Review : Peugeot 208 (2012)
Peugeot has chosen to go against the rules, opting for a significant size reduction in renewing the 207. The successor, the 208 is not only shorter but also much lighter and a little 'more space for passengers. Will be on sale for the first months of 2012, with three or five door body ...
The restyling of the 207 was more profound than we expected for the segment of small cars. Rather than focus on larger, as usually happens, Peugeot has reduced by 7 cm anterior to the body, has lowered the height of 1 cm and is able to reduce the average weight of 110 pounds. The lighter version of the new 208 will not exceed the ton of weight, this represents a genuine revolution if we think of the average environmental benefits.
More spacious and ergonomic
Internally, there have been significant changes, among which is particularly evident improvement of quality, a smaller steering wheel and new instrument panel, rather higher and more comprehensive than the previous generation. Peugeot ensures that this configuration is able to replace the "Head Up Display" and allows the driver to constantly refer to information on the car without taking your eyes off the road.
Ultimately, Peugeot has announced up to five different engines for the new 208, four of which mount the Start & Stop system. Thanks to such equipment, CO2 emissions over the entire range will be reduced by an average of 34 grams.
The Peugeot 208 will debut in public at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2012.