Peugeot 208 (2012 – 2019) Review
Peugeot 208 (2012 – 2019) At A Glance
Efficient and punchy turbocharged engines, bold and upmarket styling, classy interior especially the higher trim levels.
Non-turbocharged engines are best avoided, limited rear space, driving experience lacks sparkle.
The Peugeot 208 is one of the most stylish and interesting cars in the crowded small hatchback market. Launched in 2012, the 208 still looks fresh today, while the top trim models have a pleasingly upmarket feel. There’s a Peugeot 208 for everyone, from a frugal diesel to a GTI that rekindles memories of the iconic Peugeot 205 GTI. The design and layout of the cabin will frustrate and delight in equal measure, but there’s no doubt that the 208 is a chic and very French alternative to the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa.
Goodness, is that the time? It’s eight years since Peugeot launched the 208, replacing the lacklustre and dated 207. It still looks fresh today, helped in no small part by a facelift in 2015. It might not be as popular as the Ford Fiesta or Vauxhall Corsa, but there’s a lot to like about the Peugeot 208.
The styling is one thing. On the right alloy wheels and in a rich metallic colour, the 208 has a surprisingly upmarket look, enabling it to rub shoulders with some of the premium players. The good vibes continue on the inside, with a cabin that’s suitably different to its rivals.
Even today, the i-Cockpit divides opinion. Some love the small steering wheel and raised instrument panel, while others find it awkward and unappealing. It means that you look over the steering wheel, rather than peering at the dials through the wheel itself. It’s like a head-up display, albeit one that’s part of the dashboard architecture.
It’s a car that’s been built for two. The design of the cabin is such that the driver and front seat passenger feel like they’re in a spacious supermini. It’s too cramped in the rear, which is awkward to climb into in three-door models. There’s a reason why carmakers are turning their backs on three-door cars – five doors are more practical.
The boot is adequate for a car of this size, but a Skoda Fabia is more spacious. Alternatively, you could do what so many other buyers have done by opting for the roomier and more flexible Peugeot 2008. The crossover is based on the 208, but benefits from more interior space, a larger boot and a general feeling of getting more for your money.
Equipment levels are good if you avoid the entry-level versions, while the higher trim levels are positively lavish. Opt for the likes of the XY, Allure, Roland Garros and GT Line models for the best feelgood factor. Alternatively, choose the 208 GTI for some hot hatchback thrills. The 208 GTI by Peugeot Sport is a modern classic.
Elsewhere, the 208 is far from memorable to drive. It lacks the comfortable ride of, say, the Citroen C3, but also the precision and polish of the Ford Fiesta. It’s a shame that Peugeot didn’t focus on ride comfort, because this could have been a small luxury car, especially the higher trim levels.
It’s not all bad news. A 208 with a small turbocharged petrol engine is light and agile in the city, while a car with a diesel engine feels grown-up and efficient on a motorway. There’s a 208 to suit most needs, so you’re sure to find something that suits you. Best of all, good examples start from around £3,000, but we’d recommend buying a post-facelift model.
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On the inside of an Peugeot 208 (2012 – 2019)
Is the 208 practical? It depends on where you’re sitting. It feels spacious in the front, aided by the tiny steering wheel and the design of the dashboard. If you can find a good driving position, you’ll probably love the iCockpit design. If you can’t, you should buy a different supermini.
Things are less positive in the back, where the rear-seat accommodation is, at best, cosy. It’s also a pain to get into the back of a three-door 208, so we’d recommend the five-door version for regular use of the rear seats.
In the boot, the 285-litre boot is merely adequate for this size of car, but you can increase this to 1,152 litres by folding the rear seat. It’s worth noting that the seats don’t fold entirely flat, while the boot opening isn’t particularly wide. Other negatives include pedals that are too close together and a glovebox that is far too small.
A clever use of rich and upmarket metallic colours, stylish alloy wheels and, on some models, a chrome finisher around the windows, combine to create a class-looking hatch.
