New Peugeot 208 Is A Supermini With Sex Appeal

The all-new 2019 Peugeot 208 has brought its striking good looks to the Geneva Motor Show and looks right at home with the marque’s larger models.

Underpinning all 2019 Peugeot 208 models is the company’s Common Modular Platform (CMP) which helps ensure the new supermini is 30 kg (66 lbs) lighter than the outgoing model. In a sign of the times, the fastest and most powerful variant of the new 208 is electric.

Dubbed the Peugeot e-208, this model features a compact 50 kWh battery pack and an electric motor delivering 136 hp and 192 lb-ft (260 Nm) of torque. The e-208 can accelerate to 100 km/h (62 mph) in a brisk 8.1 seconds and the battery, mounted under the floor, allows for a range of 211 miles (340 km) under the WLTP cycle. The e-208 supports 100 kW rapid charging which top ups the battery to 80 per cent capacity in 30 minutes.

A selection of diesel and petrol versions will also be offered. Sitting at the base of the range is a 1.2-liter petrol-powered model with 75 hp and a five-speed manual transmission. A 100 hp petrol model with a six-speed manual or eight-speed auto will be introduced in the near future alongside a 130 hp version. The sole diesel announced is a 1.5-liter unit that has 100 hp and is paired with a six-speed manual transmission.

The redesigned supermini takes inspiration from larger Peugeot models in the looks department, particularly the latest 508. Much of the cabin is also familiar as there’s a similar setup as to what’s found in the 508, including an equally-as-small steering wheel and the company’s i-Cockpit infotainment and gauge cluster system.

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  • Shobin Drogan

    The car looks amazing in bright colours, love it!

  • StrangerGP

    I’m glad there’s a version without the black wheel arches.

    • Paweł Kopański

      It looks even better than those with them.

    • exeptor

      But the way they did it is quite strange – the shape of the fender somehow makes is look like the black plastic just fall off somewhere down the road.

  • exeptor

    Salute, Peugeot. Great looking car. I was a bit worried that in the life photos it might not look as good as in the press ones, but it actually looks even better. I think that this has a great chance to ends up as my daily drive. I was never a bright colors fan, but this yellow one looks awesome.

    P.S. I might be too enthusiastic about this car (I had a comment which some found to be too much :)), but everything that triggers a passionate (in good way) response and can be bought from a middle class person without much stretching deserves the enthusiasm. I adore the new Bugatti or the Koenigsegg Jesko, but I’m also so far from these cars.

  • erly5

    Looks good in high-spec form but will be interesting to see the standard models that will make up the bulk of sales.

    • Matthijs

      look on youtube autorai peugeot 208. video from the factory

  • Alduin

    Being back the 206.

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