Sochaux, 19 February 2015: Three years after its launch, the PEUGEOT 208 – the brand’s best-selling model – has a new look. No area has been neglected in the creation of this new generation vehicle. The assertive styling, sportier and classier, elevated by the 3D LED rear lamps fitted as standard, with original colours such as the sparkling Orange Power and a new range of personalisation options. The range is expanded with the GT Line and GTi by PEUGEOT Sport, underlining the brand’s move up-market. More equipment is available to ease driving in urban conditions (Active City Brake, MirrorScreen, Reversing camera, Park Assist). The PureTech and BlueHDi meet the latest Euro 6 emissions standard with notably the most economical internal combustion engine in the world consuming only 3 litres per 100 km and producing just 79g of CO2 per km! The new PEUGEOT 208 will be on sale in Europe from June 2015.
With nearly 30 % of registrations, the B segment is the 2nd largest in volume in the European market. Despite the multitude of offers and body styles (notably SUV/CUV), the compact hatchback remains very largely in the majority with more than 2 in every 3 cars sold. And the PEUGEOT 208 remains a key player in this ever more hotly contested segment.
With the strength of the history of the 200 series and the brand’s know-how behind it, the first generation of PEUGEOT 208 will soon reach the 1,000,000 vehicles produced mark. Together with the PEUGEOT 2008 urban crossover, it allows the PEUGEOT brand to confirm its place on the podium for sales in the B segment in Europe for 2014.
The new PEUGEOT 208 lines up solid arguments : new styling tinged with attraction and character, a range that is wider in terms of colours, personalisation and higher-end versions, new technology for greater comfort and safety and new engines offering both economy and performance.
The BlueHDi technology is confirmed as the most effective Diesel emissions control system on the market. These new engines, associating the best of Diesel with ground-breaking CO2 emissions and fuel consumption – all are below 95 g CO2/ km – and make the 1.6 litre BlueHDi family the best Diesel engines in the market!
With the exception of the entry level 75 hp version, they are all fitted with the Stop & Start system using a heavy-duty starter motor.
1.6 litre BlueHDi engines are now available with three power levels:
- 1.6 litre BlueHDi 75 S&S and 1.6 litre BlueHDi 100 S&S, coupled with a 5-speed manual gearbox, the standard versions of which (without S&S on the 75 hp version) achieve CO2 emissions of 90g and 87g /km, and on very low fuel consumption versions produce only 79 g CO2/ km for a fuel consumption of only 3,0 litres per 100 km. A record for the segment, and in the market !
- The 1.6 litre BlueHDi 120 S&S, coupled with a 6-speed manual gearbox, produces only 94 g CO2/ km with driveability of performance of the highest level
Following the launch of the naturally aspirated 1.0 litre PureTech 68 and 1.2 litre PureTech 82 engines, the PureTech family of three-cylinder petrol engines is expanded with the 1.2 litre turbocharged PureTech 110 S&S version.
Modular and compact, clean and high-performance, this engine is a concentrate of efficiency and the latest technology. With a high pressure (200 bar) direct injection system, a new-generation high-efficiency turbocharger (running at 240, 000 rpm), it offers driveability among the best in the market, and this from very low engine speed.
Coupled with a 5-speed manual gearbox, this engine achieves remarkably contained CO2 emissions of 103 g / km.
It can also be coupled with the EAT6 automatic gearbox. Made by AISIN, this new automatic gearbox uses Quickshift technology allowing faster gear changes, while still ensuring fluid operation and pleasure in use of the highest level. It has also been designed to drastically lower CO2 emissions. As a result, the difference in emissions compared to the version with manual transmission is reduced to 1g/km (with the same tyre fitment). With an official CO2 emissions figure of 104 g / km, the 1.2 litre PureTech 110 S&S EAT6 is the reference in terms of a petrol automatic transmission in its segment. It also achieves a reduction of 45 g CO2 / km compared to the previous generation (the 1.6 litre VTi 120 automatic)!
At launch in Europe, the petrol range on the new PEUGEOT 208 is therefore very wide, going from 68 hp to… 208 hp with the fantastic 1.6 litre THP 208 engine fitted to the sporty GTi and GTi by PEUGEOT Sport versions. At the same time, the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures are remarkably well contained as the latter are between just 97g and 129 g / km!
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