Peugeot is best known for its B-segment cars, or cars that are suited for city driving. The renowned French car maker added an impressive offering with the Peugeot 208 for sale, which is small, sleek and gets you around the city, quickly.
The Peugeot 208 is a B-segment car that was launched in 2012 with a three-door option and later, a five-door option available. It’s come to be one of Peugeot’s best selling cars and offers both comfort and convenience.
The latest models allow you to explore the city with ease. This makes it a perfect fit for any city in South Africa, from Durban to Cape Town.
So what is different in the new Peugeot 208? You’ll find features in the interior, exterior, technology, safety, comfort, design and driving experience that you love, along with a host of new additions to excite.
The new Peugeot is everything you have come to love from the older 208 model with a host of new features to surprise and delight.
Inside the New Peugeot 208
The first distinctive difference of the new Peugeot 208 is the sleeker and sportier look. The design enhancements can be seen in the new chrome door mirrors, the grille, fog lights, LED light clusters at the rear, as well as bumper, each of which sports a slightly new look.
The driving experience is something else; with the PureTech engine, compact steering wheel and more, to improve the drive.
The Peugeot 208 for sale has a 3-cylinder, PureTech petrol engine that has been designed with lightweight materials and innovative methods to give you the best ride. This allows for maximum fuel efficiency and a powerful performance from a city car.
Designed to be lightweight and incredibly safe, the Peugeot has a range of features to ensure the best, most efficient drive.
It comes with the EAT6 automatic gearbox, which perfectly complements the PureTech petrol engine. All this along with Quickshift technology allows for easy and fast gear changes as well as fuel efficiency and a quiet drive.
The exterior of the new 208 is sharper and sportier. You’ll recognise some of the older elements but the restyled exterior, LED lights with its chrome touches gives it a whole new look and feel.
You’ll find a range of new colours to choose from too and with the range of options, you can fully customise it. From metallic, matt, textured to solid, satin and pearlescent options, the choices are endless.
The exterior changes aren’t the only things that are new, you’ll find changes to the interior too. The steering wheel offers a compact design to complement that of the car and allows for an easy drive.
The clean and classic feel is also still present with the unique Peugeot i-Cockpit for ease of use. You’ll find a 7’’ touch screen and ergonomically designed features to make each and every drive the most enjoyable one yet. You can stream music, use Bluetooth to make calls and connect your USB, all using the touch screen.
While the head-up instrument panel in the new Peugeot 208 is easy to read and helps you keep your eyes on the road, providing all the need-to-know information with cruise control, every drive will be a breeze.
You can set the speed limit on the car and thanks to its cruise control; it won’t let you drive over that limit. You have the option of setting up two pre-set speeds and can control them from the touchscreen or wheel. It is perfect for road trips and longer drives, ensuring a safe and consistent speed.
New Peugeot 208’s incredible safety features
The safety features are no less impressive, with a range of features to keep you and those inside the car safe.
You’ll find up to six airbags in this Peugeot 208 for sale, in the front and driver side, with front and side airbags as well as front and rear airbags for others.
The Electronic Stability Programme will help in the case of a sideways skid, as it can detect when it is about to occur and helps reducing the over steer that can happen. The Electronic Stability Programme also helps by braking and reducing the power to engine.
The various options, technology and safety features as well as the various options, make the new Peugeot 208 a comfortable, sleek and thrilling drive.
If you’re interested in the Peugeot 208 and wish there was a sportier, funkier or different version of the classic, then you are in luck as there are other models in the range including a stunning Peugeot 208 GTi starting from R 309 900.
The Peugeot 208 GTi, Pop Art and 208 GT Line
You’ll find a series of other models in the Peugeot 208 range, including the 208 GT Line, 208 Pop Art and the Peugeot 208 GTI. While they share many similarities, each of the models has key differences that make it unique and the ideal drive for city living.
The a 3-cylinder, PureTech petrol engine can be found across the range, from the GTI, Pop Art to the GT Line, with each model offering different performance measures. All optimise fuel efficiency and offer a sporty ride.
You’ll notice that the sleeker and sportier look is evident across all of the models, while the design enhancements can also be felt. This includes the new chrome door mirrors, the grille, fog lights, LED light clusters at the rear, as well as bumper, all of which have a new look and feel.
You’ll also find the Peugeot-i-Cockpit in each of the models, with the 7’’ touch screen, compact steering wheel and more on offer.
The 208 GT Line
Where they differ is in the details, the 208 GT Line has an “Equaliser” grille and leather touches in the interior as well as dual-zone climate control.
The 208 Pop Art
The Pop Art features a smaller steering wheel, manual air conditioning and a fun and playful look.
The Peugeot 208 GTI
The Peugeot GTI is the sportiest of the lot, with a 6 l turbocharged THP petrol engine, making it the most powerful of the lot. The sporty design can also be felt in the exterior and interior, heavily featuring sport aspects, from colour, to accents.
Peugeot 208’s Specifications and Performance
Not sure about which of the Peugeot 208s will suit you best? This handy table will help with all the different specs across the range. Each offers its own special drive and features that will win you over.
Peugeot 208 Models and Specifications
|The New 208||208 GTI||208 Pop Art||208 GT Line|
|Power (kW @ r/min)||60 @ 5750||147 @ 5800||50 @ 6000||81 @ 5500|
|Torque (Nm @ r/min)||118 @ 2750||275 @ 1700||95 @ 3000||205 @ 1500|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)||50||50||50||50|
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