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PEUGEOT 208 HATCHBACK

1.2 PureTech 100 Allure Premium 5dr

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Peugeot's 208 supermini has been rejuvenated in second generation form. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

What exactly should a supermini be? Affordable? Economical? Practical? All these things are important of course, but if you're a car maker and that's all you create to sell in this segment, then you'd better be prepared to sell it very cheaply. Even in this humble category you see, buyers are now expecting more in terms of style, innovation and technology. In fact, they're expecting something more like this, Peugeot's MK2 model 208. This, the latest in Peugeot's long running line of 'two zero' cars could hardly be more important for the French brand. It switches the company's supermini on to a properly modern chassis, the CMP platform for B and C segment cars that's shared with the DS 3 Crossback and the new Vauxhall Corsa. Crucially, this can support both fossil-fuelled engines and all-electric powertrains - and does in this case. As a result, Peugeot reckons it has an answer in this car no matter what the target customer is looking for. Perhaps.

Driving Experience

Engine-wise, there are three petrol units and a single diesel to choose from. If you know the Peugeot brand, you might not be too surprised to hear that the available petrol units are all 1.2-litre three cylinder PureTech powerplants, in this case developing either 75, 100 or 130hp. The 100hp unit is optionally available with an 8-speed EAT8 auto gearbox. The 130hp engine gets the auto 'box included. We've not previously seen an automatic with 8-speeds in the supermini sector. The diesel is the company's usual 1.5-litre BlueHDi engine with 100hp. As for the all-electric e-208 version, well just one variant of that will be available featuring a 50kWh battery mated to a 100kW electric motor, this confection developing a healthy 134hp. Of course, as you'd expect in a modern supermini, you can get all the usual driver assistance features. things like lane keep assist to stop you from drifting out of your lane, with subtle steering intervention to ease you back to where you ought to be. And an autonomous parking system which is capable of automatically controlling acceleration, braking and steering when entering or leaving a parking space. there's also a traffic sign recognition system that can work with the integrated speed limiter and make sure that you never exceed the stated limit of the road you're on.

Design and Build

The second generation 208 is larger, lower and wider than its predecessor and borrows inspiration for its silhouette from the brand's old 205 supermini of the Nineties. The base of the windscreen has been pushed back and there's more of a shoulder line to the bodywork below the window line. At the front, there's a large, intricately detailed grille with triple white LED headlights and some eye-catching LED daytime running light 'fangs'. At the back, the lines are more curvaceous and defined than with the previous model, the rear screen is more angled and there's a glassy black centre section housing triple red LED lights on each side. Inside, this 208 gains Peugeot's 'i-Cockpit' design philosophy in its latest form. There's a classy 3D driver display and a central TFT infotainment screen available in 5-inch, 7-inch or 10-inch sizes, depending on spec. A really nice cabin detail is the fold-down flap under the 'piano key'-style keys that decorate the centre console, concealing an area which can house your smartphone in several different ways while it charges - either inductively or via two charging points. And the area has an angled lip so that you can view your 'phone's screen while it's charging. At the back of this 208, you'll find decent passenger space for a car of this size. And Peugeot's keen to point out that the e-208 all-electric version has the same amount of rear seat legroom and boot space as the fossil fuelled derivatives.

Market and Model

Prices start from just over £16,000 and run up to around £23,500 for the conventionally-engined models. Buyers choose from base trim, then 'Active', 'Allure', 'GT Line' and 'GT' specifications. The full-electric e208 is offered in all but base trim, at prices starting from around £25,000 (following subtraction of the £3,500 government Plug-in car Grant). With the e-208, access to charging points via the PSA Group's 'Free2Move' service is included. As you'd expect, a wide range of driver assistance and safety technologies are available this time round. Go for the auto gearbox (or an e-208 model) and the adaptive cruise control system you can have has the ability to make the car automatically stop and go in heavy traffic. You can have this system with a manual gearbox too, where it operates down to 18mph. Lane departure warning, auto parking and blind spot monitoring systems are available too. Go for a variant with the largest 10-inch centre dash infotainment display and you'll get built-in navigation, plus 'Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring.

Cost of Ownership

Expect the 1.2-litre PureTech petrol variants that most will buy to be very acceptably clean and frugal. With the 100hp manual model, you can expect to manage up to 53.0mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and return an NEDC-rated CO2 reading of up to 96g/km, which is pretty good going for a car in this segment. The 1.5-litre BlueHDi diesel version of course does much better. Up to 71.4mpg on the combined cycle is theoretically possible, along with up to 84g/km of NEDC-rated CO2. But of course if you're really interested in ecological efficiency, there'll be just one variant of this car that'll interest you, the all-electric e-208. For this derivative, Peugeot claims a WLTP-rated driving range between charges of 211 miles. And fast charging at the rate of 100kW is available via a CCS socket hidden behind the fuel cap, with an 0-80% charge achievable in around 30 minutes. If you install a wallbox at home, you can recharge the battery from empty in around five hours if you have an 11kW electricity supply - or in around eight hours with a 7.4kW supply. Bear in mind that the e-208 is around 350kgs heavier than the ordinary version.

Summary

So the 208 has evolved - but not beyond recognition. In improving it, Peugeot has certainly tried to cover all the bases, while being very conscious that trying to please too many people too much of the time is a sure-fire recipe for failure - or at the very least, a distinctly compromised and forgettable end-result. 'It's OK to have 20% of people not liking this car', the company's MD used to say, 'as long as the other 80% love it'. This time round, we reckon his brand doesn't have too much to worry about. There may be a few supermini buyers who don't like the cabin layout, want something better suited to cornering on its door handles or who might prefer the value proposition of a budget brand - but I'm guessing they'll be in the minority. Most will recognise that in this 208, Peugeot has perfected for us the supermini it was always capable of. A smart small car choice - in more ways than one.

