PEUGEOT 208 RESTYLED. Best-selling on the French market for the past three years, the second-generation Peugeot 208 will be getting a makeover over the summer with the brand's aim of maintaining its strong leadership in the city car segment.
Released in 2019, seven years after the first opus, the second generation Peugeot 208 was a hit. The following year, the city car ejected its great rival, the Renault Clio, from its position as the best-selling car in France. A throne that the little lioness kept in 2021 and 2022 when the Clio descended on the third step of the podium in favor of the Dacia Sandero.
Arrived in mid-life, the 208 II will go through the restyling box this year, with a presentation expected during the summer, a few weeks after its rival Clio, also subject to a major facelift unveiled in the spring of 2023. which works so well is not without risk, and the teams of chief designer Matthias Hossann, who arrived at Peugeot in 2020, so after the launch of the second generation of the 208, are necessarily under pressure not far from its planned release. in the next weeks. Find below what we already know about the new version of the best-selling model in Europe last year!
Surprising in a good way when it was released in 2019, the second generation Peugeot 208 won over the general public with its modern and quite spectacular line. For its restyling, the brand's engineers and designers embarked on an in-depth overhaul with, in particular, a few elements already seen on the latest Peugeot models. Here are the main new features to know.
There will also be new engine side, with in particular the arrival of the very first 208 hybrid. Equipped with a 48V micro-hybrid PureTech petrol block, it will reach 100 and 136 horsepower depending on the version. The electric motor on board the 2023 model will be more powerful than that of 2019, increasing from 136 to 156 hp. The e-208 will also see its performance in terms of autonomy progress, with a new battery allowing it to drive an additional forty kilometers to easily cross the 400 kilometer mark.
It is at the beginning of the summer that the restyled Peugeot 208 should make its first laps. Its marketing is scheduled for the next school year with an estimated delivery time of around eight weeks.
Currently sold for 18,630 euros at entry level in its Like version with petrol engine, against 34,800 for the equivalent electric model, the new generation Peugeot 208 will logically cost a little more after restyling. You will probably have to pay 20,000 euros to afford the basic restyled Peugeot 208 and almost double for the new version of the e-208.