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2021 Peugeot 208

por Margo Wiedermann (2021-01-25)

If you have the budget and the charging, though, the pure-electric e-208 is even punchier around town and more enjoyable because of its silent operation. Unless you're doing huge mileage then ignore the diesel and head straight for the 100hp 1.2 petrol, that is punchy, yet smooth and will return more than 50mpg if driven carefully. The 2021 Peugeot 208 comes with the option of three different 1.2-litre petrols, a 1.5 diesel or pure-electric version.

The latest Peugeot 208, though, is one of many good ones, and should definitely be on your own shortlist – especially if you're prepared to pay for a bit more than the class norm for an adequately special interior and a cushty ride. There's also a solitary diesel engine, but the real headline-grabber is the fully electric e-208. It's a pretty simple model line up, with four trims an option between three petrol engines. The existing model doesn't just compare well against its mainstream rivals; the higher priced versions in the 208 range are a genuine alternative to the Audi A1 and Mini, for individuals who aren't overly bothered about reduced badge.

Its infotainment system has all the kit you want, too, although it can be tricky to use. Entry-level Active models get cloth seats and a leather steering wheel, while Allure models upgrade this to cloth and faux leather. The Peugeot 208 interior not only looks superb, it is also well built from quality materials. The two-tier, concave dash design is striking, too, plus there are quirky features such as a flip-down smartphone ledge and touch-sensitive buttons for the infotainment and heated seat controls that help make the 208 feel more expensive inside. GT Line models then get a different stitching colour, plus a perforated leather steering wheel, and top-of-the-range GT cars get cloth and Alcantara seats. If you prefer, full leather seats are optional on some models.

This engine is coupled to a five speed manual or a six speed automatic. A 1.2 L three cylinder is available with a turbocharger designated as the PureTech 110 S&S (available on the GT Line models and the allures) or without designated PureTech 82 S&S. All the 2021 Peugeot 208 petrol engines comply with the Euro 5 norm and the diesel engines have CO2 emissions of 99 g/km or lower. The 208 GTi is fitted with a 1.6 litre turbo (1,598 cc) four cylinder in line turbo petrol Prince engine producing 197 bhp (147 kW) at 5,800 rpm and 203 lb⋅ft (275 N⋅m) of torque at 1,700 rpm, and is fitted with a six speed manual transmission. The 1.0 comes with an advertised fuel consumption of 4.3 L/100 km (66 mpg‑imp; 55 mpg‑US), and a CO2 emissions value of 99 g/km. IThe 208 has been offered with two new three cylinder units with variable valve timing – the 1.0 VTi (68 hp) and 1.2 VTi (82 hp).

The very fact it has softer suspension than rivals, such as the Renault Clio and Ford Fiesta, means there's more body bounce along undulating B-roads, however, not in the wayward manner of a Citroën C3.Even nasty ridges and potholes don't cause an excessive amount of discomfort. Things remain relatively smooth at all speeds, but are particularly so on the motorway where in fact the 208 lopes along like a much bigger car than it is. The 208 scores well for comfort, offering a gentler and more supple ride than even the Volkswagen Polo or Audi A1 can offer.

There’s just one six-speaker sound system across the range and no option to upgrade, but it offers a good sound in any case. A 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system sits atop the 208’s dashboard as 2021 Peugeot 208 standard, which includes DAB radio and Bluetooth, but more importantly Apple CarPlay and Android Auto too. Wireless charging comes as standard from Allure trim, but if your smartphone can’t handle that then the USB connections are plentiful, there are two in the front and front Allure trim you get a further two in the back. An option is a 10.0-inch version of the same system which also includes a built-in sat-nav.

Allure trim is our pick, it adds 17in alloys, electric rear windows, dual-zone climate control, privacy glass, automatic wipers and power-folding door mirrors, in addition to that 3D-style driver display that individuals mentioned earlier. GT Line adds further cosmetic tweaks inside and out and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, combined with visibility aids we've covered before. Even the lowest priced trim level, Active, is very well equipped, listing 16in alloy wheels, heated door mirrors, automatic lights, air con and a leather steering wheel among its highlights. The top-spec GT trim can be acquired only with the e-208 electric model, so click the web link to see all about that.

The new Peugeot 208 is great to look at and offers good performance. The Peugeot 208 is the first small car to offer petrol, diesel and electric options. The Peugeot 208 Active comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, rear parking sensors, LED daytime running lights, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and conventional analogue instruments. The 2021 Peugeot 208 is a supermini by the French automaker Peugeot.

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