He has changed a lot
Four years after its launch, the compact design has been redesigned Peugeot 208 He changes his style significantly. The elements that catch the eye are the new grille and the three slim LED lights on each side of the bumper. Alloy wheels are also changing. At the back, we find larger Peugeot writing, and the headlights contain graphics with three elements reminiscent of headlights.
Lots of new features Also under the hood: Instead of the 1.5 turbo diesel engine that left the scene, two 1.2 three-cylinder mild-hybrid turbo petrol engines with 101 and 136 hp arrive, with a dual-clutch automatic gearbox: prices start at 23,820 euros. Mechanically unchanged are the 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with 75 hp (prices start at 20,120 euros) and the turbo version with 101 hp: in this case its price starts at 21,320 euros. Instead of that,Electric e-208 It gained 20 hp to 156. It costs €36,430 in Active model form, while the GT in our test has existing Much higher: 40,280 euros.
In terms of space, it does not excel
to’Passenger compartment It’s always good care aboutBut it’s not particularly spacious, especially in the back. For those traveling on a sofa, accessibility isn’t the best either, punished by narrow rear doors. It ended well Boxeven if it is not the most spacious: 309 liters becomes 1118 liters when the sofa is reclined.
Now eat Peugeot 208 (except basic) has Digital dashboard 10 inches, with 3D visualization in GT case. There is another in the center of the painting 10 screen“, with touch activated. No Multimedia system It’s responsive and offers standard wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, four USB sockets (two “C” on the front, while there’s a “C” and “A” on the back), plus a 15-watt smartphone charging pad: three times more powerful than Before, for faster charging.
Electric is more mature
there Peugeot E-208 The redesign is more powerful but also promises to be more efficient. Thanks to the battery with a useful capacity of 48.1 kWh (instead of 46.3), the home It advertises a range of 410 km. In our testing, conducted on a mixed road consisting of urban, extra-urban and highway sections, we estimated a range of more than 300 kilometers based on on-board computer data. The “battery” accepts recharging with direct current up to 100 kilowatts (so it takes 30 minutes, in the best conditions, to go from 20 to 80%) and up to 11 kilowatts with alternating current by ordering the most powerful charging adapter (400 euros), otherwise it reaches To 7.4 kW.
Comfort and agility
One of the main strengths of the Peugeot 208 is the ability to combine a Good rest And behavior on the road gracefulAnd this renewable electric version is no exception. It has comfortable seats, a soundproof cabin, and a suspension system that filters bumps well. It also has a steering system that is ready when entering corners, accurate at speed and light in maneuvers. This electric car It holds the road very wellEven if the heavy weight (almost one and a half tons) is felt when changing direction. It has powerful brakes and a fast sprint: 8.2 seconds claimed by the company for “0-100”. However, visibility isn’t exceptional, punished by the small rear windows. Fortunately, front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera are standard.
As mentioned, Peugeot E-208 GT It is not cheap. there Standard equipment It is in line with key rivals and includes, in addition to the previously mentioned accessories, full LED headlights, keyless entry and start and 16-inch alloy wheels. Automatic air conditioning is single zone in total and dual zone cannot be obtained even by paying. In terms of safety, they all have six airbags, a sleep collision warning system, automatic braking, lane keeping and traffic sign recognition. We recommend combining everything with the Drive Assist Plus package (€800) which offers Level 2 semi-autonomous driving.
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