Six months before her presentation, the new Peugeot 208 the tip of its nose. She was surprised in Andalusia, current favorite playground of automotive engineers.
Presented at the Geneva show in the spring of 2019, and then marketed the following autumn, the new Peugeot 208 has been the surprise for the full phase of testing in Andalusia. The argus reveals its lines, as well as all of the indiscretions on the rival of the future Renault Clio 5.
For the faithful readers of The argus.fr the new Peugeot 208 is not really a surprise. In the month of April, 2018, we revealed the secrets of the project codified P21 in-house.
Here now the first pictures of the 208, the second generation, which will be presented in march 2019, at the same time as the new Renault Clio a 5, and then marketed in the fall of 2019. First observation, the curves of the current model (which was not always unanimity, depending on the market), give rise to features that are more manly in the lineage of the style of the 508, 3008 and 5008. At the rear, we find the three claws in the fires and the black band mother-of-pearl, which makes the junction.
Has the image of the 508, the 208 will present different faces depending on the finish. On our photos, it is delivered to the top of the range GT Line and GT, which are characterized by a exit dual exhaust, headlights with three claws LED which between them extend to the bottom of the shield. This light signature will not exist on the versions of the entry and interior of the lighthouse will be simplified. Similarly, the GT Line and GT adopt a grille with a chequered specific.
The more knowledgeable will also have noticed the increased profile that goes from 3.96 m to 4.03 m extra inches earned the benefit of the wheelbase and that will go on the rear-seat space and the boot volume. Thanks to the new platform (CMP inaugurated by the DS3 Crossback march 2019), the 208 wins in width for a better seat to the floor. If the i-Cockpit will be, it will profoundly evolve with a new touch screen so that the driver will likely face a slab digital. During an interview in march 2018, Laurent Blanchet, product manager of Peugeot, said that “the 208 will benefit from a strong content inside.”
This unique platform will enable Peugeot to offer to engine heat but also an electric version. In essence, the only novelty will be the 1.2 PureTech 155-hp which during the 1.2 82 hp, 110 and 130 hp, as well as by following the 1.6 PureTech of 225-230 hp on the GTi. In diesel, Peugeot is going to reduce the sail area by offering the 1.5 BlueHDi 100. A power of 115 hp (battery
50 kWh), the e-208 will arrive in late 2019. It will evolve then with a new engine by 2022 (Nidec), and then a new generation battery with the following. According to our information, the 208 will be produced in Slovakia as well as in Morocco in the new plant of Kenitra, whose production will start in 2019.
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