Peugeot made the official images and features of the the best-selling model in the world – the 208's, which will now be built on a new platform and will offer, at least in Europe, a fully electric version.
And although the local subsidiary did not officially announce it, 208 will be the next model the lion brand produces in our countryin his factory in El Palomar.
If compared to the current model (the one sold in our country and imported from Brazil), this new 208 completely changes its design and adopts a figure that follows the stylish line introduced by the SUV 3008 and then worsens with the new 508.
Moreover, its dimensions also change as he now measures Length 4.05 meters (9 centimeters higher than the previous one). But the capacity of your boot is reduced. What has not changed is wheelbase, although it is built on a new platform.
This is the new modular platform that will allow you to have exclusive electrical version, It will be 208 with 136 horsepower and a maximum range of 340 kilometers, The brand explained that recharging of its batteries may take from 5 to 4 hours to 16 hours, depending on the type of cargo used.
The previous 208 was the first model of the brand to present the concept and-Cockpit for the interior of the vehicle. It was a new configuration, with a smaller steering wheel and dashboard, which was read above the wheel rim.
With the new Mark 208, the lion develops an evolution of this scheme, which will now take over fully digital screen like a dashboard. This feature offers a 3D feature that will offer information in two planes.
According to Peugeot, one of these views works almost like hologram and serves to present the most important information, such as a collision warning, for example.
According to the version, the new 208 will be able to count semi-autonomous drive systemsGrouped in what Peugeot calls Drive Assist, the devices they can take are adaptive cruise control speeds, with the ability to stop and resume a march; Belt support system, automatic parking, automatic emergency brake, driver's attention monitor, blind angle radar, and signal light detection.
Despite the battle that some European countries are taking against diesel engines, the new 208 will offer an option on the Old Continent 1.5 liters HDi, of 100 horsepower.
The range of gasoline engines will be much wider as it will three variants of the Puretech 1.2-liter, three-cylinder engine, of 75, 100 and 130 horses. Surely in the future there will be a GTi version.
This model will debut publicly at the next Geneva Motor Show and will be sold in Europe in the third quarter of this year. The production of this 208 in Bulgaria will begin next year.