You’ll find similar plush materials on the inside, especially on the higher trim levels. Look for the likes of the XY, Style, Roland Garros, Allure and GT Line models for the best experience. Opt for a 208 with leather seats, ambient lighting and a panoramic roof, and you’ll swear blind you’re in a car with a premium badge.
Early entry-level models featured a basic radio/CD player with audio controls on the steering column, plus a 3.5mm jack for connecting an external audio device.
These models are best avoided. Other versions get a colour touchscreen, which isn’t the most responsive of systems, but it does feature DAB digital radio, Bluetooth and a basic form of smartphone integration. Sat-nav was an option, but standard on higher trim levels.
A colour touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, DAB digital radio and Bluetooth became standard across the range as part of the 2015 facelift.
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Peugeot 208 (2012 – 2019) Value
It’s possible to buy an early Peugeot 208 for less than £2000, but we wouldn’t recommend it. These cars tend to come with the label ‘good runner’ and/or an insurance category write-off to their name. Battle scars on the outside and shiny surfaces on the inside are other hallmarks of cars at this end of the market.
Upping the budget to £3000 unlocks the pick of the early cars, although many will have up to 100,000 miles on the clock. The earlier models are also less desirable than the post-facelift cars, but it would help if you bought one of the higher trim levels. The Allure trim is a safe bet.
Post-facelift models start from around £4000, but choice starts to open up once you hit the £5000 mark. You shouldn’t need to spend more than £15,000 to secure one of the latest models.
Peugeot 208 GTI prices start from £6000, which is incredible value for money for a hot hatchback that, while unable to rival the Ford Fiesta ST for outright thrills, is a thoroughly enjoyable steer. You’ll need to spend at least £11,000 to secure a 208 GTI by Peugeot Sport, which is the ultimate incarnation of the 208 GTI.
Also look out for some of the desirable special editions, including the Roland Garros. The combination of smarter exterior styling, an enhanced cabin and extra equipment makes this look like good value at £6000 to £10,000 for a 2014 car.
Granted, the 208 GTI will cost more to insure, but it’s capable of returning excellent fuel economy, if you avoid the temptation to plant your right foot. Good luck with that.
Although you’re unlikely to match the official figures, the diesel engines are remarkably efficient. Officially, the 1.6-litre BlueHDi could achieve up to 94.2mpg, but Real MPG suggests that 64.4mpg is a more realistic target. That’s an impressive figure. Indeed, you’re likely to see at least 60mpg, regardless of which diesel engine you choose.
You’ll see high 40s in a Peugeot 208 with a 1.0-litre or 1.2-litre petrol engine, but even the 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol should return high 30s, possibly even 40mpg. Indeed, you might find that the 1.6-litre is more economical than the smaller petrol engines, which require more work to make swift progress, putting a dent in the fuel economy.
Most of the diesel engines are free to tax (VED), but a small engine should cost just £20 a year. Others could cost up to £150. Basic versions get a group five insurance rating, so cover shouldn’t be a problem, even for young drivers. A 208 GTI will cost significantly more.
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Driving Peugeot 208 (2012 – 2019)
There’s little in the way of body-roll when cornering, while the ride quality is firmer than on some rivals. It can be a little unsettled, especially on models with larger alloy wheels, and it doesn’t respond well to pockmarked surfaces.
The steering frustrates and delights in equal measure. The small steering wheel gives the car go-kart qualities, but the steering itself is too quick and darting, with an action that’s disappointingly remote. It means that you don’t have the confidence to carry any speed through a corner.
For maximum enjoyment, choose the 208 GTI. Highlights include stiffer suspension, a wider track and sports seats, which combine to deliver a terrific driving experience. The 208 GTI by Peugeot Sport is even better – arguably as thrilling as the contemporary Fiesta ST.
The Peugeot 208 is at its best with a small petrol engine under the bonnet. Even the 82PS 1.2-litre PureTech is a little cracker, with the three-cylinder engine delivering a playful soundtrack, and the turbocharger providing a terrific blend of performance and efficiency. Better still, opt for the 110PS version, which offers more pulling power at lower revs and more smoothness on a longer run.
