Peugeot 208 (2012–)

Model History

November 2011

Peugeot 208 unveiled

The new car will be available in two body styles; 3 and 5-door. It is 110kg lighter on average compared to the 207 and compact (-7cm in length, -1cm in height). It also has increased occupant space, with more room in the rear seats (+5cm at the knees) and a more generous boot.

Inside, the instruments and controls have been redesigned to be intuitive and clear. They are positioned around a small steering wheel, combined with an elevated instrument panel giving information at a glance and a large touch screen.

With five models, four of which are equipped with the new generation Stop & Start System (e-HDi), the diesel range starts at 87g/km of CO2 (delivering fuel economy of 83.1 mpg) and never exceeds 99g/km. The 208 introduces a new range of 3-cylinder petrol engines, 1.0 and 1.2-litre VTi, which are particularly efficient, with a range starting at 99g/km of CO2 (delivering 65.7mpg).

With five models, four of which are equipped with the new generation Stop & Start System (e-HDi), the diesel range starts at 87g/km of CO2 (delivering fuel economy of 83.1 mpg) and doesn’t exceed 99g/km.

The 208 also introduces a new range of 3-cylinder petrol engines, 1.0- and 1.2-litre VTi, which are particularly efficient, with a range starting at 99g/km of CO2 (delivering 65.7mpg).

208 diesel range:

  • 1.4l HDi FAP 50kW (68bhp), 160Nm, 5-speed manual gearbox; CO 2 : 98g/km, 74.3mpg

  • 1.4l e-HDi FAP 50kW (68bhp), 160Nm, 5-speed EGC, Stop & Start; CO 2 : 87g/km, 83.1mpg

  • 1.6l e-HDi FAP 68kW (92bhp), 230Nm, 5-speed manual , Stop & Start; CO 2 : 98g/km,74.3mpg

  • 1.6l e-HDi FAP 68kW (92bhp), 230Nm, 6-speed EGC , Stop & Start; CO 2 : 98g/km (1) ,74.3mpg

  • 1.6l e-HDi FAP 84kW (115bhp), 285 (2) Nm, 6-speed manual gearbox, Stop &Start; CO 2 : 99g/km,74.3mpg

208 petrol range:

  • 1.0l VTi 50kW (68bhp); 95Nm, 5-speed manual gearbox; 99g/km (1) ,65.7mpg

  • 1.2l VTi 60kW (82bhp); 118Nm, 5-speed manual gearbox; 104g/km (1) ,62.8mpg

  • 1.4l VTi 70kW (95bhp); 136Nm, 5-speed manual gearbox: 129g/km ,50.4mpg

  • 1.6l VTi 88kW (120bhp); 160Nm, 5-speed manual gearbox: 134g/km,48.7mpg

  • 1.6l THP 115kW (156bhp), 240/260 (2) Nm, 6-speed manual gearbox; CO 2 : 135 g/km (1) ,48.7mpg

September 2012

Peugeot 208 XY launched

The XY a luxuriously appointed model and available in a new colour - Purple - one of six colours available. The XY body is punctuated with chromed details, subtle touches of Purple on the Peugeot logos and the central wheel caps.The mirror casings, the fog lamp trims, the window trims and the rear skirt bead are dressed in bright chrome. On the quarter panel trim and the centre pillar, touches of gloss black complete the image.

The 17-inch diamond-Anthra Mercure multi-spoke have an alloy wheel cap with Purple edging. At the rear, the tailgate bears the ‘XY’ signature logo. Roof decals are available for personalisation. Inside, a chrome embellishment covers the door trims, the vents and the side decorations of the screen. Enhanced by these touches, the metallic bronze dashboard brings together the touch interface and the instrument panel with a graduated bronze-black decoration.

The seats are trimmed in cloth and Alcantara. At the driver's feet, the aluminium pedal bracket and footrest are accompanied by mats of superior quality, edged with bronze cord overstitched in Purple. Options include dynamic cornering lighting, an optional alarm and the optional of heated seats. Standard equipment includes a panoramic glass roof with ambiance backlighting, dual zone automatic air conditioning, speed limiter/cruise control, armrest for the front seats incorporating storage space, the list is extensive and the environment luxurious.

June 2015

Updated 208 goes on sale

The 208’s new front bumper creates a sharper and more precise line, with a wider grille and deeper chrome surround now fully integrated. New two-tone headlamps feature black and chrome masks and are fitted as standard from Active trim level and house LED daytime running lights with cornering-assist fog lights standard from the Allure model.

