Peugeot further enhances its supermini by launching 2, new, Special Editions with striking exterior upgrades.
Special Editions available for new registration plate
New Peugeot 208 Special Editions can be ordered now for the new, 66, registration that launches September 1st 2016. The 208 – which has been recently revised to further enhance its status - is a compact, supermini class, vehicle that costs from £12,965 to £18,915 on the road. It takes the form of a 3 and 5-door hatchback.
Active Design Special Edition
The 208 Active Design Special Edition builds on the strengths of its sibling; the Active. Extras include its 16” Technical Grey alloy wheels and front fog lights. Further, Personalisation Packs add contrasting colour to the graphic “equaliser” style grille, gloss black door mirrors, fog lamp finishers and Peugeot lettering.
The Menthol White Pack can be specified with: Hurricane Grey, Orange Power and Virtual Blue paint (main exterior colour). It ensures that the car's black mirror caps incorporate a prominent flash of white, for example. In contrast, the Lime Yellow Pack complements: Bianca White, Hurricane Grey and Nera Black paintwork.
The 208 Active Design Special Edition comes in both 3 and 5-door form. It measures 3,973mm long by 1,739mm, the turning circle is only 11.2 metres – which helps it manoeuvre easily in congested cities – and the boot volume is a respectable 311-litres. Folding the 60/40 rear seats flat increases cargo capacity to 1,152-litres.
Fuel efficient petrol engine
A 1.2-litre, PureTech, 82hp, petrol engine is teamed to 5-speed manual transmission. It propels motorists to 62mph in 12.2 seconds – which is reasonable - and minimises the cost of Vehicle Excise Duty as emissions are merely 104g/km. Low emissions ensure it can be taxed for free in year 1 then £20 thereafter (at current rates).
Furthermore, this 3-cylinder petrol engine averages 62.8mpg, manages 72.4mpg on the extra-urban cycle and hits 51.4mpg in town.
The 208 Active Design has a pleasing equipment specification too. Highlights include: Bluetooth, 7” touchscreen interface, remote central locking, cruise control, speed limiter, electric front windows, air-conditioning, 3.5mm jack and USB input, electric/heated door mirrors and a digital radio. All from £13,985.
Allure Premium Special Edition
There is a higher-spec alternative, however. The 208 Allure Premium is based on the Allure trim. Standard features include its: panoramic roof, chrome mirrors, 16” Titane Matt Black wheels, reversing camera, parking sensors and dark tint rear windows. It also has satellite navigation with European map updates (5 years).
This Special Edition – in contrast to the Active Design – is only available in 5-door form. It does, however, share its 1.2-litre, 82hp, petrol engine and 5-speed manual transmission. Exterior colour options are: Hurricane Grey, Bianca White, Rioja Red, Twilight Blue and Aluminium. The Allure Premium costs from £16,215.