The new Peugeot 208 will be launched in Europe in the spring and special for the UK in the summer of 2012. This new model of Peugeot ‘B’ (Supermini) segment, will be available in two distinct body styles either 3-door or 5-door.
The new Peugeot 208 is light (110kg lighter on average compared to the 207, and as much as -173kg! with a range which starts at 975kg), aerodynamic (Cd of 0.29, CdA of 0.61), and very compact (-7cm in length, -1cm in height). These benefits are accentuated by noticeably increased occupant space, with more room in the rear seats and a more generous boot.
The new Peugeot 208 gives form to and refines the new aesthetic codes of the Marque. ‘Floating’ grille, light signature, ‘boomerang’ rear lamps – each detail is designed in complete harmony with the balance of the car, structured by a ‘spine’ the impression of which is even visible on the roof. Sculpted, athletic, pure and sophisticated, its style projects the Marque towards a renewed and attractive modernity.
The two body styles of the new Peugeot 208 have been given entirely different treatments. However, the style of the quarter panel of the three-door version recalls one of its illustrious older siblings. The interior is recognizable by technical constraints and cultural references, the instruments and controls have been completely re-thought to become entirely intuitive and clear. They are positioned around a small steering wheel, combined with a large touch screen.
With five models, four of which are equipped with the new generation Stop & Start System (e-HDi), the diesel range starts at 87g/km of CO2 (delivering fuel economy of 83.1 mpg) and never exceeds 99g! The 208 introduces a new range of 3-cylinder petrol engines, 1.0- and 1.2-litre VTi, which are particularly efficient, with a range starting at 99g/km of CO2 (delivering 65.7mpg).
By achieving average CO2 emissions of 34g/km lower than the 207, the new Peugeot 208 takes the lead in its segment. The environmental performance of 208 continues, with 25% of ‘green materials’ (recycled or of natural origin) making up its mass of polymers, it enters a new era in terms of eco-design.