Prices and specifications for the all-new Peugeot 208 and the fully-electric e-208 have been released. The all-new 208 and e-208 start from £16,250 and £25,050 (after Plug-In Car Grant) respectively with customer deliveries starting early 2020.
Car buyers usually wait until they can drive a new model before signing on the dotted line but on the same day the all-new Peugeot e-208 made its public world debut at the Geneva Motor Show, Neal Street paid a deposit at Truscott’s Peugeot Barnstable to secure one of the very first vehicles to arrive in the UK. He wanted to be at the front of the queue and placed his order before official order books opened.
The 2019 Geneva motor show proved that electrified cars are not only the future, but also very much now. As Jaguar’s I-Pace was crowned European Car of the Year 2019, every car maker worth its salt revealed new electric, hybrid, plug-in hybrid or mild hybrid technology, to futureproof its vehicles. Peugeot took the wraps off the 208, and the pure-electric e-208, while Skoda revealed the Kamiq baby SUV, SsangYong took the wraps off its new Korando and Mercedes-Benz showed off a facelift for its GLC-Class. Renault’s brand-new Clio was on show, alongside Mazda’s new CX-30 SUV, the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Shooting Brake and the monstrous Volkswagen Touareg V8 TDI.
Peugeot says a new version of its 208 diesel pumps out just 79g/km of CO2 – the best emissions performance of any non-hybrid on the UK market – thanks to selective catalytic reduction (SCR)
If you’re going to treat yourself to a brand new 65-plate car, why not buy one that’s so fresh the paint will barely be dry? The significantly revised PEUGEOT 208 is available to order now, ahead of the registration change on 1st September, with its arrival in Dealerships soon after. It will mark the start of another chapter in the Brand’s highly successful ‘small car’ story.
Here’s your chance to catch up on the week’s news from the world of diesel . It’s Diesel Car’s weekend round up.
Three years after its launch, the PEUGEOT 208 – the brand’s best-selling model – benefits from a substantial upgrade to enhance and boost its appeal over the competition.
This week we’re calling for the return of a particular feature, rather than a complete car itself. We say bring back the quarterlight window!
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