We’d avoid the petrol engines without a turbocharger, although the earlier 1.4-litre VTI 95 is worth considering. The 1.6-litre THP turbo is a brilliant engine, especially when used to great effect in the 208 GTI.
Don’t rule out the diesel engines. The 1.6-litre BlueHDi is a particular highlight, delivering a healthy blend of pulling power and efficiency. It seems out of place in what is otherwise a zesty and zippy supermini, but it turns the 208 into a surprisingly competent motorway cruiser.
The Peugeot 208 was awarded a five-star safety rating when it was crash-tested by Euro NCAP in 2012. All cars get electronic stability control and a speed assistance system, which means you can set a maximum speed, which the car will not exceed.
There are also front, side and curtain airbags – the latter extending to the rear seats. Isofix is standard on the outer rear seats.
As part of the 2015 facelift, Peugeot introduced an optional Active City Brake function. At speeds of up to 20mph, it will alert the driver about an obstacle ahead and automatically apply the brakes, if required.
Thanks to a maximum towing capacity of 1,150kg, the Peugeot 208 isn’t the best option for towing duties. That said, the diesel engines provide a useful amount of pulling power.
|1.0 Puretech||66 mpg||14.0 s||99 g/km|
|1.0 Puretech 68||64 mpg||14.0 s||102 g/km|
|1.2 e-Puretech 82 EGC||69 mpg||14.5 s||95 g/km|
|1.2 Puretech 110||61–66 mpg||9.6 s||103–106 g/km|
|1.2 Puretech 110 Automatic||55–63 mpg||9.8 s||104–116 g/km|
|1.2 Puretech 68||60 mpg||13.8 s||108 g/km|
|1.2 Puretech 82||59–66 mpg||9.6–13.5 s||99–109 g/km|
|1.2 Puretech 82 Automatic||67 mpg||14.5 s||97 g/km|
|1.2 Puretech 82 EGC||69 mpg||14.5 s||95 g/km|
|1.4 e-HDi EGC||83 mpg||16.2 s||87 g/km|
|1.4 HDi||74 mpg||13.5 s||98 g/km|
|1.4 Puretech||50 mpg||11.7 s||129 g/km|
|1.5 BlueHDi 100||76 mpg||10.2–13.3 s||90–97 g/km|
|1.6 BlueHDi||79 mpg||9.4 s||94 g/km|
|1.6 BlueHDi 100||81–94 mpg||10.7 s||79–91 g/km|
|1.6 BlueHDi 120||79 mpg||9.4 s||94 g/km|
|1.6 BlueHDi 75||81–94 mpg||13.3 s||79–90 g/km|
|1.6 e-HDi||74–79 mpg||9.7–10.9 s||95–99 g/km|
|1.6 e-HDi 115||74 mpg||9.7 s||99 g/km|
|1.6 e-HDi 92||79 mpg||10.9 s||95 g/km|
|1.6 e-HDi EGC||74 mpg||11.8 s||98 g/km|
|1.6 Puretech||49–50 mpg||8.9–10.9 s||129–134 g/km|
|1.6 Puretech Automatic||44 mpg||10.7 s||149 g/km|
|1.6 THP||49–50 mpg||7.3–7.4 s||129–135 g/km|
Peugeot 208 (2012 – 2019) Models and Specs
It speaks volumes about the design that the Peugeot 208 still looks fresh today, some eight years since its launch. It feels more special than a Vauxhall Corsa, and while it can’t match the Ford Fiesta in terms of driving experience, it’s actually reasonably good fun.
