This is not the Peugeot 208. The new 208 is still at least three years off. What we have here is the face-lifted 208. A light refresh to keep this model interesting. It also comes in this lovely orange and black combo. In case you were wondering, this is a new colour, and it is called Orange Power.
The revisions are more than skin deep. The engines have also been updated, with all diesel engines producing less than 95 g/km of CO2. There is one diesel engine, the 1.6 litre with three levels of tuning, 74 bhp and 99 bhp, which have a five-speed manual gearbox, and the most powerful producing 118 bhp, which is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. Petrol engines include a 1.0 litre producing 67 bhp, and a 1.2 litre either tuned to produce either 81 bhp or 108 bhp.
The interior has also been updated, with a leather steering wheel and 7.0 inch touchscreen now available on the Active trim level. The touchscreen also gets a software update, which includes Mirror Screen technology. A new ‘GT’ trim level, as found on the 508, 308 and RCZ, has also been added to the line-up. This new trim brings GTi styling to the rest of the range. This trim brings gloss back detailing to the grille and foglights, chrome mirror covers, 17 inch alloy wheels, special ‘GT’ badging and red ‘Peugeot’ badging on the front and rear of the car. The interior gets sports seats, leather sports steering wheel, aluminium door sills and pedals.
Expect to see the new 208 in showrooms in the summer. Get it in orange.