- Latest 208 will be shown for the first time at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show
- It will come with a choice of petrol and diesel engines, or a full electric drivetrain
- Peugeot says its entire range of cars will be electrified by 2023
Coming soon: 2019 Peugeot 208
This is Peugeot’s newest small car, and for the first time, the 208 will be available with all-electric power.
Looks-wise, the 208 takes a few features from the previous car as well as the larger 508, with a big chrome grille and full LED running lights. High-spec GT Line and GT models get gloss black wheel arch extensions and window surrounds.
An app, called MyPeugeot, will let customers remotely activate the charging and also programme features like heating, air conditioning and windscreen defrosting.
There’ll be three petrol choices, all of which are three-cylinder 1.2-litre units with either 75, 100 or 130 horsepower. The 75 comes with a five-speed manual gearbox, the 100 with a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic, and the 130 comes only with the automatic gearbox.
The diesel offering is a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder engine with 100 horsepower and a six-speed manual gearbox.
Available assistance systems include adaptive cruise control, automatic parking, automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot monitoring. All cars will come with Peugeot’s digital dashboard and either a 7.0-inch or 10.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
The new 208 will go on sale in late summer 2019.