Drawing inspiration from the incredible Peugeot 208 GTi, the Peugeot 208 S is a legitimate equal to the iconic Peugeot hothatch. The 208 S has the matching stripes from the right tip of the hood until the rear windscreen. The stripes are also placed across the bottom front fender to the rear door, which culminates into chequered squares. This is purposeful in order to raise the compact’s desirability and profile. Front and rear LED DRLs give the 208 its signature presence, while Helium 16-inch wheels complete the hothatch’s overall motif.
The Peugeot 208 S is rather similar to the normal 208 on the inside, although minor touches on the soft touch plastics with piano black and satin chrome finish offer a little more elegance. At the same time, semi-bucket Moonlight fabric seats present occupants with a bit of that GTi effect. The driver stares at a trendy instrument cluster with color LCD, multi-stage illumination. A leather-wrapped steering with switches comes in handy for the driver, as well as the rear parking aid with AV assistance and four info. sensors. The touchscreen is also paired with Arkamys 3D sound for dependable acoustics within the cabin.
The Peugeot 208 S is equipped with a 1.6-liter VTi engine that churns 122 PS at 6,000 rpm and 160 Nm of torque at 4,250 rpm. Additionally, the engine is matched to an auto adaptive transmission with sport mode and Tiptronic functionality. The fuel efficiency of the Peugeot 208 S on a mixed cycle is rated at 6.7-liters per 100 km.
Peugeot 208 S inherits the variant’s 5-star EuroNCAP safety list
As a 5-star EuroNCAP recipient, the Peugeot 208 S is packed with more than adequate levels of passive and active safety features. The lists include six airbags, Hill Start Assist, ISOFIX, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), ABS, EBD, EBA, ASR and DSC. Weight is kept invariably low, thanks to an aluminium front beam absorber, a strengthened front sub frame, a laser-weld roof, and lightweight Very High Strength Steel and Ultra High Strength Steel panels. As an ECO-friendly car, the 208 S consists of plenty of green materials such as 25% ‘green materials’ out of the 170kg of polymers (excluding rubber), a recycled rear bumper and numerous recycled parts (radiator frame, fan, wheel arch interior, soundproofing, boot mat, steering wheel, engine cover and air filter).
Road holding and stability of the 208 S relies on MacPherson struts with an anti-roll bar for the front and a trailing-arm with deformable cross-member axle at the rear.
The Peugeot 208 variant is one of Europe’s best selling B-segment cars and has reached 300,000 production units in February 2013.
Nasim has made the racing-inspired Peugeot 208 S available for a limited run. The 208 S is only valid in Digital White at an on-the-road with insurance price tag of RM86,888.00, including a five-year warranty and owner’s benefits such as; 24-hour Peugeot Assistance service, complimentary access to the Peugeot Lounge at Subang Airport and Peugeot Privilege membership.
For the upcoming CNY (Chinese New Year), Nasim is organizing the Peugeot Prosperity Drive from now until 28 February where the customer who purchase a Peugeot variant during the promotion period is entitled to receive a complimentary iPhone 6.