The new Peugeot 208 will arrive in Ireland in January 2020!
The new Peugeot 208 will arrive in Ireland in January 2020!

Peugeot Ireland has confirmed that the all-new Peugeot 208 will arrive in dealers in January 2020. The new generation of the popular supermini will be available from launch with a choice of petrol, diesel or electric powertrains. The 2020 Peugeot 208 brings to market the latest-generation i-Cockpit and 3D head-up display, together with a range of driving aids. According to Peugeot, the new 208’s youthful and energetic image and design is perfectly in keeping with the Peugeot brand’s upmarket strategy.

Engine options for new 208

From launch the new Peugeot 208 will be available with three petrol engines. They include a 1.2 litre with 75bhp and a manual gearbox; a 1.2 litre with 100bhp and either manual or 8-speed automatic geabrox; and a 1.2 litre with 130bhp and an 8-speed automatic. There’s also a 1.5 BlueHDi diesel with 100bhp and a manual gearbox. All engines comply with the latest stringent EURO 6 emissions controls.

The latest generation of the 208 is built on Peugeot’s common modular production platform. CO2 emissions are reduced through weight reduction (30 kg lighter), improved aerodynamics and reduced roll resistance. The platform also alllows greater acoustic and thermal comfort on board and lower vibration levels.

The interior of the new Peugeot 208
The interior of the new Peugeot 208

Peugeot 208 electric for the first time!

The new Peugeot e-208 is available from launch with a drive range on electric power up to 340 km, in accordance with the latest WLTP (Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedures) certification. The battery is guaranteed for 8 years or 160,000 km.

Interior and boot-space are identical to the petrol and diesel versions, with the batteries distributed under the floor. The e-208 has 136bhp and 260 Nm of torque. There are three drive modes (Eco, Normal and Sport) and the e-208 can sprint from 0 to 100 kmh in 8.1 seconds in Sport Mode.

The electric 208 can be charged via a conventional domestic socket (16 hour estimate); from a wallbox charger, providing a full charge in as little as 5 hours 15 minutes using the three-phase version (11 kW) or in 8 hours for the single-phase (7.4 kW) version; or using a 100kW DC public charging terminal with 80% charge in 30 minutes.

Design of the new 208

The 2020 Peugeot 208 is longer, wider and lower than its predecessor. Wide shaped wings, body curves, a pared-back windscreen and a longer, sculpted bonnet underscore the sporty look, whilst the Peugeot full LED 3-claw headlight signature, dependent on trim, is immediately recognisable. The front bumper contains an integrated, single outlet radiator grille in the centre, bearing the iconic Peugeot Lion. The tip of the bonnet shows off the 208 badge.

Mirroring the Peugeot 3008, 5008 and new 508 range, the rear end of the new 208 stands out with a black band running the width of the boot lid, linking the 3-claw daytime running lights. The rear spoiler is available in a gloss black finish and, depending on the engine variant, may be enhanced by a chrome exhaust tail pipe.

In addition to standard body colours and the optional Black Diamond roof, the 208 is on offer with a range of tints to reflect the vehicle’s energetic character: Faro Yellow; triple coat Vertigo Blue; Elixir Red with additional topcoat that deepens the colour depth.

The 208 will be available with a petrol or diesel engine or as an electric vehicle
The 208 will be available with a petrol or diesel engine or as an electric vehicle

Inside the 2020 Peugeot 208

There’s a new-generation of the i-Cockpit®. Depending on the trim, the 3D instrument panel displays information at two levels. On the upper digital pad, information is projected in hologram form: data is displayed closer or further away from the driver’s eye depending on function, importance or urgency, thus increasing reactivity when most needed. The new 208 is available with a 5, 7 or 10″ touch screen, depending on trim and options selected.

Driving aids vary dependent on trim, but include Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Cruise Control Stop & Go, Lane Positioning Assistance, Full Park Assist with Flank-guard, latest generation Automatic Emergency Brake Assist, Active Lane (or verge) Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Monitoring, Automatic headlight dipping, Speed Limit Recognition and Recommendation, Extended Traffic Sign Recognition (Stop, No Entry signs), Active Blind Spot Monitoring and Electric parking brake.

The 208 is available in Ireland from January 2020.