New Peugeot 208 Revealed In Leaked Images Ahead Of Imminent Debut

Here’s our first look at the all-new Peugeot 208, thanks to a series of leaked official images that surfaced online.

The new generation of Peugeot’s supermini is particularly interesting for the European market as it’s going to be offered in petrol, diesel and all-electric guises. The pure EV variant appears to be the blue car in the pictures, featuring a slightly different front grille.

The design of the new 208 adopts the cleaner lines of its bigger brothers, namely the 308 and the 508, with the front end featuring a pair of LED daytime running lights that look either like fangs or claw marks. We’ll let you decide.

The massive leak also includes the first image of the new 208’s interior, which adopts the same futuristic styling with its bigger siblings. This includes a pretty small in diameter two-spoke steering wheeling, a digital instrument cluster, plenty of gloss-black trim combined with shiny switchgear and a wide infotainment display.

The new 208 is based on PSA’s latest CMP architecture and the EV version is expected to use the same powertrain as the DS3 Crossback E-Tense that consists of a 134hp electric motor and a 50kWh battery pack, while its range is expected to be around 300km (186 miles) per the new WLTP standards.

The new Peugeot 208 will make its official debut on March 5 at the Geneva Motor Show, so stay tuned!

H/T to Simon and Francois!

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  • Fled

    Who ever is designing over at Peugeot is doing a smashing job.


      So true. I’m imaging how mich more brilliant the GTi version could look like.

    • Richard Taylor

      Design director over at Peugeot is Gilles Vidal. If you have insta, he’s worth a follow.

    • First time I’m actually looking at a Peugeot and thinking that I’d buy it.

      • Loquacious Borborygmus

        And then you think, Will it last, though?

        • designer_dick

          PSA’s quality and reliability has improved in leaps and bounds since Carlos Tavares took over, with the outgoing 208 managing to win a JD Power award in the UK, and the 3008 finishing 5th for reliability in Auto Express’s Driver Power survey, and taking 1st place overall.

          • uS’gedlemba

            Shouldn’t have bothered responding to him, he’s the resident jester.

          • Loquacious Borborygmus

            Oh that’s very true but we have a fleet of 208s and they age so very quickly. The 2018 models are already showing real signs of wear. Not that the Renaults before them were any better.
            Hyundais were great though.

  • exeptor

    Probably I’m exaggerating but the new design language in Peugeot is about to became one of the best in the world … if not there already. This car just looks awesome and if the size is right it will be a very tempting car to buy.

    • Momogg

      The best of the world? LOL! 😂😂😂

    • alexxx

      You are not exaggerating….recent peugeots are fantastic…they made a huge step…

  • Owen Hamilton

    Looks great to me, shame there’s no 3 door version.


      3 door superminis are almost extinct

  • Hamster

    huge step from previous generation in both exterior and interior. this is what you call as “ALL NEW”. Fantastic Job.

    • SP

      I agree, looks much better then previous 208.

  • Richard Taylor

    Hello, handsome! Somehow grown-up and fun all at the same time. I’m sure this is a top-spec trim but I’m nevertheless enjoying seeing all that’s good about the new 508 filtered into a small hatch. OK, I think it’s slightly globby from the profile, but perhaps that’s the C3 making its influence. Nit-picking aside, it’s another excellent job from Peugeot.


    Looks too small to be 208.

    • Christian

      Or you’re too big… AMERICAN

      • ZYGIUS

        I am not American. And it’s not depends of humans size its just looks to small for B segment

        • Christian

          Nah, you helped to build the wall.. Shame on you

          • ZYGIUS

            Are you stupid?

          • Christian

            Typical men….To say that…. I’m surprised you haven’t tried to mansplain to me, yet…

        • Jp

          It’s 4.05m which is the same size as Clio and others in the segment.

  • WalthamDan

    Fantastic looking exterior. You can see some of the old 205 magic in the design. The interior is a disappointment.

    • Yes, and by the proportions it looks like it has been shrunk to 205 size.

  • Adam

    Wow! This looks awesome! I’d love one but I can’t stand Peugeot’s high set instruments and that’s what I’d be looking at every day. So I’d pass on this unfortunately.

    • Roland Fairwater

      I agree, the interior would be just too cluttered for me on a daily basis. But I love the idea of a little Peugeot, and especially one with electric power.

  • Pedro Pereira

    Well, I guess I’m buying the Clio…

    • Roland Fairwater

      Yeah, the new Clio looks much better.

      • uS’gedlemba

        The “ALL NEW” Clio?

        • mihsf

          It is technically all new

          • uS’gedlemba

            I’m just asking…

        • SP

          Almost new Clio

  • not 209?