Ignore any anti-diesel bias, because a 208 with a diesel engine will be very cheap to run – you’ll be a stranger at the filling station. That said, we’d still prefer a 208 with a peppy petrol engine, especially one of the higher trim levels.
|Kerb Weight||960–1670 kg|
|Boot Space||285–1152 L|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Standard||Full-size spare wheel|
|Road Tax Bands||A–F|
|Official MPG||44.1–94.2 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Safety Ratings|
On sale until June 2020
|1.2 Puretech 110 GT Line EAT6 Start+Stop 5dr||£18,404||55.4 mpg||9.8 s|
|1.2 Puretech 110 GT Line Start+Stop 5dr||£17,204||61.4 mpg||9.6 s|
|1.2 Puretech 110 Tech Edition EAT6 Start+Stop 5dr||£18,404||55.4 mpg||-|
|1.2 Puretech 110 Tech Edition Start+Stop 5dr||£17,204||61.4 mpg||-|
|1.2 Puretech 82 Active Start+Stop 5dr||£14,654||58.9 mpg||13.5 s|
|1.2 Puretech 82 Signature Start+Stop 5dr||-||58.9 mpg||13.5 s|
|1.2 PureTech 82 Tech Edition Start+Stop 5dr||-||58.9 mpg||13.5 s|
|1.5 BlueHDi 100 5speed Active Start+Stop 5dr||£18,850||-||10.2 s|
|1.5 BlueHDi 100 5speed GT Line Start+Stop 5dr||£22,200||-||10.2 s|
|1.5 BlueHDi 100 5speed Signature Start+Stop 5dr||£17,640||-||10.5 s|
|1.5 BlueHDi 100 5speed Tech Edition Start+Stop 5dr||£18,740||-||10.2 s|
|1.5 BlueHDi 100 Active Start+Stop 5dr||£16,729||76.3 mpg||13.3 s|
|1.5 BlueHDi 100 GT Line Start+Stop 5dr||£18,214||76.3 mpg||-|
|1.5 BlueHDi 100 Signature Start+Stop 5dr||£17,079||76.3 mpg||13.3 s|
|1.5 BlueHDi 100 Tech Edition Start+Stop 5dr||£18,279||76.3 mpg||-|
On sale until February 2019
|1.2 110 Puretech Allure EAT6 Start+Stop 5dr||£18,935||62.8 mpg||9.8 s|
|1.2 110 Puretech Allure Start+Stop 5dr||£17,915||65.7 mpg||9.6 s|
|1.2 68 Puretech Active 5dr||£14,935||60.1 mpg||13.8 s|
|1.2 82 Puretech Active 5dr||£15,135||62.8 mpg||12.2 s|
|1.2 82 Puretech Active ETG5 Start+Stop 5dr||£16,240||67.3 mpg||14.5 s|
|1.2 82 Puretech Allure 5dr||£16,335||62.8 mpg||12.2 s|
|1.2 82 Puretech Allure Premium 5dr||£16,735||62.8 mpg||12.2 s|
|1.2 82 Puretech Black Edition 3dr||£15,200||62.8 mpg||12.2 s|
|1.6 BlueHDi 100 Allure Start+Stop 5dr||£19,065||94.2 mpg||10.7 s|
|1.6 BlueHDi 100 GT Line 5dr||£19,465||80.7 mpg||10.7 s|
|1.6 BlueHDi 120 GT Line Start+Stop 5dr||£20,085||78.5 mpg||9.4 s|
|1.6 BlueHDi 75 Active Start+Stop 5dr||£17,265||94.2 mpg||13.3 s|
|1.6 BlueHDi 75 Allure Start+Stop 5dr||£18,465||94.2 mpg||13.3 s|
|1.6 THP 165 GT Line Start+Stop 5dr||£20,005||50.4 mpg||7.4 s|
On sale until October 2017
On sale until April 2017
|1.2 82 Puretech Allure Premium 5dr||£16,215||62.8 mpg||-|
|1.2 82 Puretech Allure Premium 5dr||£16,215||62.8 mpg||-|
On sale until October 2015
|Active 1.6 BlueHDi 75 3dr||£14,645||80.7 mpg||13.3 s|
|Active 1.6 BlueHDi 75 5dr||£15,245||80.7 mpg||13.3 s|