At the rear, the full LED light clusters have been redesigned to incorporate PEUGEOT’s signature 3D ‘claws’ motif. In profile, the sculpted sides and chrome window surrounds of the 208 are retained. Enhancements include exclusive new 16 and 17-inch wheel options, available in a choice of painted or diamante finishes, as well as with innovative laser engraving.

The 208 is available in 13 colours, including ‘textured paint’, a world-first technology on a volume production vehicle, which illustrates perfectly the sophistication and premium style that enhances the entire PEUGEOT range. Impressively it needs no special care by owners and costs just £645, the same as pearlescent finishes.

Personalisation option packs – two interior and two exterior – are also now part of the 208 range, available in either Menthol White or Lime Yellow. They are striking additions to the 208’s elegant style and are a factory-fit option from Active trim level.

Exterior packs include a new grille with stamped 3D-effect, gloss black grille finisher, gloss black front fog lamp finishers with laser engraved coloured line and coloured PEUGEOT lettering front and rear. Interior packs feature sports seats with contrasting stitching, coloured door handles, grained dashboard moulding and satin chrome air vent finishers.

Park Assist and a reversing camera are available as a combined option from Allure level, while Active City Brake makes it possible to avoid an accident or reduce its seriousness, in urban conditions, at speeds of less than 20mph. Retail customers ordering Active and Allure models will benefit from additional, free of charge, specification including Active City Brake, representing a saving of up to £900.

Petrol engines remain a popular choice with retail customers and the revised line-up promises high mileage and low running costs. PEUGEOT’s PureTech range of three-cylinder units – either 1.0-litre 68hp or 1.2-litre 82hp – remain available in the 208. The flagship 1.2-litre PureTech turbocharged 110hp S&S (Stop & Start) version is now part of the family; coupled with a five-speed manual or EAT6 automated gearbox, this engine achieves CO 2 emissions of just 103g/km or 104g/km respectively.

The 1.6-litre BlueHDi diesel engine comes with three output choices, including the 75 and 100 S&S. The first of these, mated with a five-speed manual gearbox, is capable of 94.2mpg and 79g/km – a record for the segment. The third choice is the 120 S&S which is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, which produces just 94g/km of CO 2 .

The new 208 is available in three and five-door body styles, and comes in four generously equipped trim levels – Access A/C, Active, Allure and GT Line. The latter is a new addition to the range and, following the lead of the larger 308, adopts many of the styling attributes of the iconic GTi model. All versions of the 208 now come with manual air conditioning and Bluetooth connectivity as standard.

For a more performance-oriented body style, 208 GTi, 208 GTi Prestige and 208 ‘GTi by PEUGEOT Sport’ are available as three-door variants. Here, the latter builds on the popularity of the 208 GTi 30 th , the most exclusive and radical GTi the company has ever created. With unique badging, it features a lowered ride height, wider tracks, 18-inch wheels, matt black exterior features, sports seats, red floor mats and two-tone paintwork.

Access A/C 3 & 5 door MRRP from £11,695
Active 3 & 5 door MRRP from £12,495
Allure 3 & 5 door MRRP from £14,195
GT Line 3 & 5 door MRRP from £16,095
GTi 3 door MRRP from £19,145
GTi Prestige 3 door MRRP from £19,995
GTi by Peugeot Sport 3 door MRRP from £21,995

August 2017

Peugeot 208 Allure Premium Special Edition launched

Fitted with a 1.2 Puretech 82 engine it comes with 16-inch Titane matt black alloy wheels, electric, heated & folding door mirror,; dark tinted rear windows and 10 paint finishes to choose from, including the sizzling Orange Power.

Inside it has the Cielo panoramic glass roof as well as ambient lighting, electric rear windows, rear parking aid and a colour reversing camera. The multifunction colour touchscreen puts all the functionality at your fingertips and comes with connected smartphone technology. Cost options include a 3D Connected Satellite Navigation system and the opportunity for additional exterior personalisation.

May 2019

In line with the Honest John Reader Ratings for the 308, Peugeot was voted the most dependable volume brand in the 2019 JD Power survey of 11,000 owners covering all aspects of car ownership during the first 12 to 36 months. This means means Peugeot owners were most happy with their vehicles’ reliability, running costs and build quality ahead of all rival brands. In the survey, owners are asked to rate their vehicle over 177 areas split into eight categories, ranging from engine and transmission to infotainment and seat material quality. Overall dependability is determined by the lowest number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles, and PEUGEOT was rated the best, ahead of brands including Škoda and Hyundai. The PEUGEOT 208 also won the ‘Most Dependable Small Car’ award, at a ceremony held at the Science Museum in London.