2019 Peugeot 208: this is it!
Peugeot is paving the way to an electric future with the 208 supermini
After a couple of images leaked on the internet last week, Peugeot has finally unwrapped the new 208 ahead of its debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
Electric, gasoline and diesel powertrains
Perhaps the most significant bit of news regarding the new 208 is the introduction of an all-electric variant, dubbed the e-208.
The all-electric 208 uses a 100-kW, 250-Nm electric motor positioned under the hood, in the exact same location as its internal combustion counterparts.
Powering the motor is a 50-kWh battery pack which allows for a maximum range of 340 km (WLTP) on a single, full charge.
The Peugeot e-208 gets three driving modes – Eco, Normal, and Sport – but also two braking modes, which manage differently the energy recuperation aspect.
When charged from a public outlet (100 kW), the battery can be replenished to 80% in just 30 minutes, says Peugeot.
In the ICE camp, the Peugeot 208 will be available with three gasoline variants – all based on the same PureTech 1.2-liter, 3-cylinder unit – with 75, 100 and 130 hp.
As far as diesel versions are concerned, the solely representative is a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine making 100 hp.
The new Peugeot 208 is longer, wider and sits closer to the ground than its predecessor.
From a visual standpoint, you’ve no doubt recognized styling cues borrowed from its 508 and 3008 cousins, especially up front and at the rear.
Inside the cabin, the new Peugeot 208 gets the i-Cockpit setup featuring a digital instrument cluster and the possibility to choose between three infotainment screen sizes – 5, 7, or 10 inches. Those are also compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink.
Five trim levels are on the table for the Peugeot 208 – Like, Active, Allure, GT Line and GT. The range-topping ones (GT Line and GT) pack the likes of full LED headlights, 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels, cabin lighting, sport seats and aluminum pedals.
We’ll see the new Peugeot 208 in the metal at the upcoming 2019 Geneva Motor Show.