|Allure 1.6 BlueHDi 75 3dr||£15,845||80.7 mpg||13.3 s|
|Allure 1.6 BlueHDi 75 5dr||£16,445||80.7 mpg||13.3 s|
On sale until August 2015
On sale until December 2014
|Feline 1.6 e-HDi Stop and Start 115 5dr||£18,695||74.3 mpg||9.7 s|
|XY 1.6 e-Hdi Stop and Start 115 3dr||£18,545||74.3 mpg||9.7 s|
|XY 1.6 THP 156 3dr||£18,150||48.7 mpg||7.3 s|
On sale until June 2014
|Access+ 1.0 VTi 68 3dr||£11,245||65.7 mpg||14.0 s|
|Access+ 1.0 VTi 68 5dr||£11,845||65.7 mpg||14.0 s|
|Active 1.0 VTi 68 3dr||£12,195||65.7 mpg||14.0 s|
|Active 1.0 VTi 68 5dr||£12,795||65.7 mpg||14.0 s|
|Active 1.4 e-HDi Stop and Start EGC 70 3dr||£14,695||83.1 mpg||16.2 s|
|Active 1.6 e-HDi Stop and Start 92 3dr||£14,645||78.5 mpg||10.9 s|
|Active 1.6 e-HDi Stop and Start 92 5dr||£15,245||78.5 mpg||10.9 s|
|Allure 1.4 HDi 70 3dr||£15,395||74.3 mpg||13.5 s|
|Allure 1.4 HDi 70 5dr||£15,795||74.3 mpg||13.5 s|
|Allure 1.6 VTi Auto 120 3dr||£16,245||44.1 mpg||10.7 s|
|Feline 1.6 e-HDi Stop and Start EGC92 5dr Auto||£18,345||74.3 mpg||11.8 s|
|XY 1.6 Vti 120 3dr||£16,745||-||-|
On sale until May 2014
|XY 1.6 e-HDi Stop and Start 115 3dr||£18,195||74.3 mpg||9.7 s|
|XY 1.6 e-HDi Stop and Start 92 3dr||£17,545||78.5 mpg||10.9 s|
|XY 1.6 THP 156 3dr||£17,695||48.7 mpg||7.3 s|
|XY 1.6 VTi 120 3dr||£16,745||50.4 mpg||8.9 s|
On sale until November 2013
|Access+ 1.4 e-HDi Stop and Start EGC 3dr||£13,595||83.1 mpg||16.2 s|
|Access+ 1.4 e-HDi Stop and Start EGC 5dr||£14,195||83.1 mpg||16.2 s|
|Allure 1.4 e-HDi Stop and Start EGC 3dr||£15,945||83.1 mpg||16.2 s|
|Allure 1.4 e-HDi Stop and Start EGC 5dr||£16,345||83.1 mpg||16.2 s|
|Allure 1.6 VTi 3dr||£15,100||48.7 mpg||8.9 s|
|Allure 1.6 VTi 5dr||£15,500||48.7 mpg||8.9 s|
|Intuitive 1.2 VTi 3dr||£14,245||62.8 mpg||12.2 s|
|Intuitive 1.2 VTi 5dr||£14,645||62.8 mpg||12.2 s|
|Intuitive 1.4 HDi 3dr||£15,545||74.3 mpg||13.5 s|
|Intuitive 1.4 HDi 5dr||£15,945||74.3 mpg||13.5 s|
|Intuitive 1.6 e-HDi Stop and Start 3dr||£16,195||74.3 mpg||10.9 s|
|Intuitive 1.6 e-HDi Stop and Start 5dr||£16,595||74.3 mpg||10.9 s|
|XY 1.6 e-HDi Stop and Start EGC 3dr||£17,895||74.3 mpg||11.8 s|
On sale until March 2013
|Feline 1.6 e-HDi Stop and Start 3dr||£17,645||74.3 mpg||9.7 s|
|Feline 1.6 e-HDi Stop and Start EGC 3dr||£17,445||74.3 mpg||11.8 s|
|Feline 1.6 THP 3dr||£17,095||48.7 mpg||7.3 s|
|Feline 1.6 VTi 3dr||£16,145||48.7 mpg||8.9 s|
On sale until January 2013
|Active 1.4 VTi 3dr||£12,695||50.4 mpg||11.7 s|
|Active 1.4 VTi 5dr||£13,295||50.4 mpg||11.7 s|
|Allure 1.4 VTi 3dr||£13,995||50.4 mpg||11.7 s|
|Allure 1.4 VTi 5dr||£14,395||50.4 mpg||11.7 s|
|Ice Velvet 1.6 VTi 3dr||£18,495||48.7 mpg||10.9 s|
- Euro NCAP 5 Star Crash Safety Rating: 88% Adult Occupant; 78% Child Occupant; 61% Pedestrian; 83% Safety Assist.
