In a B segment tending ever more towards the Peugeot brand sets itself apart in introducing the alluring new Peugeot 208.
While ACEA data for May is awaited, April was a good month for Peugeot in Europe. Even though the new 208 is known about, the existing car remains popular, its sales (84,054) being only slightly behind the Ford Fiesta (84,703) and giving it seventh position overall for the year to date. Neither of these models can catch the Polo (102,410) and segment-leading Clio (119,774) though.
The new 2022 Peugeot 208 offers, right from launch, three different energy source options – electric, petrol or diesel. Body line no longer dictates vehicle usage.
This new Peugeot 208 generation, which fits perfectly into the brand’s upmarket move strategy, is distinguished by its keen design that brings with it a breath of youth and energy.
New Peugeot 208 is a new component in this vision of the future. Its new look is cheerful, sporty vitality, brimming with promise. Its sleek, quality design gives it a high-end look that is perfectly in keeping with the Peugeot brand’s up-market strategy. New Peugeot 208 is at the core of the B segment, making its own contribution to what makes the Peugeot range so successful: assertive design combined with distinctive innovation and technology.
New platform for the new 208
New Peugeot 208 sits on the PSA Group’s latest generation vehicle platform, CMP (Common Modular Platform). Dedicated to segments B and C, this new vehicle base complements the EMP2 (Efficient Modular Platform).
As its name implies, the CMP platform is adaptable in terms of dimensions and engine variants. Accommodating all power sources, it will enable customers to select their preferred type of power train, a traditional combustion engine (petrol or diesel) or an electric engine.
Economy was the watchword throughout the development phase. This new platform helps to limit new Peugeot 208’s CO2 emissions, due to: reduction in weight (30 kg lighter vs. the F1 platform), improved aerodynamics (levelled floor-pan, electronically controlled air inlets), reduced roll resistance (Class A tyres, reduced suspension friction), power train optimisation (improved combustion output, down-sizing, reduced mechanical friction, transmission extension and generalisation of Stop & Start).
The CMP platform also provides for increased comfort and safety levels:
- greater acoustic and thermal comfort on board, lower vibration levels,
- driving aids normally reserved for higher market segments and unprecedented in the B segment.
New engine options for new 2022 Peugeot 208
The 2022 Peugeot 208 offer stimulating driving experience with its 100% electric engine, available from launch:
- 100 KW (136 bhp) electric engine developing 260 Nm of torque (available from 0 km/h) for instant reactivity,
- silent engine, zero vibration,
- technology display on central screen (real-time drive train functional display).
He will offer three drive modes:
- Eco: to optimise range
- Normal: optimum comfort for everyday use
- Sport: priority is given to performance and sensations, maximum power and torque (0 to 100 km/h in 8.1s).
Two braking modes are also available via the gear lever with appropriate battery regeneration:
- Moderate, providing a sensation close to that felt when braking with a combustion engine,
- Augmented, for controlled deceleration by means of the accelerator pedal.
Battery capacity of new 208
New Peugeot e-208 is fitted with a 50 kWh large-capacity battery enabling a vehicle range of up to 340 km, according to the WLTP (Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedures) certification protocol and 450 km according to NEDC (New European Driving Cycle). Linked to the passenger compartment cooling system, fluid-cooled temperature control enables fast recharging, optimised range and increased life-span. This battery is guaranteed for 8 years or 160 000 km for 70% of its charge capacity.
The new Peugeot 208 will be compatible with Euro6 standards.