    • Momogg

      Yes, the same with 508. They stopped with the number 8. It’s not logic…

      • mihsf

        It is.
        They didn’t want to have another 309 in less than 20 years.
        Peugeot owns the rights to all numbers with a 0 in the middle. They don’t own the rights to 510, 310, 210 etc. They would have had to stop anyway.

        • Momogg

          They should continue with 201, 301, 501, and that’s it.

          • mihsf

            New x01 models are economy cars for developing countries, such as 301.

      • I did not know that. Thanks for the lowdown.

  • Momogg

    It’s better than the current one, but I’ll prefer the new Clio. If you hide the logo on the hood you can see an audi A1…no thanks.

  • erly5

    Great looking small car and obviously an all-new model. As good looking as the new Clio is, it’s too similar to the previous version to stand out!

  • Fabio P

    Bellissima e la fiat può chiudere baracca e andare definitivamente a fanculo in Brasile.

    • mihsf

      Sono sinceramente preoccupato per il futuro di FIAT.

      • Fabio P

        Ormai la Fiat guarda più al mercato Sudamericano che quello Europeo…

  • thefougio

    Nice fresh design. Suddenly VW Polo looks so old.

  • Kagan

    Nice but it is paintpictures and topspec.

    • KAG25

      what is paintpictures

  • StrangerGP

    The backseat doors look really unproportional. Reminds me of the 5d Mini.

  • dj_aris

    Those plastic SUV-like wheel arches look out of place.

    • Kevin Insan

      Its another 205 styling resemblance

  • KAG25

    Looks good, a GTI version will look great

  • designer_dick

    The spy shots had me worried that the headlights were going to be far too large for the car, but I have to admit, this is a smart looking little thing. It has much more defined and muscular proportions than the current 208, and like some posters have already stated, it really does look like an ALL-NEW car. If the i-Cockpit design works as well in the few 308s and one 3008 I’ve driven, the interior shouldn’t be as much of a compromise as the current car either.

    • Richard Taylor

      Eagle-eyes. I didn’t see that ’til you pointed it out. A nod to the details of the 205 and outgoing 208?

      • designer_dick

        I’m not sure, but I think so. It seems to fit in well with the rest of the styling glitter Peugeot seems to be getting so expert at sprinkling over its new cars.

        • Jp

          Yes, it is clearly a tribute to the original 205’s C-pillar styling cues. 🙂

  • A Brown

    Side profile is a lot like the C3, even the way the rear door second window cuts into the C pillar. Only the treatment behind the A pillar is different

    • uS’gedlemba

      you couldve just said 308 and left it there…thats obviously where look comes from.

    • Vince

      The c3 is based on previous 208 …this one is from a completely new platform though

  • Looks nice but a design is a step behind the current gen. New Clio is also significantly more handsome inside and out.

  • rover10

    A very serious contender, the competition need to beware!

  • mihsf

    Will get a holographic instrument cluster 🙂

  • jfalckt

    Really impressed by this, it looks so right. It stands out but does not look over-done, and that rear light panel is so smart. Also like the interior. Plus offering an electric version makes it an all round enticing urban car.

  • Frase

    Simply a baby 508. What’s not to love? It’s got terrific presence, but god I do hope a GTI is on its way. That would be the cherry for this cake.

  • MarketAndChurch

    This is the one Peugeot I want most in the United States. Looks cooler than a Mini.

  • klowik

    This is the best looking Peugeot ever, very modernised, futuristic yet look classy… the styling should propagate to the 208 and 308 hatches

  • Dennis Scipio

    Wow, I am still impressed at Peugeot’s impeccable interior design.

  • sidewaysspin

    Well it looks like a smaller 308 which in itself was not a very interesting design to begin with, the interior has evolved but doesn’t look as nice as the one in the new 508 or even the 3008.

    • Vince

      we sure have different tastes, i fond the 308 mk2 simply stunning …

  • Six Thousand Times

    Nicely done. I didn’t get on with the small wheel you looked over to see the instruments when I tried the last one but I’m sure I would get used to it over time.

  • from 3/4 front… It’s like if the Mazda 2 was made by VW.

  • Kaido Alex

    The second photo looks like South Africa due to the traffic lights.

    • OdysseyTag

      Probably is, Cape Town is a haven for promotional photography shots.

    • jfalckt

      The photo does, but that car was CGI’d to the max and never spent a day in Cape Town.

  • Fabián Montiel

    From the rear it looks like a Porsche 992. And that’s not a compliment……….

  • Dennis James

    I really like some of the new French designs. Especially from Citroen and DS but the Peugeot looks nice too. A few front cues from the Audi A1, in my opinion.

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