2019 Peugeot 208 and e-208: price and specs
Prices and specifications for the Peugeot 208 and electric e-208 have been revealed. The all-new 208 and e-208 start from £16,250 and £25,050 respectively, with customer deliveries starting early 2020.
Petrol- and diesel-powered 208s will be available in Active, Allure and GT Line trim levels, while the all-electric e-208 will be available exclusively in GT trim.
The new 208 shares its basic platform with the DS 3 Crossback and Vauxhall Corsa – both of which will also be offered in electric guise. It’s set to come with a 134bhp electric motor and a 50kW battery, allowing a range of up to 211 miles.
From a dedicated charging point which takes approximately 8 hours for a full charge. 80% of the vehicle charge can be obtained in 30 minutes from a 100kW fast-charging station.
But aside from this electrifying news, what else is new?
On the outside, the 208 makes a complete breakaway from its predecessor, and features a much more aggressive look. The rakish front end and rear lights are clearly borrowed from the 508.
The interior is also a massive leap ahead compared to the outgoing model. There’s a new i-Cockpit set-up that dominates the dashboard, with an all-new 3D i-Cockpit digital driver display offered as an option. This is capable of creating the appearance of 3D objects such as buildings on the satnav.
The system is Android Auto- and Apple CarPlay-friendly, and all cars come with a 7in touchscreen, although 10in units feature on the higher trims. As well as the aforementioned electric option, the 208 will be available with petrol and diesel engines from launch, too.
The smart chrome ‘piano’ toggle switches we’ve seen on larger Peugeots feature too, and the quality and trim should be much improved as well. A smartphone app can also be used to pre-programme the car’s heating, air conditioning and windscreen defrosting (on the electric e-208 only).
A large number of safety features are also on offer, including Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring, Speed Limit Recognition, Lane Positioning Assist, Full Park Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist and Peugeot’s ‘Smartbeam’ automatic headlight dipping.
Active trim features 16-inch alloy wheels (steel wheels for the e-208), Active Safety Brake with pedestrian detection, electric and heated door mirrors and LED daytime running lights.
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 PEUGEOT 3D i-Cockpit® with configurable 3D head-up instrument panel.
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.
Additional GT Line styling cues include gloss black wheel arch extensions, twin chrome exhaust pipes (on petrol and diesel models) and a Diamond Black roof.
The all-new e-208 is also available exclusively in range-topping GT trim.It gets fully 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 a larger 10-inch capacitive colour touchscreen and Connected 3D Navigation.
A 1.2-litre turbo-petrol is on offer with either 75hp, 100hp and 130hp. The mid-level 100hp version is available with an eight-speed auto gearbox, while it is standard on the most potent engine. A 1.5-litre diesel is offered too, which comes with a six-speed manual gearbox. The least potent petrol features a five-speed manual.