Peugeot has announced prices and specifications for its upcoming new 208.
The Ford Fiesta-rivalling supermini is due to go on sale in early 2020 in petrol, diesel and pure electric guises.
Pricing for combustion-engined versions will start from £16,250 while the all-electric e-208 will start at £25,050, inclusive of the £3,500 Government plug-in car grant.
All three powertrains will be available in three trims – Active, Allure and GT Line – while the e-208 will also come in range-topping GT trim.
All cars get active safety brake with pedestrian detection, electric and heated door mirrors and LED daytime running lights, plus 16-inch alloy wheels (steel for e-208).
Prices for Allure start from £18,850 for the 208 and £26,250 for the e-208. That adds 17-inch diamond-cut alloys (16-inch on e-208), full LED rear lights, leather-effect seat trim with double stitch detail and the Peugeot 3D i-Cockpit with configurable 3D head-up instrument panel.
GT Line models, from £20,700, feature 17-inch alloys for all models front and rear parking sensors and a reversing camera, adaptive LED headlights, eight-colour ambient lighting and night function and pedestrian/cyclist detection for the active safety brake. Styling upgrades over Allure include gloss black wheel arch extensions, twin chrome exhaust pipes (on petrol and diesel models) and a Diamond Black roof.
The all-new e-208 in GT trim is £29,100 and features automated parking assistance, adaptive cruise control, lane positioning assist, blind spot monitoring plus Alcantara leather trim, heated front seats, and a larger 10-inch touchscreen with sat nav. Specific styling features 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, mark it apart from ICE models.
The 1.2-litre petrol engine in the new 208 comes in 75bhp, 99bhp and 128bhp outputs while there is a single 99bhp 1.5-litre diesel. The most basic petrol comes with a five-speed manual transmission while more powerful petrols and the diesel get a six-speed manual and there’s an optional eight-speed automatic for the 99bhp and 128bhp petrols.
The e-208 features a 136bhp electric motor driving the front wheels and paired with a 50kWh battery to offer 211 miles of range. Peugeot say that with up to 100kWh rapid charging, drivers will be able to replenish 80 per cent of the battery in 30 minutes. Home charging from a 7kW wallbox will take 7.5 hours.