What to watch out for
31-12-2012: 'Gong' sound means that car battery is failing to hold sufficient charge and needs to be replaced.
24-7-2013: Catastrophic list of faults with 208 1.6 HDI Feline EGC bought in January 2013: Within two weeks ESP light keept coming on. The screen froze once. The dealer changed the screen, did nothing with the ESP. June/July ESP light keept coming one, fuel consumption down from 63mpg to 50mpg. Engine struggles, gearbox doesn't want to change gears, gets stuck at 3,500 rpm and made a lot of noise, driver had to manually change gear. Gearbox and engine software were updated. 3 days later ESP light came on again together with gearbox warning light. Dealer refused to accept rejection of the faulty car. Total mileage 2,500.
1-8-2014: Report of 63 reg Peugeot 208 1.2 Puretech needing a new engine at 18,000 miles under warranty. A routine check had shown the engine was outside the expected "tolerances".
14-12-2015: Report of faulty fuel gauge and satnav on new Peugeot 208 GT automatic purchased on 26-9-2015. Peugeot dealers unable to fix the fuel gauge.
26-7-2016: Folding mechanism of driver's seat of 3-door 32,000 mile 2012 Peugeot 208 failed. Peugeot offered a 25% discount on a replacement seat, bringing the cost down to £574, but if the car was properly Peugeot maintained and if the driver was not excessively heavy, this should not have happened.
23-6-2017: Report of touchscreen failing in 2013 Peugeot 208, no longer under warranty.
13-10-2017: Report of "very very significant juddering” from drivetrain of 2014 Peugeot 208 1.2 Puretech Active when moving away in first gear. Owner notices this every journey, especially when driving in towns.
7-10-2018: Report of problems with 2013 Peugeot 208 1.6THP 165, bought used in 2016, now with 42,367 miles. First, low pressure fuel tank lifter pump failed. Then high pressure injection pump failed. Then an injector failed. All sorted out, but then the same problems started occurring again.
28-1-2019: Faults reported with Peugeot 208 bought used in 2015 with 25,000 miles and now with 72,000 miles (engine not specified). From October 2016, in conjunction with other repair work (brakes, tyre, exhaust brackets welded) owner repeatedly reported that the oil warning light was frequently illuminating but that no oil could be seen leaking from under the car; however, the actual oil level was dropping very rapidly. In April 2017, the owner responding to a “STOP” warning as the engine warning light illuminated, called the AA (who topped up the oil again) .
12-2-2019: Depending on the age of the car a 1.2 Puretech might be due a software update for the engine ecu. There's has been a software update campaign for the older Puretech 130s that Peugeot / Citroen main dealers will carry out when you take the car in for a service / other work.
15-6-2019: Report of engine failure of Peugeot 2012 208 1.2 Puretech at 55,800 miles. In February 2019 low oil pressure warning light came on when driving, oil level checked to find no oil. No evidence of oil leak. Car was taken to the dealership and no fault discovered, so was filled up with oil. By June 2019, engine warning light came on for immediate engine repair needed. Oil level checked and over 2 litres put in, orange warning light still on.
19-6-2019: Report of catalogue of problems with 2015 Peugeot 208 1.2 Puretech 110 Allure, bought used (didn't say when). L ong list of issues include Engine Management lights, brakes, discs, A/C, dampers.
18-8-2019: Report of failure of clutch of Peugeot 208 ETG at 18,000 miles. Repair cost £1700.
