New Peugeot 208 Range Unveiled
The all new Peugeot 208 offers a revolutionary new take on the French hatchback.
Peugeot are jumping on the electric vehicle bandwagon introducing the e-208 100% electric vehicle.
Under the skin for the e-208 you will find a 100kW motor coupled with a 50kWh battery offering a superb range of 211 miles whilst allowing the driver to control vehicle dynamics via driving modes whether it be comfort or performance.
The battery will be covered by a 8 year warranty and a 100,000 miles manufacturers warranty for that peace of mind motoring.
In regards to charging the e-208, there are three methods to choose from to suit varying circumstances. Charging from a domestic plug is possibly the most straightforward of the three, offering a 20+ hour charge for full capacity; the second is an accelerated home charge from a dedicated charge point at home, taking approximately eight hours for a full change.
Finally, rapid charging at a public terminal can achieve an 80% charge in just 30 minutes from a 100kW charging station found at many motorway service stations.
Additionally, Peugeot e-208 owners will have the option of remotely activate the charging of their car through the Connected 3D Navigation touchscreen or by using the MyPeugeot smartphone app. The latter can also be used to also pre-programme the e-208’s heating, air conditioning and windscreen defrosting.
Under that long bonnet you’ll be able to choose from a choice of four engines, all of which have been created to meet EU emissions standards. A trio of petrol options are available with three possible transmission preferences, including a six-speed manual and slick eight-speed automatic. The latter available on the two more potent engine offerings.
Those after an economic, efficient diesel option, meanwhile, will find the 1.5-litre BlueHDi 100 S&S powerplant up to the job.
A total of three trim levels can be selected from (Active, Allure and GT-Line) for the petrol and diesel models of the 208, while the all-electric version offers a GT trim exclusively.
We will see the new Peugeot 208 in early March at the Geneva motor show, before order books open in the summer for deliveries expected later in the year.
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