The all-new Peugeot 208 has arrived in South Africa and has already stolen the hearts of customers globally with multiple awards and sales achievements since its international launch.
Quickpic listed a few of the notable achievements:
1. European Car of the Year 2020 (60 automotive experts across Europe)
2. Women`s Worlds Car of the Year – Best City Car 2021 (50 Female journalists, 38 countries, 5 continents)
3. 208 is the biggest selling vehicle in Europe for the first months of 2021
4. Over a quarter of a million units sold in the first year alone
5. Best selling car in Europe for the first quarter in 2021
The brand new design of the Peugeot 208 has given it a sharper identity of sportiness. It is more modern and dynamic, a touch of personality and sophisticated style with 15, 16 or 17-inch rims.
- New front bumper
- Wider, fully integrated grille
- Fang effect daytime running lights.
- New two-tone headlamps
- Restyled front fog lamps
Peugeot i-Cockpit® 3D
The Peugeot i-Cockpit® 3D is practical with the impressive 7” or 10” HD touch screen. Information is easily accessed and prioritised, resulting in safer, more comfortable driving. The Mirror Screen feature works using Android AutoTM (for Android phones) and Apple CarPlayTM (for iOS phones)
Best-in-class Advanced Driving Aids
The system recognises the following signs: Stop, One Way Street, No Overtaking, End of No Overtaking.
Lane Keeping Assist
If a driver changes lanes without indicating, a warning light will pop up on the dashboard with an audible signal. The system will then correct the situation.
Driver Attention Alert
The 208 determines whether the vehicle’s behaviour reflects driver drowsiness or inattention. If so, a visual and audible alert occurs. If more than three instances occur, the driver will be advised to take a break.
Automatic Switching Headlights
Depending on lighting and traffic conditions, the system will automatically switch between high and low beam headlights.
Hill Start Assist
This prevents the vehicle from rolling on a hill when the brake pedal is released. In this time the driver can calmly move from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal.
Active Safety Brake
When a driver fails to react to an impending forward collision with another vehicle, a pedestrian or an animal, Automatic Emergency Braking is triggered, limiting, or avoiding any damage.
The Peugeot 208 features a 180° video camera on the boot hatch, while Park Assist sensors provide information including an overhead view of the vehicle. The system makes it easier to align your vehicle while parking and displays any obstacles.
The colour palette for the 208 are as follows: solid, metallic and pearlescent.
The 208 is powered by PureTech 1.2 engines in both naturally aspirated and turbocharged formats mated to a variety of manual and automatic gearboxes.
The 208 Active has a PureTech three-cylinder engine available in naturally aspirated 1.2-litre delivering 55 kW while the turbocharged version delivers 74 kW on the Allure Manual and 96 kW for the Allure automatic and range-topping GT.
The 74 kW engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, whereas the 96 kW is combined with an EAT 6 automatic gearbox (Efficient Automatic Transmission 6-speed) which uses Quick Shift technology.
Model line-up and pricing (incl. VAT):
Active – R289 900.00
Allure MT – R349 900.00
Allure AT – R379 900.00
GT – R424 900.00