Leaner, Cleaner and far Prettier than the 207, Peugeot’s new 208 is on the way!

Peugeot’s new 208

 Peugeot will launch its eagerly awaited 208 super-mini on 30th June in Ireland. The 208 adopts the new Peugeot style lines seen on the new Peugeot 508 and facelift 308. Sporting a new grille, newly sculpted lights and boomerang rear lamps, the new Peugeot 208 appears sporty and athletic.

The 208's interior

Smaller on the outside than 207 (7cm shorter and 1cm lower), 208 offers more room inside for rear passengers (+5cm at the knees) and a more generous boot (+15dm3 in volume). It weighs on average 110kg less than 207, leading to lower CO2 emissions and lower fuel consumption. 
The 208’s interior will see a true break from what has gone before. An elevated instrument panel positioned directly in front of the driver gives information at a glance whilst a small steering wheel adds to driving enjoyment.

Available in both 3-door and 5-door hatchback and with a choice of three trims, Access, Active and Allure, all 208 models will come equipped with ESP and six airbags. 80% of sales are expected to be Active level two models.

The 208 engine range for Ireland will include a 1.0 litre 68bhp petrol model (99g/CO2), a 1.2 litre 82bhp petrol model (104g/CO2), a 1.4 litre 68bhp HDi diesel model (98g/CO2) and a 1.4 litre 68bhp eHDi diesel model (87g/CO2) with Stop Start technology. 65% of sales are expected to be petrol models. Achieving average CO2 emissions of 34g/km lower than the 207, the 208 will take the lead in its segment for lowest CO2 emissions.

Prices will be confirmed closer to the launch date

Author: Geraldine Herbert

Contributing Editor and Motoring Columnist for the Sunday Independent and editor of wheelsforwomen. Geraldine is also a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping (UK) and to RTÉ Radio One, Newstalk, TodayFM and BBC Radio. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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