Peugeot 208
Peugeot Go Retro With The All New 2020 208
Auto News

Peugeot has revealed the all new 208 and the style is a blend of the 1990s, a little bit of the 205 and a little bit of 206. All in all the design language looks new without falling into the retro styling dustbin of history. The new 208 will be officially revealed in person at the 2019 Geneva Motorshow on March 5.

Peugeot is making noise specifically around the fact that it will offer the 208 with an electric 208 model. This is made possible because the 208 resides on the company’s new Group CMP platform, a modular architecture designed to accept both full electric and ICE powerplants.

Peugeot 208 sideview

When the 208 launches it will be initially offered with 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines ranging from 75bhp to 128bhp.

The electric powered 208 will offer up 136bhp and will have a claimed range of 211 miles. The 50kW battery can be charged from 0-80 percent in 30 minutes.

The electric version will be distinguished with aerodynamic wheels and badge decals and that’s about it. Peugeot will continue to offer the 208 with a familiar model trim line-up.

Peugeot 208 interior

The 208 is slightly longer and wider than the model it replaces as well as being 30kg lighter.

The new 208 will fully adopt Peugeot’s i-Cockpit which consists of a fully digital instrument binnacle and infotainment system.

The main infotainment display will be available in either 7inch or 10 inch versions dependent on model trim of course.

The biggest talking point about the i-Cockpit design is the small steering wheel. The size is determined to allow the driver to view the instrument panel without looking through the steering wheel.

Peugeot 208 rear view

The minimalist interior keeps physical buttons to a minimum. The so-called piano keys allow for quick access to heating and audio functions.

As with all 21st Century cars the 208 will come packed with a lot of features. So expect Moose Detection and pre-sensing mind control. It’s all really exotic these days.

Pricing has yet to be revealed, but with a swish new look, and new technology expect an increase when it goes on sale in… I don’t when.

More details about pricing and availability will be revealed at the Geneva reveal.


Peugeot 208
Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap