Peugeot 208 set gets an upgrade

Three years on from its launch 2012, the Peugeot 208 — the brand’s best-selling model — has been upgraded to enhance and boost its appeal.

The car has been given more assertive styling, fresh exterior colour choices, including textured paint and an exciting range of personalisation options. The range also benefits from the latest petrol and diesel engines from Peugeot, including the newly-crowned PureTech petrol International Engine of the Year 2015 category winner.

The new 208 has just arrived in Ireland, priced from €14,845 plus delivery charges, covered by a five-year extended warranty. A 3.9% PCP low-cost finance offer is available at Peugeot Dealers.

Available in Access, Active, Allure and new GT Line and GTi versions, it boasts a distinctive front bumper and wider grille, while the new rear full LED light clusters with 3D claws make it instantaneously recognisable. Inside, the 208 retains the Peugeot iCockpit cabin, consisting of a compact steering wheel and head-up instrumentation panel.

Standard equipment across the range remains high and includes a spare wheel, front electric windows, 6 airbags, cruise control + speed limiter, driver seat height adjustment, remote central locking and deadlocks, Bluetooth, steering column remote controls and ESP. The 208’s touch screen remains standard from Active trim level, and provides access to audio, telephone and vehicle information systems.

Making a debut on the new 208 are two personalisation packs — Menthol White and Lime Green — an optional extra and available on Allure trims, with an RRSP from €270.

A new GT Line version on offer adopts many of the styling attributes of the iconic GTi model.


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