3-1-2020: Report of various problems with Peugeot 2013 1.2 Puretech over 76,500 miles. In 2017 engine failure due to metal filings. Eventually Peugeot replaced engine "under goodwill". In 2019 pressurised fuel pump problems; again Peugeot replaced pump FoC, although owner had to pay for diagnostic and labour.
15-1-2020: Report of problems with 1.2 Puretech 82PS engine of 2016 Peugeot 208 at 52,000 miles, 12 months after used purchase. Engine became noisy, various warning lights on dash, etc. Transported to supplying used car dealer, paid £200 for diagnostics, they thought it might be inlet valves and 'cleaned' them. Apparently this cleared all the dash lights and error codes.
16-07-2012 R/2012/080 PEUGEOT 208 bonnet catch may not latch correctly VIN: VF3CC8HROCW022429 to VF3CC8HROCW022429, build dates 02-03-2012 - 02-03-2012 . On a very small batch of vehicles, the bonnet catch may not have been correctly installed. This could result in the bonnet not being properly secured, following it being opened and then not correctly closed. Remedial action: Recall the affected vehicle, to check and if required, replace the bonnet catch.
12-09-2012 R/2012/100 PEUGEOT 208 brakes may fail VIN VF3******CW083270 to VF3******CW083818 During production, it is possible that the brake system may not have been bleed correctly. If this is the case, air may remain in the brake system, which can result in increased brake pedal travel and a possible reduction in braking efficiency. Remedial action: Recall the affected vehicle and bleed the brake system.
22-4-2014: R/2014/046 Peugeot 208. The front suspension wishbone mounting bolts might not have been manufactured to the correct specification potentially causing a risk of these parts breaking. Broken mounting bolts can be noticed by the driver through noises and poor directional control.
14-7-2016 R/2016/160: Peugeot 208, 2008 and 308: FUEL MAY LEAK. The fuel injectors supply rail could develop a leak over a period of time leading to a drop in fuel pressure in the injector supply rail which can affect the operation of the stop start system. In some extreme cases the engine might not restart and a spray of petrol under the bonnet may occur which is a fire risk. Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected and check the fuel injector supply rail. Where necessary replace the fuel injector supply rail. VINS: VF3******ES138371 to VF3******ES137145. Build dates: 15-1-2014 to 12-6-2014.
03-04-2017: R/2017/120: Spoiler may detach: The bonding of the tailgate spoiler may not conform to specification. This could lead to a lack of adhesion and detachment of the spoiler. Fix: On affected vehicles replace the rear spoiler. VIN: VF3******HW005017 to VF3******HW011161; Build dates: 07-01-2017 to 18/01/2017.
24-04-2017: R/2017/140: STARTER MOTOR MAY NOT OPERATE CORRECTLY. A possible nonconformity of an internal component of the starter motor relay could affect the control of the starter motor. This could adversely affect the starting operation and damage the starter motor due to overheating and in extreme cases there is a risk of fire. Fix: On affected vehicles check and where necessary replace the starter motor relay. VINS: VF3******GT174225 to VF3******GS210463; VF3******GT174225 to VF3******GS210463; VF3******GT174225 to VF3******GS210463; VF3******GT174225 to VF3******GS210463; VF3******GT174225 to VF3******GS210463; VF3******GT174225 to VF3******GS210463; VF3******GT174225 to VF3******GS210463. Build dates: 15-05-2016 to 12-10-2016.
03/11/2017: R/2017/302: SUSPENSION AND STEERING FIXINGS MAY NOT BE TIGHTENED TO THE CORRECT TORQUE. Due to a deviation in the production process certain suspension and steering fixings may not have been tightened to the correct torque. Fix: On affected vehicles check fixings as indicated by the manufacturer. Replace any damaged fixings and tighten all relevant fixings to correct torque. VINs: VF3******HW137897 to VF3******HW139993. Build dates: 17-08-2017 to 21-09-2017.
- November 2011: Peugeot 208 unveiled
- September 2012: Peugeot 208 XY launched
- June 2015: Updated 208 goes on sale
- August 2017: Peugeot 208 Allure Premium Special Edition launched
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
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.
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|
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.