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Geneva Motor Show 2019: Electric Peugeot 208 confirmed

Published 05 March 2019

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 2019 Peugeot 208 will be available with petrol and diesel power too, with the former expected to start from £16,000 when it arrives in the summer.

Buyers can choose from a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine in 75, 100 or 130PS guises or a BlueHDi 1.5-litre diesel engine with 100PS. There's also a choice of six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic gearboxes. 

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.

Prices, CO2 and fuel economy ratings for the 208 will be confirmed in the coming weeks. The entry-level 1.2 petrol is expected to start in the region of £16,000, while the all-electric e-208 will exceed £20,000.

 

Comments

   on 7 March 2019

The mileage range is 211 according to....Just like my Astra 1 litre eco has a claimed average mpg of 64 when it actually does 44. Don't trust any car manufacturers

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