Peugeot 208 Facelift: More Tech And The Most Efficient Diesel Engine In The World
|   Friday, March 06, 2015
After helping Peugeot to strongly return to the subcompact segment, the small 208 needs a breath of fresh air. The French model has already reached mid-career and now it gets a facelift that brings major improvements.

From an aesthetic point of view, the new 208 facelift comes with new lines found in the front bumper and the radiator grille. These are firmly attached and are highlighted by chrome wands.

The back has taillights with LED lights on a black background, while the profile can be decorated with alloy wheels with sizes between 15 inches and 17 inches.
Depending on the equipment, the 208 model will receive a chrome contour to the glazed surface and also chrome mirror housings.

At a general level, the Peugeot 208 will have 13 body colors, including the new color Orange Power, which has already been chosen as the launch hue. For those who want customization elements, there is a White Methol package, which adds white elements to the bodywork.

The interior of the Peugeot 208 facelift received new materials at the dashboard level, fine leather steering wheel and toolbox panel which features LED contour and white illumination. Also, the interior receives a LED ambient lighting, but also a panoramic roof.

For higher equipment levels, the 208 facelift retains the 7-inch touch screen that serves to interact with the audio system, navigation and phone. The multimedia system offers internet connection, access to Peugeot applications and even a Mirror Screen function, capable of playing applications on mobile phones with Android or iOS operating systems. The list of available technology also includes a side parking assistant, reverse camera and the Active City Brake system that is able to avoid collisions at low speeds in urban areas.

Under the hood important things happened too, all engines are now compliant with Euro 6 emission standards. Some of these engines will be associated with a new transmission Efficient Automatic Transmission (EAT6) with six gears. All diesel versions, the 1.6 liters HDi, will offer low emissions of 95 g / km, and will be equipped with start-stop system as standard equipment, except the 75 horsepower version, on which it is offered as an option.

THE 1.6-liter unit is offered in three power versions: 75 hp, 100 hp and 120 hp. The most efficient proposal, it announces an average consumption of only 3.0 liters / 100 kilometers. This figure is the lowest in the world for a series vehicle, outperforming the Opel Corsa Ecoflex, which announced last month a value of 3.1 liters / 100 kilometers.

Those who opt for gasoline engines will have the chance to drive a turbocharged 1.2-liter.
The unit provides 120 horsepower, a bit more than the aspirated options in the range: 1.0-liter with 68 hp and the 1.2 l with 82 hp. The 1.2-liter Puretech engine rated at 120 hp can be paired with either a five-speed manual transmission or an automatic case where emissions stand at 104 g / km.

The new Peugeot 208 facelift will be produced at two European plants: at Poissy in France and Tirnava (Slovakia). The commercial debut will take place in June.
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