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All-new Peugeot 208 revealed with EV option

All-new 208 supermini to be offered in petrol, diesel and electric versions

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Peugeot has lifted the lid on its all-new 208 range – with a fully-electric option for the supermini – ahead of next week’s Geneva motor show.

Taking on the latest corporate design, the 208 has a more angular and aggressive look than its predecessors while retaining a similar compact silhouette. It also has the ‘walrus tooth’ headlights from the recently introduced 508 saloon, along with its rear bar connecting the tail lights.

Stealing the spotlight in the line-up, though, is the new Peugeot e-208 – a battery-powered electric version of the new model. That makes the new 208 the first mainstream supermini to be offered in petrol, diesel and electric versions.

2019 Peugeot e-208 | The Car Expert
Peugeot e-208 – the all-electric version of the new 208

Powered by a 100kW electric motor taking energy from a 50kWh battery, the EV will be able to cover up to 211 miles between charges, says Peugeot, with the battery going from flat to 80% full in 30 minutes when the car is plugged into a 100kW charging station.

The e-208 will also come with a host of tech accessible through the MyPeugeot phone app. Users will be able to pre-program the car’s heating and air-conditioning, and defrost the windscreen remotely.


In addition to the electric powertrain, three petrol options and a single diesel will be made available at launch. The former consists of a 1.2-litre engine offered in 75hp, 100hp and 130hp guises, while the diesel option is a 1.5-litre, 100hp unit.

The new Peugeot 208 will also form the basis for the all-new Vauxhall Corsa that is expected later this year, which will also be offered as an EV.

2019 Peugeot 208 interior | The Car Expert

Playing a central role in the cabin of the new Peugeot 208 is the ‘3D i-Cockpit’ – the latest version of the French firm’s driver-orientated interior design, which features across its range. It consists of a small, square steering wheel, a head-up display and a touchscreen infotainment system that scales up to ten inches in size depending on specification.

Although full specifications have yet to be revealed, a suite of safety technology will be offered across the 208 line-up, including adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, self-parking features, automatic emergency braking and automatic headlights.

Expect to hear more about the Peugeot 208’s pricing, specifications and UK arrival date following its global reveal at the Geneva motor show, which opens next week.

2019 Peugeot 208 rear | The Car Expert

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Stuart Masson
Stuart Massonhttps://www.thecarexpert.co.uk/
Stuart is the Editorial Director of our suite of sites: The Car Expert, The Van Expert and The Truck Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the automotive industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.

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