What’s new with 2020 Peugeot 208?
A new-generation Peugeot 208 should be available in Australia sometime in 2020. It is still unconfirmed when exactly you could get your hands on one, or if the electric engine version will be available. However, with a stylish exterior and top-of-the-range technology features, the new Peugeot 208 is a hatchback to keep your eyes on.
What’s the design like?
The all new Peugeot 208 incorporates the aesthetic we are beginning to see across the board on Peugeot vehicles. LED daytime lights that pierce sharp and deep into the bumper are a striking addition, but you’ll also find the signature claw-like lights in the front and rear.
Inside, you can expect the stylish i-Cockpit with a small steering wheel and piano key style control buttons. High quality materials are used throughout, and the comfortable seats feature a modern new stitching.
How do tech & infotainment rate?
In the new Peugeot 208 you can expect Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as digital radio and satellite navigation. An induction charging plate for smartphones can be found in a compartment in the central console, along with four USB sockets. A large digital touchscreen is where you’ll find climate control buttons, as well as the smartphone connection features.
How safe is it?
You can expect top of the range safety features in the new Peugeot 208 including adaptive cruise control and lane positioning assist. Features normally reserved for elite models will be found on the future-minded 208. Also included will be automatic headlight dipping, blind spot monitoring, speed limit recognition, emergency brake assist and detection of cyclists and pedestrians during day and night hours.
What are the engine specs?
Engine options for the new Peugeot 208 are a 1.2 litre turbo-petrol three cylinder; 1.5 litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder; and a full electric vehicle. The petrol engine offers 56, 75 and 97kW, and a choice of five-speed manual or eight-speed automatic, while the diesel offers 75kW and six speed manual transmission.
The all electric ‘e-208’ is fitted with a 50kWh battery that should last up to 340km, and can be topped up to 80% in half an hour. It is still not confirmed if the e-208 will be available in Australia, but it would be a good competitor of current electric vehicles on the Australian market.
How practical is it?
This new generation of the Peugeot 208 is longer and wider than the current 208. The interior and boot is roomier than you would expect due to the batteries being stored under the floor. Many storage areas are to be found throughout the car, including under the armrest between the front seats and a concealable tray in the central console.
The new Peugeot 208 has been hailed as a vehicle for a new generation of drivers. With advanced technology, an electric engine option and a chic new design, it exudes a youthful flavour.
Although it is still unconfirmed when the new Peugeot 208 will be available in Australia, you can keep up to date or browse the current range of Peugeot vehicles by contacting us at Perth City Peugeot. We would love to assist you with any enquiries or book you in for a test drive today.