh exterior colour choices and even more innovative technology to make it stand out from the crowd.
Already benefiting from an advanced and innovative design, the new 208 becomes sharper and more distinctive with a new front bumper and a wider fully integrated grille. This striking new look is supported by new two-tone headlamps fitted as standard from Active trim level. Combined with restyled front fog lamps, this fresh face subtly transforms the 208. The range of colours and paint finishes available on the new Peugeot 208 has expanded, with several brand new hues including the striking new metallic Orange Power.
Climb into the New 208’s Peugeot i-Cockpit, with its compact steering wheel, head-up instrument panel and large 7’’ touch screen, and discover your ticket to a driving experience that combines punchy thrills with maximum safety.
Enhancements have been made to improve comfort and desirability of the new 208 interior. All of this adds up to a comfortable yet exhilarating driving experience that will make every day driving an absolute pleasure. The rear is dominated by red 3D LED “claw” tail lights.
There are 12 body colours, including a new orange hue. In addition, Peugeot claims it has added an innovative textured paint to its existing solid, metallic and pearlescent paint finishes.
Effiency and engine
Peugeot says all versions of the new 208 meet Euro 6 emissions standards. The 208 Active is fitted with a PureTech 3-cylinder engine available in a naturally aspirated 1.2l 60 kW version. The PureTech 3-cylinder is also available in a turbocharged 1.2l 81 kW version fitted on the GT Line with Stop&Start technology. The GT Line version is available with a 5-speed manual transmission, or the new 6-speed EAT6 automatic gearbox (Efficient Automatic Transmission 6-speed) which uses Quickshift technology allowing faster changes.
Combined with the new automatic EAT6 gearbox, the 1.2 PureTech 81 kW EAT6 S&S turbo version emits C02 emissions of only 104 g/km, says Peugeot, making it the benchmark for petrol automatics in the segment.
GT Line and more
The two flagship GT Line models of the 208 boast unique features including a special grille with red detailing, a gloss black finish for the grille surround, fog light trim, new side-mirror housings and 17’’ Caesium alloys.
Also unique to the GT Line exterior is the chromed-finished exhaust, red Peugeot lettering and privacy glass for the rear windows.
Inside there are special GT Line sports seats, upholstered in black and red with contrasting stitching. Red detailing on the black seat belts and the multi-function steering wheel gets a full leather-trimmed rim.
Aluminium door-sills finishers and aluminium pedals are another unique GT Line feature, as is the red-and-black sports theme of the touchscreen display.
Peugeot 208 1.2 Active R224,900
Peugeot 208 1.2T GT Line R284,900
Peugeot 208 1.2T GT Line auto R304,900