Key Information

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeManual
Fuel Type
Fuel TypePetrol
Emissions
Emissions119.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed117mph

Full Details

Standard Equipment

Driver Convenience

  • 10" Capacitive colour touchscreen with connected 3D navigation
  • 2 front USB socket with USB-C
  • Bluetooth telephone facility
  • Driver attention warning
  • Exterior temperature indicator with ice warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Mirror screen with mirror link, apple carplay and andriod auto
  • Multi function trip computer
  • Peugeot connect SOS and assistance
  • PEUGEOT i-Cockpit with compact steering wheel
  • PEUGEOT i-Cockpit with configurable 3D headup instrument panel
  • Programmable cruise control and speed limiter
  • Push button start
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Smart phone docking station
  • Smartphone charging plate
  • Speed limit recognition and recommendation

Entertainment

  • 2x USB sockets in rear
  • 6 speakers radio with mp3 compatible
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Voice recognition for radio, navigation and telephony features

Exterior Features

  • 2 X Rear number plate lights
  • Automatic lights
  • Automatic windscreen wipers
  • Body coloured exterior door handles
  • Colour coded door mirror shells
  • Dark tinted Rear side and tailgate windows
  • Diamond black rear spoiler
  • Electric front windows + one touch + anti-pinch
  • Electric rear windows with one touch/anti-pinch
  • Electrically adjustable, heated and power folding door mirrors
  • Electrochrome rear view mirror
  • Follow me home headlights
  • Front windscreen wiper with magic wash cleaning system
  • Gloss black finish on B pillar
  • Gloss black rear cluster connecting strip
  • Headlights left on audible warning
  • Model designation badges front and rear
  • Radiator grille chrome chequered
  • Rear bumper with gloss black finish
  • Rear full LED 3D peugeot signature claw effect lights with daylight function
  • Rear reversing lights
  • Rear windscreen wiper triggered automatically in reverse gear
  • Tailgate with heated rear windscreen and wiper blade

Interior Features

  • 1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats
  • 12V socket
  • Driver and front passenger comfort seats
  • Driver and front passenger seat manual adjustment in longitudinal and back rest angle
  • Driver seat mechanical height adjustment
  • Dual zone electronic climate control
  • Electric power steering with reach and rake adjustable steering column
  • Front centre armrest with storage compartment
  • Front interior light with 2 reading spotlights
  • Gear shift indicator
  • High centre console with 2 cup holders
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Map pockets on the backs of the front seats
  • Piano keys gloss black plated toggle switches to access main functions of the vehicle
  • Roof lining - light grey
  • Satin chrome gear lever
  • Seatbelt unfastened on the move audible and visual alert for front and rear seats

Safety

  • 2x 2nd row ISOFIX child seat mountings
  • 3 rear 3 point seatbelts
  • 3x Front optimised safety headrests and rear retractable headrests with height adjustable
  • ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Braking Distribution) and EBA (Emergency Braking Assistance)
  • Child locking functionality on rear doors
  • Driver and passenger airbags with Passenger airbag deactivation system
  • Driver/front passenger side airbags
  • Electric parking brake
  • ESP with Hill Assist
  • Front and rear curtain airbags
  • Front and rear disc brakes
  • Front three point retractable seatbelts with force limiters
  • Pedestrians active safety brake
  • Tyre pressure sensor

Security

  • Automatic door locking when moving off
  • Automatic hazard light activation upon heavy brake application
  • Deadlock
  • Electronic code immobiliser
  • Thatcham Cat.1 alarm

Trim

  • Carbon effect Dashboard, front and rear door panel finish

Wheels

  • 17" Jordaan diamond cut alloy wheels
  • Space saver spare wheel

Technical Data

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    0.381
  • CO2 (g/km)
    97
  • HC
    0.019
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    75
  • NOx
    0.017
  • Particles
    0.0004
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    119
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max
    137
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min
    118
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max
    137
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min
    117
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max
    119
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min
    104
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max
    171
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min
    156
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max
    144
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min
    129

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1199
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    3
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    75
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    90.5
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears
    6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    12
  • Transmission
    MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
    6.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
    5.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max
    6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min
    5.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max
    5.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min
    4.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max
    7.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min
    6.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max
    6.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min
    5.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
    46.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
    53
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max
    46.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min
    54.6
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max
    53.7
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min
    61.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max
    37.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min
    41.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max
    44.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min
    49.7

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.2
  • Badge Power
    100
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    PureTech 100
  • Coin Series
    Allure Premium
  • Generation Mark
    2
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    18E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    12500
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    9.9
  • Engine Power - BHP
    100
  • Engine Power - KW
    75
  • Engine Power - RPM
    5500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    151
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    20.9
  • Engine Torque - NM
    205
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1750
  • Top Speed
    117

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    195/55 R16
  • Tyre Size Rear
    195/55 R16
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    SOHO
  • Wheel Type
    16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1430
  • Length
    4055
  • Wheelbase
    2540
  • Width
    1745
  • Width (including mirrors)
    1960

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    44
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1595
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1106
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    311
  • Max. Loading Weight
    505
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1200
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    580
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1090
  • No. of Seats
    5
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