Refreshed Peugeot 208 sets new efficiency benchmark
Due to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the facelift includes redesigned front and rear bumpers and lights, plus new wheels and subtle chrome accents aimed at giving it a more upmarket feel. As on the 308 and 508, a sports-styled GT Line trim will also be available.
All engines now meet Euro 6 requirements, and the diesel range emits no more than 94g/km CO2. This comprises three versions of the 1.6-litre diesel with 75, 100 or 120bhp, with stop and start fitted to the all except the entry-level version.
With the BlueHDI 100 S&S, the 208 is the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid on the market, returning 94.1mpg and emitting 79g/km CO2.
New to the petrol line-up is the turbocharged PureTech 110, which emits 103g/km and joins the 68bhp and 82bhp naturally aspirated units offered to date.
Peugeot has also upgraded the equipment offered on the 208. The manufacturer says 80% of sales include the touch-screen infotainment system, which will gain MirrorScreen smartphone app streaming technology from the 108 following the update, and Active City Brake will be offered for the first time.