Peugeot e-208 (2020–)
Peugoet e-208 confirmed at Geneva Motor Show
The electric Peugeot 208 has been shown in the metal for the first time. Badged as e-208, the EV hatch is expected to reach showrooms in the autumn and will cover over 200 miles on a single charge.
The Peugeot e-208 is powered by a 100kW electric motor and a 50kWh battery, with the latter placed under the rear seats. This provides a range of up to 211 miles according to WLTP tests, with the battery covered by an eight-year 100,000-mile warranty.
The interior of the 208 is inspired by the tech laden 508, with an abundance of soft-touch materials and a compact steering wheel that's complemented by a minimalist dashboard design. The 3D digital instrument panel can be projected like a hologram via the colour touchscreen.
There's also a seven- or 10-inch touchscreen display, depending on trim level, which provides Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Peugeot is offering a host of driver assistance technology including adaptive cruise control, active lane keeping assist and automatic headlight dipping.
Peugeot e-208 prices announced
Prices and specifications for the all-new Peugeot e-208 have been announced with prices starting at £25,050 and customer deliveries from early 2020.
Peugeot's first new generation, 100% electric vehicle, the e-208 uses a 50kWh battery and 136PS electric motor to provide a 211-mile range from a full charge under the WLTP testing.
Standard equipment includes the new Peugeot i-Cockpit with a compact multifunction steering wheel, configurable head-up display, either a 7” or 10” HD colour touchscreen (according to version) and seven satin chrome ‘piano’ toggle switches. The interior environment can also be personalised with a choice of eight LED mood lighting colours.
Also available is Peugeot Connect SOS and Assistance, programmable Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist and Mirror Screen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink.
In Active trim, the e-208 Active costs from £25,050 (after the plug-in car grant). Active trim features Active Safety Brake with pedestrian detection, electric and heated door mirrors and LED daytime running lights with PEUGEOT’s unique ‘Tooth’ design. The e-208 in Active trim also features pre-heating functionality and automatic air conditioning.
Prices for Allure start from £26,250 for the e-208. Allure models come with 16-inch alloy wheels, a gloss black B-pillar, tri-material ‘Cozy’ leather-effect seat trim with double stitch detail and the Peugeot 3D i-Cockpit with configurable 3D head-up instrument panel. Allure trim models also feature Peugeot's signature ‘Claw Effect’ full LED 3D rear-light clusters.
GT Line models feature front and rear parking sensors and 180-degree reversing camera. Also included are 17-inch wheels, Active Safety Brake with Night function, cyclist and pedestrian detection, eight-colour ambient interior lighting, and full LED headlights with Peugeot Smartbeam Assist. Additional styling cues include gloss black wheel arch extensions, twin chrome exhaust pipes (on petrol and diesel models) and a Diamond Black roof. Prices start from £28,100 for the e-208 GT Line.
The e-208 is also available exclusively in range-topping GT trim. Priced at £29,650, the GT models feature fully automated parking assistance, adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Lane Positioning Assist and Blind Spot Monitoring. Inside, GT models come with grey Alcantara® leather trim, heated front seats, and Peugeot 3D i-Cockpit with a larger 10-inch capacitive colour touchscreen and Connected 3D Navigation.
All e-208 models come with three driving modes – Sport, Normal and Eco – and support rapid charging up to 100kWh, with an 80% charge taking just 30 minutes. The e-208 also features unique styling cues to set the electric model apart, including a body coloured chequered front grille, a bespoke ‘e’ monogram on the C-pillar and a dichroic Lion, which changes colour from different angles.
Peugeot recommends using a wallbox charger, so the e-208 comes with a Mode 3 Type 2 cable as standard, which will charge the vehicle in 7.5 hours with a 7kW charging point. Peugeot customers can also download the MyPeugeot app, which will allow them to manage their vehicle charge remotely, precondition the temperature of the vehicle and receive ‘e-Coaching’ on how to benefit most from their vehicle. Peugeot will provide a ‘Charging Pass’ to their customers which enables them to access certain UK public charging points through a free subscription for an introductory period.