Peugeot 208 is updated with new trims and the i-Cockpit cabin

 2015 Peugeot 208, front The Peugeot 208, the marque’s best-selling compact car, has received its much anticipated updates after three years of existence. The 2015 Peugeot 208 now comes with more assertive new styling, fresh exterior color choices and an exciting range of personalization options. Set for a premiere at the upcoming Geneva Motor show, the refreshed 208 has been added with updated safety, assistance and lifestyle systems for even more driving fun.

The most obvious upgrade is to the Peugeot 208’s styling, which is more assertive and distinctive. The new front bumper creates a sharper and more precise line, with a wider grille and deeper chrome finisher that is now fully integrated. The striking new look is supported by new two-tone headlights, with black and chrome masks and a hi-tech LED light signature. These new headlights are fitted as standard from Active trim level. When combined with separate front fog lights, this fresh face creates a new identity which subtly transforms the vehicle, making it more dynamic and more aesthetic on the road.

At the rear, the full LED light clusters have been redesigned to incorporate Peugeot’s 3D ‘claws’ motif; first utilized on the Peugeot 508. In profile, the sculpted sides and chrome window surrounds of the 208 are retained. Enhancements include exclusive new 16 and 17-inch wheel options, available across the range. Chrome door mirror shells are now standard from the Allure trim upwards, strengthening the chic and desirable nature of the best-selling 208.

For the higher Peugeot 208 GT Line trim, the finish is derived from the Allure option and features an ‘Equalizer grille’ with red 3D markings, a gloss black grille and front fog light finishers, with 17-inch Caesium diamante wheels, Perla Nera black door mirror shells, chrome window surrounds and a chrome exhaust finisher. It has GT Line badges on the grille, front wings and tailgate, plus red Peugeot lettering front and rear.

The most exclusive and radical Peugeot 208 GTi, now included as an integral part of the range, is uniquely badged as the 208 ‘GTi by Peugeot Sport’ it features a lowered ride height, wider tracks, 18-inch wheels, matt black exterior features, sports ‘bucket’ front seats, red floor mats and two-tone paintwork. High performance components include Brembo front brakes, Torsen differential, tuned suspension and steering settings with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres.

Peugeot 208 becomes third variant to incorporate the i-Cockpit cabin

Inside, the ‘i-Cockpit’ cabin, which debut in the compact SUV 2008 and 308, is now incorporated to Peugeot’s most popular compact car. The i-Cockpit consists a compact steering wheel, head-up instrumentation panel and a 7-inch touch-screen with reverse camera (Active trim). Furthermore, enhancements have been made to improve comfort and desirability of the 208 interior. The steering is now trimmed in full-grain leather from Active trim, while the soft-touch moulded dashboard strip, which is standard regardless of trim level, has new graining on higher specifications. Brand new to 208 is MirrorScreen, which makes it possible to transfer the screen of a smartphone to the vehicle’s display, to make full use of its applications. Compatible apps for the car include iCoyote, Parkopedia, Glympse, and Sygic; availability depends on markets.

Inside the Peugeot 208 GT Line, the cabin boasts attractive black and red sports seats with red stitching, which is repeated on the door panels and gear lever gaiter/grip. Gloss black door handles with red line at the front, leather sports steering wheel with a flat base section, red stitching and a satin chrome insert, complement black seat belts with distinctive red line, aluminium Peugeot door sill finishers and aluminium pedal trims.

New PureTech and BlueHDi engines meet the latest Euro 6 emissions standards, with the world’s most economical internal combustion engine offering record low CO2 at only 79g/km, with the diesel versions going below 95g/km.

The 1.6-liter BlueHDi engines are now available with three power levels choices. The first two are the 75 and 100 S&S, which are coupled with a five-speed manual gearbox and capable of impressive economy at 3.0- liter/ 100km (94.1mpg), a record for the segment, and in the market. The third is the 120 S&S which is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, which produces just 94g/km of CO2.

Following the launch of the naturally aspirated 1.0-liter PureTech 68hp and 1.2-liter PureTech 82hp engines, the PureTech family of three-cylinder petrol engines is expanded with the 1.2-liter turbocharged PureTech 110hp S&S version. Coupled with a five-speed manual gearbox, this engine achieves CO2 emissions of just 103g/km.

All engines ar paired to the new EAT6 six-speed automatic gearbox, which uses Quickshift technology allowing for faster changes.

The GT Line is available with a choice of three engines; the 1.2-liter PureTech 110hp S&S petrol or the 1.6-liter BlueHDi diesel in either 100hp or 120hp outputs.

The revised Peugeot 208 maintains an impressive repertoire of driver assistance systems, including upgraded ones like the Active City Brake and Park Assist; just to name a few.

At the launch, the Peugeot 208 is available in 13 body hues, including the striking new metallic Orange Power, as well as customization packs like the Menthol White (factory-fit option from Active trim). Each pack comprises an Equalizer grille with stamped 3D-effect, gloss black grille finisher, gloss black front fog light finishers with laser engraved colored line, colored Peugeot lettering front and rear, Perla Nera black door mirror shells and colored side repeaters.

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