This is the new Peugeot 208, and the already stylish supermini has been given some design tweaks as well as some new engine options for 2023. Read on for all you need to know.
- New Peugeot 208 on sale now
- Petrol versions cost from £20,400
- Electric e-208 starts at £32,400
- Updated styling for the small car
- New interior technology
- More range for electric e-208
- Hybrid engines offered for the first time
Europe’s best-selling model in 2021 and 2022 has also received a tweaked interior design and new petrol and electric power options, with the range of the EV increased to 248 miles. Hybrid power is also being introduced on the 208 for the first time.
New Peugeot 208 price and specs
The new Peugeot 208 and e-208 are available to order now, with prices starting from £20,400. That’s around £800 more than the mechanically similar Vauxhall Corsa, however it does undercut the Volkswagen Polo by a few hundred pounds. There are three trim levels on offer: Active, Allure and GT.
New Peugeot 208 Active
Entry-level Active versions of the new 208 will set you back £20,400, rising to £32,400 for the all-electric e-208, and you get a decent amount of equipment as standard. You get LED headlights, a 10.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rear parking sensors and automatic wipers and lights.
New Peugeot 208 Allure
Stepping up to the Allure version of the 208 will cost £23,150, or £34,050 if you want the electric car. This car gets 16-inch alloy wheels, as opposed to the steel wheels you have on the Active, a 10.0-inch digital driver’s display, half-leather seats and tinted rear windows.
New Peugeot 208 GT
Range-topping GT models get a sportier look than models lower down in the range courtesy of a more aggressive-looking bodykit and 17-inch alloy wheels. You also get wireless phone charging, interior ambient lighting, a reversing camera and a perforated leather steering wheel. All this does come at a cost though, with petrol GT cars coming in at £25,350 and electric cars costing £36,250.
New Peugeot 208 design
The Peugeot 208 was one of the best-looking small cars around when it came out in 2018, and it’s been given even more Parisian flair for 2023 to keep it looking fresh.
The front daytime-running lights with three vertical elements – seen on the 508 range and latest 2008 – have been introduced here and are surrounded by gloss black inserts, while they’ve also been moved further to the edges of the front bumper. On GT models, the lights work along with the main LED headlights.
The grille design has also been tweaked with a chequered effect, first seen on the Peugeot 408 coupe, while the 208 line-up now gets the new shield logo.
At the back, a new light signature has been introduced with three horizontal lines now used instead of three smaller vertical elements. They are built into a gloss black rear bar that adds a sense of width to the design. GT models get LED reversing lights and indicators too.
New Peugeot 208 interior
The brand’s i-Cockpit interior layout has been tweaked for the new 208 range, with a new 10-inch instrument panel introduced. GT models will get a screen with a 3D effect, which has been used on other Peugeots before, while entry-level Active models get a 3.5-inch display.
All versions of the 208 will now get a 10-inch infotainment touchscreen as standard, with the shortcut toggles of the pre-facelift model retained to make access to certain menus a simpler process than going through the screen.
Peugeot’s shield is now at the centre of the compact steering wheel, while the gear lever for the manual versions of the 208 has been redesigned.
New Peugeot e-208 motors and range
To add more appeal to the updated e-208, Peugeot has fitted the compact EV with a new motor and battery pack setup.
Check out Mat’s in-depth review of the outgoing Peugeot e-208…
Instead of the 136hp motor and 50kWh battery, both have been improved to a 156hp and 51kWh respectively. That means a claimed range of 248 miles, up from 226 miles.
You’ll be able to charge at up to 100kW at a DC fast charger to go from 20-80% charge in around 25 minutes, while it features 7.4kW AC charging as standard. You can option 11kW AC charging if you so wish.
New Peugeot 208 engines
For the facelift, Peugeot is introducing the option of hybrid power to the 208 for the first time. The self-charging hybrids come in either 100hp or 136hp form, with 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engines at the heart.
Watch an in-depth review of the outgoing Peugeot 208…
The setup gets a six-speed automatic gearbox paired to an electric motor – with Peugeot claiming that these versions can run on that electric motor for up to 50% of your driving time.
You’ll also be able to get the entry-level 75hp and 100hp 1.2-litre petrol units that are paired to a five-speed and six-speed manual respectively.
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