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Well blow me down. Barely a week after we highlighted the frankly excellent merits of the Peugeot 208, they’ve decided to announce a brand spanking new one. Sticking with an incredibly funky and distinctively French design will come as no surprise to many, however that the current design is 3 years old now may in fact catch some quite unaware. As Peugeot points out though, the B segment is the second largest in volume and so from a purely business perspective, keeping bang up to date is a must. How the new Peugeot 208 does in South Africa though is something I’m sure many will be keeping an eye on, as the amazing deals offered on the current version haven’t seen the crowds flocking towards the brand quite as much as you’d expect. Possibly this could be left over resentment from when the company pulled out of South Africa all those years ago, or even that the perception of French cars is still that they break every time it’s a Tuesday, but whatever the reason I’m sure this new one will once again be looking to remove bums from German and Japanese seats into something with a bit more design flair. – Nick Hodgson
Three years after its launch, the PEUGEOT 208 – the brand’s best-selling model – has a new look. No area has been neglected in the creation of this new generation vehicle. The assertive styling, sportier and classier, elevated by the 3D LED rear lamps fitted as standard, with original colours such as the sparkling Orange Power and a new range of personalisation options.
The range is expanded with the GT Line and GTi by PEUGEOT Sport, underlining the brand’s move up-market. More equipment is available to ease driving in urban conditions (Active City Brake, MirrorScreen, Reversing camera, Park Assist).
The PureTech and BlueHDi meet the latest Euro 6 emissions standard with notably the most economical internal combustion engine in the world consuming only 3 litres per 100 km and producing just 79g of CO2 per km!
The new PEUGEOT 208 will be on sale in Europe from June 2015.
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