The Peugeot 208 isn’t exactly one that cried out for a facelift, but that’s not stopped the French automaker from revealing an overhauled version of its famous hatch. The changes go beyond just the appearance and give the car the potential to become even more awaited than the vehicle it replaces.
Peugeot’s designers began their work by adjusting the front design of the new 208. To do this they’ve put it in the same signature light design that was seen with the 9X8 Hypercar comprising three light claws that are vertically long that extend down and over glossy white bumpers. The 208 in all variants have these new lights, however, in the GT they are extended into the fully LED headlights which are also updated.
In addition, the 208 has been redesigned and features a brand new LED light bar that features “three juxtaposed red claws.” All models of the 208 are equipped with black gloss mirrors, while customers can select between seven body colors including Agueda Yellow, Selenium Grey, Artense Grey, Perla Black, Banquise White, Elixir Red as well as Vertigo Blue. The GT version comes with black wheel arches, as well as a black roofing option.
2024 Peugeot 208 New Design
To complete the visual changes include new 16-inch and 17-inch wheel designs, new letters on the side, front, and rear, as well as the interior has been redesigned with new seat covers, with dark black Alcantara and Adamite Green stitching. The upgrades to the interior don’t stop there. A 10-inch gauge cluster is standard with Allure as well as GT models, while a 10-inch infotainment screen can be included across the entire range of 208. Its steering wheel has changed with the updated Peugeot logo. Additionally, models with the manual six-speed transmission have a newly designed shift knob.
Peugeot has also fitted the new 208 with the i-Connect system, which is standard. the iConnect Advanced infotainment and entertainment system is an alternative. Both systems are controlled by the brand new 10-inch display which comes with the ability to wirelessly connect Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Allure GT and GT models also include three USB-C ports and a faster wireless charger, as well as high-definition rear and front parking cameras.
For safety ratings, it is safe to say that the Peugeot 208 has been a good performer in crash tests carried out by independent safety groups such as Euro NCAP. The most recent generation of the Peugeot 2008 received a safety rating of five stars from Euro NCAP which is the highest possible rating.
This means the car is extremely safe for passengers in the event of a collision. It is vital to know that regular maintenance and maintenance can be a major factor in making sure that the safety and reliability of any vehicle, not just that of the Peugeot 208.
The exterior of the 208 is being redesigned to be to the same level as the new 508 and 2008 models. It has a bolder tri-fang design and a larger front grille. A rear-facing light bar is upgraded to include three red “claws” that extend to the entire length that the boot.
Inside the cabin, the 10.0 touchscreen, previously reserved for more expensive trim levels now comes available, though a high-definition display is restricted to Allure or GT models. The Marmite cockpit dashboard is unchanged and features the small, peculiarly shaped steering wheel located beneath an instrument panel.
A broader range of driver assistance features have been added to this supermini. It that is expected to make sure it meets the new EU GSR2 safety standards. These include an adaptive cruise controller, road sign recognition, and lane-keeping aid. A 360-degree parking camera is available as an option.
Engine & Specs
Then we move on to the engines. The most significant one is the all-electric E-208 is equipped with a battery of 51 kWh pack as well as an electric motor that has an output of 156 HP. It can provide 400km (248 miles) of range using the WLTP cycle. It also comes with a 7.4 single-phase charger. a three-phase charger of 11 kW is also available. The battery can be charged between 20 and 80 percent in just 25 minutes using a rapid charger.
Those who aren’t looking to make the switch to an EV can purchase the 208 model in hybrid or ICE versions. Hybrid models feature the use of a 48-volt system, which is coupled with the PureTech PureTech 100 HP and 136 horsepower petrol engines. the ICE models are comprised of a 1.2-liter 3-cylinder engine with 75 horsepower and a 1.2-liter 3-cylinder that has 100 horsepower. PureTech 75 comes with a PureTech 75 has 5-speed manual gearbox whereas its PureTech 100 is equipped with an automatic 6-speed.
A variety of safety features are included in the standard equipment such as an automated emergency brake an active warning of lane deviance blind spot monitoring, and a driver alert system.
2024 Peugeot 208 Price & Release Date
Like the previous 208 3 trim levels are offered: Active, Allure, and GT. Active is the beginning point of the lineup and includes analog instruments. Each trim is likely to increase slightly in price and today, the 208 prices range starting at the price of PS20,610 (1.2 Puretech Active) to PS34,845 (e-208 GT).