Peugeot’s next-generation 208 will be priced from £16,250 with the fully-electric e-208 EV available from £25,050 after Government's low-emission vehicle grant incentive.
The new 208 will go on sale in the UK early next year and fulfils the French brand’s promise of ‘choose your Peugeot, choose your powertrain’, with a choice of electric, 1.2-litre petrol in three different power guises and a 1.5-litre diesel engine.
David Peel, Peugeot UK managing director, described 2019 as a year of "energy transition" for the franchise. It will have a hybrid or pure EV version in all its model lines by 2023, starting this year with PHEV versions of the 508 and 3008, and then this new 208 and 2008 have pure EV available from launch.
All engines for the new 208 will be available in Active, Allure and GT Line trim levels. The zero-emission e-208 is also available in range-topping GT trim. Pricing for the electric version is still subject to the model being approved for the £3,500 plug-in car grant.
Standard equipment includes the new i-Cockpit with a compact multifunction steering wheel, configurable head-up display, either a 7-inch or 10-inch HD colour touchscreen (according to version) and seven satin chrome ‘piano’ toggle switches.
The interior can also be personalised with a choice of eight LED mood lighting colours.
Allure models come with 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels (16-inch alloy wheels on e-208), a gloss black B-pillar, tri-material ‘Cozy’ leather-effect seat trim with double stitch detail and the 3D i-Cockpit with configurable 3D head-up instrument panel. Allure trim models also feature Peugeot's signature ‘Claw Effect’ full LED 3D rear-light clusters.
GT Line models feature front and rear parking sensors and 180˚ reversing camera. Also included are 17-inch wheels across petrol, diesel and EV models, Active Safety Brake with Night function, cyclist and pedestrian detection, eight-colour ambient interior lighting, and full LED headlights with Peugeot Smartbeam Assist. Additional styling cues include gloss black wheel arch extensions, twin chrome exhaust pipes (on petrol and diesel models) and a Diamond Black roof.
GT models feature automated parking assistance, adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go, Lane Positioning Assist and Blind Spot Monitoring. Inside, GT models come with grey Alcantara leather trim, heated front seats, and 3D i-Cockpit with a larger 10-inch capacitive colour touchscreen and Connected 3D Navigation.
The Peugeot e-208, which made its public debut at the 2019 Gneeva Motor Show, uses a 50kWh battery and 136hp electric motor to provide a 211 mile range from a full charge under the WLTP testing.
All e-208 models come with three driving modes – Sport, Normal and Eco – and support rapid charging up to 100kWh, with an 80% charge taking just 30 minutes.
The e-208 also features unique styling cues to set the electric model apart, including a body coloured chequered front grille, a bespoke ‘e’ monogram on the C-pillar and a dichroic Lion, which changes colour from different angles.
Peugeot is recommending customers use a wallbox charger to go along with the new electric model. The e-208 comes with a Mode 3 Type 2 cable as standard, which will charge the car in 7.5 hours from a 7kW charging point.
Customers can also download the MyPeugeot app, which will allow them to manage their vehicle charge remotely, precondition the temperature of the vehicle and receive ‘e-Coaching’ on how to benefit most from their vehicle.
Peugeot will provide a ‘Charging Pass’ to customers which enables them to access certain UK public charging points through a free subscription for an introductory period.
Peugeot 208 prices
|Trim||Engine||On the Road MRRP|
|Active||1.2L PureTech 75 S&S 5-speed manual||£16,250|
|1.2L PureTech 100 S&S 6-speed manual||£17,350|
|1.2L PureTech 100 EAT8 S&S 8-speed automatic||£18,750|
|1.5L BlueHDi 100 S&S 6-speed manual||£18,850|
|Electric 50kWh 136||£25,050*|
|Allure||1.2L PureTech 100 S&S 6-speed manual||£18,850|
|1.2L PureTech 100 EAT8 S&S 8-speed automatic||£20,250|
|1.2L PureTech 130 EAT8 S&S 8-speed automatic||£21,500|
|1.5 BlueHDi 100 S&S 6-speed manual||£20,350|
|Electric 50kWh 136||£26,250*|
|GT Line||1.2L PureTech 100 S&S 6-speed manual||£20,700|
|1.2L PureTech 100 EAT8 S&S 8-speed automatic||£22,100|
|1.2L PureTech 130 EAT8 S&S 8-speed automatic||£23,350|
|1.5 BlueHDi 100 S&S 6-speed manual||£22,200|
|Electric 50kWh 136||£28,100*|
|GT||Electric 50kWh 136||£29,650*|
*After plug-in vehicle grant