Next-gen Peugeot 208 unveiled

Next-gen Peugeot 208 unveiled

New Peugeot 208 to appear at Geneva Motor Show.

Next-gen Peugeot 208 unveiled - the new 208 will show officially in Geneva and then arrive in Australian later in the year.

The next-generation Peugeot 208 will be one of the big debutants at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

Ahead of the official unveiling, Peugeot today released these images of the new model, along with confirmation that the next-gen 208 will sport a new range of engines, new technology and a new variant - the 208 GT.

While obviously it’s much too early for Peugeot Australia to confirm specification details of the Australia-bound Peugeot 208, what we do know is that the new model will be fitted with a choice of six different engines.

Those engines include 1.2 and 1.6 litre turbo-charged power plants.

Aside from the exterior make-over, incorporating a new front bumper and grille, the new Peugeot 208 gets new alloy wheel designs, LED headlights and tail-lights and new paint colours too.

While inside the cabin, the 208 gets what’s called an ‘i-Cockpit’ that comprises a compact steering wheel, head-up instrument panel and large touch screen.

Finally, Peugeot has confirmed that the new 208 GT Line model will be coming to Australia and will sit just below the GTi version in the range and will feature sports seats, specific 17” alloys and chome and black highlights to name just a few additions.

Peugeot Australia General Manager John Startari says he’s looking forward to the exciting new 208 arriving towards the end of the year.

“The new-look 208 range brings to life Peugeot’s new styling language and supplements that with a range of new and efficient drivetrains,”

“While final model line-up and specification is to be finalised, the new-look 208 range will also bring with it a new model line-up for Australia with Access and GT joining the existing Active, Allure and GTi models.”

Check out these interesting enhancement packs now available for the Peugeot 2008, and did you see that the new Peugeot 308 was crowned ‘Best Business Car’? Check out the details.

Joel Helmes