Electrifying arrival: all-new Peugeot 208 and e-208 set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show

Peugeot will unveil the all-new Peugeot 208 at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, with a choice of petrol, diesel and electric (EV) powertrains set to be available from launch. The zero-emission Peugeot e-208 is the first in a series of 100% electric models, as Peugeot prepares to electrify its entire range by 2023.

All-new Peugeot e-208

With a 100kW electric motor and a 50kWh battery producing a range of up to 211 miles according to WLTP procedures, the all-new 100% electric Peugeot e-208 comes with three driving modes: Eco, to optimise range, Normal, optimising comfort, and Sport, allowing the driver to prioritise performance. The battery is covered by an 8 year, 100,000 mile manufacturer warranty.

Distributed under the floor plan of the all-new Peugeot 208, the 220L battery is positioned to allow maximum interior space and boot space to be maintained, matching the capacities of the petrol and diesel versions.

Three charging methods are available for the all-new Peugeot e-208:

✓ Charging from a domestic plug: The e-208 charges using a classic domestic plug in 20+ hours for a complete charge

✓ Accelerated charge at home: The e-208 can be charged more quickly and safely from a dedicated charging point which takes approximately 8 hours for a full charge.Government subsidies in the UK are available to support this

✓ Rapid recharging at a public terminal: 80% of the vehicle charge can be obtained in 30 minutes** from a 100kW charging station. Rapid chargers can be found at most motorway service stations and are being progressively installed across the UK

    Alongside the options to charge through these conventional means, the all-new Peugeot e-208 allows drivers to remotely activate the charging of their car via the Connected 3D Navigation colour touchscreen or by using the MyPeugeot smartphone app.

    All-new Peugeot 208 petrol & diesel models

    Peugeot's new petrol and diesel model 208 has also been developed to limit CO2 emissions. Built on the latest generation CMP platform, the all-new Peugeot 208 is 30kg lighter than the previous model and comes with improved aerodynamics, reduced roll resistance and optimised powertrains. The all-new Peugeot 208 comes fitted with cutting-edge Euro6d petrol engines and Euro6d diesel engines meeting the latest EU emissions standards.

    Full engine range available for the all-new Peugeot 208 petrol & diesel models include:

    Petrol, 3-cylinder, 1.2L engines:

    PureTech 75 S&S 5-speed manual
    PureTech 100 S&S 6-speed manual or 8 speed automatic
    PureTech 130 S&S 8 speed automatic

    Diesel, 4-cylinder, 1.5L engine:

    BlueHDi 100 S&S 6-speed manual

    With Driver Assist, the all-new PEUGEOT 208 provides motorists with all the latest driving aids for a comfortable and safe ride.

    Driving aids include:

    Adaptive Cruise Control, Stop & Go, Lane Positioning Assist, Automatic Emergency Brake Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Monitoring, Smartbeam Automatic Headlight Dipping, Speed Limit Recognition and Recommendation, Active Blind Spot Monitoring and an Electric Parking Brake.

    The all-new PEUGEOT 208 models are designed to bring energy into the B-segment. With carefully sculpted curves and long bonnet, the all-new PEUGEOT 208 presents a stylish, sporty exterior. The GT Line and GT models feature gloss black wheel arch extensions and window surrounds, building on the streamlined look of the all-new PEUGEOT 208.

    Instantly recognisable, the expressive front face of the all-new PEUGEOT 208 features a large chrome grille, the full LED 3-claw headlight signature on the front and rear, and iconic PEUGEOT Lion adorned on the front bumper. The dynamic style of the PEUGEOT 208 is enhanced by a range of bright and original colours including: metallic Faro Yellow, Vertigo Blue and Elixir Red.


    Interior

    With all key tech accessible in the driver’s field of view, the cabin is spacious yet practical. Throughout the range the dashboard is padded and the central section features a carbon finish. The all-new PEUGEOT 208 also provides plenty of storage space, with three key storage areas around the model:

    Large storage area under the armrest between the front seats
    Easy-access tray in front of the gear lever
    Concealable storage space in the central console that can be used for charging a smartphone

    The design of the all-new PEUGEOT e-208 GT trim level is enhanced with Alcantara grey upholstery featuring a 3D technical mesh knit, and 17’ alloy wheels with special inserts.

    The all-new PEUGEOT 208 will be unveiled at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, with an online reservation site opening at the end of March, and opening for orders late summer 2019.


    **The charging time may vary according to the type and power of the charging station, the outside temperature at the charging point and the battery temperature


    Press release from: http://www.peugeotpress.co.uk/releases/1725

    Posted on: 25/02/2019

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