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New Peugeot 208: Style, Engines And Equipment

New Peugeot 208 launches with fresher styling, more efficient engines and superior equipment than its predecessor.

New Peugeot 208 Style

The New Peugeot 208 has superior styling, fuel efficiency and equipment than its predecessor and can be ordered now for the September 2015, “65”, registration. The New 208 is a supermini class vehicle available with 3 or 5 doors. Styling enhancements include the revised front that incorporates a wider grille and deeper chrome finishers. Furthermore, the rear LED light clusters sport the manufacturer's 3D “claws” motif. Very stylish. It also has 16” and 17” wheel options available with a painted, diamante or laser engraved finish. There are 13 exterior colours to choose from including a textured finish that is “subtly granular” to the touch.

New Peugeot 208 Engines

The New 208 is available with a wide range of engines including highly efficient diesels and potent petrols. Peugeot says its 1.6-litre, 75hp, diesel is “expected to prove popular”, for example. This – when equipped with a start/stop system that saves fuel by automatically switching it off when stationary - averages 94.2mpg which is a “segment record”. Carbon emissions are 75g/km which is below the 100g/km threshold required for free road tax (at the current rates). Every diesel 208, in fact, emits carbon at a rate no higher than 94g/km. Other engine highlights include a 1.6-litre, 208hp, petrol which propels this supermini to 62mph in 6.5 seconds.

New Peugeot 208 Trims And Equipment

The 2015 Peugeot 208 is available in: Access AC, Active, Allure, GT Line, GTi, GTi Prestige and GTi by Peugeot Sport trim. Even the entry-level version has air-conditioning and Bluetooth for connecting a smartphone. But the main technological headline is that the mid to high-spec trims are available with active city brake (optionally). This scans the road for hazards such as a slowing car while at 20mph or less. If the motorist fails to respond – and the distance to the hazard becomes critical – it brakes automatically to avoid a collision or mitigate its severity.

New Peugeot 208 Just Add Fuel

The New 208 is available via Just Add Fuel. The motorist simply makes fixed monthly payments over a specified period that covers the car plus its: insurance, road tax, warranty and roadside assistance. Monthly payments complement an initial deposit. Just Add Fuel also incorporates options at the end of the term. The motorist can return the car with nothing further to pay assuming it has not exceeded its mileage allowance and is in fair condition. Alternatively, it might be purchased for a pre-agreed sum or swapped for a newer vehicle. The 208 Active 1.0-litre 68hp petrol, for example, is available from £149 per-month and a £2,667 deposit.