Peugeot is wowing the world with the stunning, new 208!
It should raise alarm bells among its rivals such as the popular Volkswagen Polo and Ford Fiesta.
With the newcomer’s distinctive appearance and expressive design with pleasing proportions, it is clear that Peugeot is moving the 208 upmarket.
The 208 is available in five trim levels: Like, Active, Allure, GT Line and GT. The two high-end versions – GT Line and GT – feature distinctive styling features too.
The new 208 is longer, wider and lower than the current model but it is still immediately recognisable as a Peugeot, It keeps the same design trends seen in its 3008 SUV sibling.
The front bumper is a perfectly integrated addition to the front that cradles the radiator grille in the centre – the grille bears the iconic Peugeot Lion. The 208 badge sits under the lip of the bonnet.
As with the 3008, the rear end of the 208 stands out with its black band running over the width of the boot lid, linking the three, daytime-running claw lights.
The range-topping GT Line or GT versions feature glossy black and chrome trim too and there is are a choice of alloy wheel designs too.
The interior is a showcase of digital technology and futuristic designs, while Peugeot also improved the fit and finish.
Beyond the 208’s eye-catching appearance, Peugeot re-engineered it completely and the Dutch carmaker promised that it will be more rewarding to drive too.
The body is 30kg lighter than the current model and there are new engine options as well. It will be available with a 1,2-litre three-cylinder turbopetrol engine under the bonnet. Peugeot offers the engine in three calibrations of output – 56kW, 75kW and 97kW). All versions of the engine will be fitted with an eight-speed automatic gearbox too.
We expect the new 208 to be here before the end of the year when more details will be revealed.