Peugeot has revealed a great reset for the 208. Actually it’s a series of minor tweaks and minor styling updates across the 208 and e-208 range for 2022. Imporvements have also been made to the full electric e-208, whilst further updates include revised trim levels and minor styling changes.
From the start of 2022, the latest technological developments on the full electric e-208 will see the range increase to 225 miles thanks to more efficient heat pumps. Both the Active Premium and the Allure Premium versions of the e-208 remain eligible for the Plug-In Car Grant, attracting £1,500 in support from the government. The versions are priced at £28,225 and £29,525 respectively (inclusive of PICG). Customers of full-electric PEUGEOT vehicles can also benefit from a free 6-month subscription to bp pulse.
Trim levels have been simplified with the 2022 PEUGEOT 208 and e-208 available in Active Premium, Allure Premium, GT and GT Premium. GT Premium variants are now sold exclusively with 1.2-litre PureTech petrol engines alongside the fully electric e-208 GT Premium variant.
Customers have a choice of two efficient PureTech petrol engines: the PureTech 100 is now available exclusively with a 6-speed manual gearbox in GT Premium trim, with an 8-speed auto available on the more powerful PureTech 130 engine.
PEUGEOT e-208 variants continue to be powered by a combination of a 50kWh battery and a 100kW (136hp) electric motor, now capable from of up to 225 miles from a single charge. Supporting up to 100kW rapid charging, an 80% charge can be completed in just 30 minutes.
The entry level 208 Active Premium standard features include 16-inch ‘Taksim’ or ‘Elborn’ alloy wheels, i-Cockpit interior with a compact steering wheel, a 3.5-inch instrument panel and 7-inch capacitive colour touchscreen. All models also come standard with Mirror Screen®, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto.
Top of the range GT Premium trim is fitted with 17-inch ‘Bronx’ alloy wheels (petrol/diesel versions), keyless entry, adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function and lane positioning assist.while the seats are trimmed in tri-material ‘Mistral’ black Alcantara and cloth seat trim with lime green stitch detail.
So, the updated Peugeot 208, not so much a great reset, more like a great number of minor updates.