Peugeot Reportedly Killing 3-Door 208 In The Coming Weeks

If you’re one of the few who has their eyes on the three-door version of the Peugeot 208, then you may want to hurry up and make a deposit, because the automaker will pull the plug on it soon.

According to a report coming from Holland’s AutoWeek, the less practical model will be discontinued in the coming weeks. The decision was taken due to the poor sales of the car in most markets, and it’s not a surprise given that some car manufacturers have already applied a similar strategy.

For example, there hasn’t been a three-door version of the Renault Clio for quite a few years now. Volkswagen isn’t offering the Polo in this body style and neither are SEAT and Kia with the Ibiza and Rio, respectively.

However, this B-segment niche won’t die any time soon, as there are still vehicles such as the Ford Fiesta, Opel/Vauxhall Corsa and MINI, which can be had in a three-door form.

Peugeot’s decision to kill the three-door hatch version of the 208 is final, apparently, and the supermini won’t come back in this suit at the 2018 Paris Auto Show, when the next generation is expected to enter the scene.

The PSA-owned brand won’t be left with fewer vehicles, as it will continue to invest in the future of mobility. So, expect to see more crossovers and SUVs with the lion logo in the coming years, alongside different electrified models.

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  • Vítor

    I’m guessing the 208 GTi will become a 5-door, since at the moment it’s only available as a 3 and I hope it doesn’t die as well

    • As someone who is in the market for a GTi, I certainly hope it won’t fizz out.

  • Autoexperte

    all competitors killed the three-door version

    • Vitaly Plochotnikow

      Fabia never was a 3-door, Fiesta is still offered with a 3-door body, and Citroen C2 is actually evolved into DS3 which is still alive

    • CADOX

      You sure do come up with a lot of wrong info for an autoexperte….

  • Bash

    Making some room for another SUV… YaaaY

  • HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU USUALLY CARRY IN A SMALL CAR THAT IT NEEDS FOUR DOORS?

    • CADOX

      Enough for it to be a pain to get in and out of the car for most people. If you going to get something as expensive and long term as a car you might as well buy the more practical one for you do not know what the future will bring.

      • MOST PEOPLE HAVE A PRETTY GOOD IDEA WHAT THEY’RE GONNA USE A CAR FOR. NOT EVERYONE NEEDS OR WANTS FOUR DOORS.

  • Oh well, we have fun when it last.

  • Vassilis

    Nooo the GTi is brilliant!

  • Vitaly Plochotnikow
    • Autoexperte

      i know

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