seems incredible, but the selling Brand lion, Peugeot 208 , and leads among us three years. In half of their life cycle and to continue to maintain its attractiveness, the French company has decided to take restyling and other novelties to 208 range in the Geneva Motor Show, which opens next month March. The changes will be effective from mid-June.
The main aesthetic changes that receives the new Peugeot 208 are found in the front with new bumper sportier look and a new front grille, larger and thinner chrome edges. The headlamps receive a new design that combines chrome and black for the background, with new LED daytime running lights (do not apply to basic finish).
The side view receives no changes beyond new designs of alloy wheels from 15 to 17 inches, while the rear are released LED drivers with 3D much more modern and attractive effect. The new Peugeot 208 will have a palette with 13 options, including new ones like orange Power you can see in the picture above. Inside the changes are not seen at first sight, since all the new focus on lighting. The Peugeot 208 may have now ambient lighting .
The brand will also offer some customization packages that focus on minor cosmetic exterior details such as moldings or anagrams that change color or finish. In terms of equipment, the Peugeot 208 follows the trends of other models of PSA as the DS3 and incorporates Active City Brake (city emergency braking) and parking camera to the range. The touch screen 7 “now also serve to replicate the screen of your smartphone, whether Android and iOS and from there to control various applications.
Peugeot 208 GT Line
Peugeot wants to exploit their sporting vein. After launching model GTi R and now the brand is committed to democratizing sporty look in the other models. The 508 and 308 may already have GT Line pack, an option is now available in the new Peugeot 208. These models will be offered with engines PureTech 1.2 turbo 110 hp and 1.6 BlueHDi 100 and 120 horses. [1999003 ]
Among its features are striking alloy wheels 17 “ mirror caps in black, chrome frames for windows, chrome exhaust, anagrams and GT Line lyrics Peugeot and details on the red grill. The 208 GT Line can be chosen with three or five doors.
A more powerful 208 GTi
30th anniversary for everyone. With the restyling Peugeot Sport has decided that Peugeot 208 GTi will take all the features of the 208 GTi 30th commemorating the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Peugeot 205 GTi. Now the engine increases its power to 208 horses and its chassis is a radical adjustment with lower suspension, wider track, 18 “wheels, more powerful Brembo brakes and Torsen differential.
surround the sports seats and all 208 GTi own 30th improvements are also inherited. In ActualidadMotor we go to Jarama to try the sportiest 208 of all.
The engine range also find the renovated 208 new members. disappear 1.4 HDi engines of 68 horses to make way for the new 1.6 BlueHDi 75 horses . The version of 92 horses gives way to 100 horsepower, while the 115 horses has been replaced by the 120 hp BlueHDi even before the restyling. From the most powerful version will be low power versions with an average 3.0 liters approved 100 and 79 grams of CO2 per kilometer. All have Stop & amp; Start.
On behalf of petrol engines, the 1.6 VTi 120 hp paves the way to PureTech 1.2 Turbo 110 horses . Are placed under the atmospheric of 1.0 to 1.2 and 82 CV 68 respectively. The new turbo petrol engine comes standard associated with a five-speed manual transmission, but optionally may opt for the gearbox six-speed automatic . We speak of an automatic converter, not piloted manual gearbox, which is a breakthrough. The engine of 82 horses can be ridden five-speed change.
The automatic model emits 104 grams of CO2 per kilometer, being exempt from registration tax and lowering emissions by 45 grams compared to VTi 120 hp with four-speed automatic transmission which is marketed by now.
A step above the new engine 1.6 THP 165 hp , with a gain of 10 hp and will be placed Stop & amp; Start with the previous, plus the GTi THP with 208 horses.
Source – Peugeot
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Article New Peugeot 208, restyling for the French compact has been originally published in Current Motor.