Peugeot has updated its most popular supermini 208 with fresh styling, updated technology and tweaked engines.
The revised 2015 version of the Peugeot 208 will be unveiled at next month’s Geneva motor show. It goes on sale in the UK in June.
The exterior of the 2015 Peugeot 208 receives minor updates that include a new front grille both wider and deeper than before. The side grilles surround the reshaped fog lights, giving an aggressive look. A new set of two-tone headlamps comes with a revised LED (light emitting diode) light signature as standard on all models from Active trim and above.
The 2015 Peugeot 208 gets new styled 16 or 17 inch alloy wheels with revised rear LED tail-lights.
The revised 208 gets the new ‘i-Cockpit’ cabin concept which has been borrowed from its sister cars the- 2008 and 308. All the models benefit from leather wrapped steering wheels and the dashboard features a new finish on the higher-specification versions. The seven inch touch screen remains from the Active trim onwards that allows the screen to be compatible with Smartphones.
Peugeot have added plenty of customisation options to the 208 range, along with a range of vibrant new colours including a new orange paint.
Under the bonnet, the revised 208 will be available in a 1.6 litre diesel engine in the form of 74bhp (brake horsepower), 99bhp and 118bhp. Both 74bhp and 99bhp engines are fitted with a five speed manual gearbox, delivering an excellent 94.1 mpg (miles per gallon) fuel economy and CO2 emissions of just 79g/km (grams per kilometre). The 118bhp engine emits 94g/km CO2 meaning the diesel unit models are road tax free.
The Peugeot 208 received a new more powerful petrol engine – 108bhp (brake horse power) 1.2 Pure-tech engine which is the same as Peugeot 308, which is mated with a five speed manual gearbox and returns CO2 emissions of 103g/km (grams per kilometre). The other two petrol engines – a 67bhp 1.0-litre and an 81bhp 1.2-litre – remains the same.
Apart from entry level 75bhp (brake horse power) unit, all the engines come with auto stop and start technology to reduce fuel usage during city driving.
NEW GT LINE
The Peugeot has introduced a new GT line to the 208 range which brings back many styling attributes of the existing 208 GTi. It features a smart tiger-detailed grille, gloss black detailing and 17 inch Diamante alloy wheels with red stitched sports seats. The GT line models will be offered with the more powerful diesel or the new 110bhp (brake horse power) petrol engine.
The Peugeot has also announced the 208 GTi 30th anniversary special edition model will be now be permanent part of the range which has been named as the ‘GTi by Peugeot Sport’. It’s offered with the same 1.6 THP petrol 205bhp (brake horse power) engine.
PRICING AND RELEASE DATE
The pricing and full specification details are yet to be announced for the refreshed range. However the price range would not be changed dramatically. The current price for the Peugeot 208 starts at £10,195 as a basic list price and rises to £19,100 as a basic list price for the GTi model.
The Peugeot 208 is set for its first deliveries in June.