A thoroughly modern supermini, but also one that bears the influence of the classic 205 hatchback, the 208 combines sharp looks and performance with efficient engines and generous levels of driver-convenience technology.
The sculpted side panels and boomerang LED lights of the car's exterior hints at its speed and manoeuvrability. The carefully crafted bodywork is not just for show, however – it reduces the drag co-efficient to a mere 0.29, contributing to the assured performance of the extensive range of engines as well as its class-leading fuel economy and CO2 emissions.
A comprehensive range of five petrol and five diesel units will be available on the 208. The diesel engines are extremely frugal regarding fuel consumption and carbon output – as low as 83.1mpg (combined) and 87g/km in the case of the 1.4 litre, 68bhp powertrain. Even the powerful 1.6 litre 115bhp diesel returns 74.3mpg and 99g/km (still low enough to exempt drivers from Vehicle Excise Duty). The array of petrol engines, meanwhile, deliver figures that are hardly less impressive along with ample low-end power.
The build quality of the vehicle's interior is apparent as soon as you make yourself comfortable in the supportive, fully adjustable seats. The vehicle's solid structure and excellent insulation means that road and wind noise is kept to a bare minimum. On the Allure and Intuitive models, a Cielo panoramic roof allows light to flood into the cabin, whilst ambient lighting enhances the modern, high-tech feel already provided by such comfort and convenience technology as satellite navigation and a multi-function colour touchscreen.
To find out more about the Peugeot 208, or to arrange a test drive, please contact your nearest Lookers Peugeot dealership today. Alternatively, why not take a look at our current selection of quality used Peugeot 208 cars for sale.