Peugeot has published some pictures and information about the 208. The Peugeot 208 second generation will become an extremely important model on the European market. The small hatchback comes with a completely changed look. With a bold design inspired by the Peugeot 508, the new small car will compete directly with models like the Volkswagen Polo, the Ford Fiesta, the Opel Corsa or the Renault Clio.
The French will offer both gasoline and diesel engines, but the novelty is the introduction of the Peugeot e-208, a full-electric car version of the new model. The Peugeot e-208 will use a 100 kW (136 hp) electric motor powered by a 50 kWh battery that will give it a 340 km range in the new WLPT cycle. The Peugeot e-208 will accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 8.1 seconds and the maximum speed that can be reached is 150 km / h. Its entry price will be, in France, 31000 euros
The Peugeot 208 uses the CMP platform of the PSA group, which allowed the reduction in the total weight by 30 kilos. The engine range will be comprised of the PureTech 1.2 gasoline family. The three-cylinder engine will be available in three power versions for the 208: 75 hp, 100 hp or 130 hp. The engine can be paired with a five or six-speed manual gearbox or an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Peugeot does not give up the diesel and will offer for the new 208 the 1.5 BlueHDI four-cylinder engine.
The interior of the new Peugeot 208 is changed. Inside, the new Peugeot 208 uses a digital instrument cluster called the i-Cockpit located above the steering wheel. A second display is placed on the center console.