New PEUGEOT 208 and PEUGEOT e-208 2023 review
Orders for the new 208 and e-208 will open in October 2023
The PEUGEOT 208 is Europe’s best-selling car and the brand has announced some exciting new updates to its petrol version, and all-electric variant - the e-208.
Manufacturers want to ensure the reinvented PEUGEOT 208 and PEUGEOT e-208 remain a firm favourite with new car buyers, so there’s certainly plenty of exciting new changes to report! Read on to find out how PEUGEOT is preparing for even more supermini hatchback success in 2023 and 2024…
New PEUGEOT 208 and PEUGEOT e-208 highlights:
- PEUGEOT updates its 208 and e-208 models with a new design, powertrains and technologies
- Expect a sporty new look featuring PEUGEOT’s modern light signature
- Benefit from an enhanced digital PEUGEOT i-Cockpit and the latest generation of infotainment systems
- The new e-208 will offer a range of up to 248-miles
- Plus there’s new HYBRID 100 and HYBRID 136 engines available
What type of car is the PEUGEOT 208?
The PEUGEOT 208 is classed as a supermini size hatchback in the B-segment car market, making it ideal for city driving and urban lifestyles.
What size car is the PEUGEOT 208?
As a small-sized car, the PEUGEOT 208 has compact exterior dimensions which are as follows:
- LENGTH = 4,055 mm
- WIDTH = 1,745 mm
- HEIGHT = 1,430 mm
Space in the boot is 352 litres as standard (309 litres in the electric version) which can be reconfigured to allow for a maximum load capacity of 1,163 litres with both rear seats folded.
When is the new PEUGEOT 208 and PEUGEOT e-208 available in the UK?
Orders for the new PEUGEOT 208 and PEUGEOT e-208 will open in October 2023 when customers will be able to purchase an ACTIVE, ALLURE or GT variant.
How much is the new PEUGEOT 208 and PEUGEOT e-208 in the UK?
Prices for the new PEUGEOT 208 and PEUGEOT e-208 2023 models are yet to be confirmed.
What is the driving range of the PEUGEOT e-208?
The new PEUGEOT e-208 2023 model has a driving range of up to 248 miles when the battery is fully charged.
Everything you need to know about the new PEUGEOT 208 and PEUGEOT e-208
Having already sold over a million 208 models since its launch in 2019, PEUGEOT is preparing for the next generation of supermini in order to retain the title of Europe’s best-selling car. Find out what you can expect from the all-new PEUGEOT 208 and e-208 in our detailed 2023 review…
New PEUGEOT 208 models and PEUGEOT e-208 models
In a first for PEUGEOT, its new 208 is now available in three variants - 100% electric, HYBRID, or petrol - so the choice really is yours. Which one has your vote?
Sometimes it can be hard to pick if there’s too many options, so to make things easier, PEUGEOT has streamlined its choice of trims for customers. Both the 208 and e-208 models will be available in ACTIVE, ALLURE and GT - we explain more about these, below:
New light signatures front and rear, 10-inch touchscreen, Wireless MirrorScreen technology
16-inch NOMA alloy wheels, body-coloured grille, electric folding door mirrors, 10-inch digital instrument panel, 10-inch HD central touchscreen
Full LED headlights, 17-inch YANAKA alloy wheels, HD reversing parking camera, Open & Go keyless entry and start, customisable 8-colour ambient lighting
New PEUGEOT 208 and PEUGEOT e-208 exterior design
PEUGEOT’s designers have delivered a whole new level of modernity to create a distinctive new 208 and e-208 hatchback car. Some of the brand new features include:
- A new front end - the PEUGEOT brand’s new logo appears front and centre, surrounded by the grille which features a body-coloured pattern throughout.
- Brand new PEUGEOT front light signature - a distinctive design of three long vertical light claws which have been integrated into the gloss black inserts placed on the outer edge of the bumper.
- A redesigned rear light signature - the distinctive three-claw design now sits horizontally followed by a line of LEDs that stretch around the boot lid.
- New wheel designs - enjoy newly designed alloy wheels including the 16-inch NOMA which are diamond-cut two-tone wheels on the ALLURE trim, or 17-inch YANAKA diamond-cut two-tone wheels for the GT line variant.
In addition to the new features listed above, there are a range of seven striking new body colours. These colours are complemented by gloss black door mirrors, and the GT trim comes with gloss black wheel arches too. Which colour will you choose?
- Agueda Yellow
- Bianca White
- Cumulus Grey
- Elixir Red
- Nera Black
- Selenium Grey
- Vertigo Blue
New PEUGEOT 208 and PEUGEOT e-208 interior design
Of course, PEUGEOT wanted to make sure the inside of the car made as much of a statement as the outside… As such, the new 208 and e-208 both feature new fabrics across all trims. For top-end standout style, the GT trim boasts Black Alcantara paired with Adamite Green stitching which perfectly matches the dashboard design.
Moving away from the seats to the front dashboard, where the instrument panel has also been redesigned. A generous new 10-inch digital screen has been added and in the GT line version, the graphics are displayed in 3D. GT buyers will also get a choice of 8-colour interior lighting options for an ambient in-car driving experience.
The interior dimensions are as follows:
- HEADROOM = 886 mm
- LEGROOM (in the rear) 239 mm
- ELBOW WIDTH = 1,382 mm for the front seats, 1,350 mm for the rear seats
New PEUGEOT 208 and PEUGEOT e-208 technology and safety
Safety of the driver and passengers is paramount for PEUGEOT, so a comprehensive range of driving aids is available in both the 208 and e-208 models. Some of the technologies included are:
- Active lane departure warning
- Adaptive cruise control
- Automatic emergency braking
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Driver attention alert
- Extended road sign recognition
- Lane correction system
New PEUGEOT 208 and PEUGEOT e-208 connectivity
Nowadays, drivers are looking for cars that allow them to communicate when on-the-go. PEUGEOT has installed the i-Connect system as standard on its ALLURE and GT versions, and the i-Connect Advanced package is also available which offers live TomTom navigation and voice recognition services too.
New PEUGEOT e-208 charging
The brand new PEUGEOT e-208 model is fitted with a 115kW electric motor and a 51kWh battery which has an improved driving range of up to 248 miles on a single charge. Each vehicle comes complete with a 7.4kW single-phase charger as standard, but a three-phase 11kW charger is also available if preferred.
When charging at home or work, the e-208 takes around 4 hours and 40 minutes for a full charge using the standard 7.4kW charger. However, it is capable of charging between 20% to 80% in 25 minutes when using a 100kW rapid charger - which is extremely useful when driving for longer periods of time.
But, if you’re not quite ready to fully commit to an electric car, then a hybrid is the best of both worlds. PEUGEOT hits the mark with two new 48V hybrid powertrains which incorporate the latest PureTech technology, running alongside 100bhp and 136bhp petrol engines. This means the new 208 HYBRID 100 and new 208 HYBRID 136 can run in zero-emission electric mode for at least 50% of the time - now that’s a game-charger!
Discover the New PEUGEOT 208 and PEUGEOT e-208 at Wilsons Epsom
The new PEUGEOT 208 and PEUGEOT e-208 models are full of sporty personality, making them irresistibly fun to drive! At our Wilsons PEUGEOT showroom in Surrey, you can experience the thrill of a 208 for yourself - why not find out what all the fuss is about by popping in for a test drive to really get a feel when behind the wheel.
We look forward to seeing you soon!