The all new Peugeot 208 available across showrooms in the United Kingdom
|   Monday, November 05, 2012
Peugeot has recently unveiled the 208 and the vehicle is already available in the UK market since last week. Peugeot will make the vehicle available throughout the world within the next few months and this is being done to keep track on demand for the vehicle. Peugeot has launch the 208 to keep up the hype on the 208 GTI which is set to be launched fall 2013 and the plan seems to be doing quite well as the 208 is in high demand in the market.

The current 208 is powered by a 1.
liter turbo charged engine, producing 154 BHP and the three door body of this vehicle is the top draw for this top of the line model of the 208. This is a known drive train option and this engine has been previously used on predeceasing models of Peugeot, Mini Cooper S and Citroen.

However, the engine used on the new 208 has been modified and the vehicle produces 197 BHP as stock. With 17 inch sports alloyed rims, the 208 is currently a top draw for the young generation looking out for their first vehicle. Interior and exterior trim and finish is top notch and the 208 features leather trimmed interior finish with leather seat covers. The fiber glass roof panels have a retractable blind and this helps keep down the general weight.

The 208 is by far the lightest Peugeot ever and the six speed transmission system used on the 208 make the vehicle quite sporty and fun to drive. This vehicle is funky and is perfect for city traffic due to its peppy power and small wheel base dimensions. The engine is picked up directly off the Citroen – Peugeot 207 range of vehicles however, the five speed manual transmission has been replaced with a six speed one and as a result the vehicle has found a renewed energy.

The vehicle is smooth, refined and very quiet, so much so that it feels like an electric at times. Maneuvering in city traffic is a breeze and the overall fuel consumption andCo2 emission figures are standard. This vehicle is easy to maintain drive and own and is a perfect overall city car. However, the engine bass comes out when the vehicle shifts and this lends a smooth feel to the vehicle.

This vehicle is not as stiff as its predecessors and the tiny size of the car has been put to its advantage thanks to its smooth and free handling. The Peugeot 208 is a great vehicle and it could be bought for excessive daily city based travelling. The lack of urgency from the tiny engine will only be felt on freeways and as a result this vehicle is not recommended for freeway movement.

With a top speed of 134 MPH, this is fast enough for a hatch back in the segment and although it lacks some urgency, torque production and distribution makes it comfortable to ride in speed. Peugeot have managed to strike all the right cords with this 208.
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