Peugeot introduced the new generation of its hatchback 208 as well as its all-electric version, called the e-208. The two cars go out simultaneously in the world markets.
The new 208 is built on the CMP platform and its electric version is on the e-CMP chassis. Thanks to this, the model is 50 kg lighter than its predecessor. The use of the new chassis has made it possible to improve aerodynamics and acoustics in the saloon, as well as vibrations and friction during braking.
The hatchback is equipped with a single gasoline engine, the three-cylinder PureTech 1.2, which is designed for three power variants – PureTech 75, coupled with a 5-speed PureTech 100 gearbox for which 6 8-speed automatic transmission EAT8.
The diesel engine is also just one – the 4-cylinder BlueHDi 1.5. It has a power of 100 hp and can only be combined with a 6-speed manual gearbox. All engines of the new Peugeot 208 have a “start-stop” system. The gasoline engines meet the Euro 6D standard and the Euro 6D Temp.
The model’s equipment includes adaptive cruise control with a stop & go function, active lane assist, parking assist, pedestrian emergency stop system, driver’s status monitoring system, automatic light switch, recognizing the signs with a speed limiter, monitoring the “dead” areas, and more.
The Peugeot e-208 version, in turn, relies on a 100 kW (136 hp) power and a 260 Nm torque. The battery is placed under the floor of the car with a capacity of 50 kW/h. They are sufficient to run 450 km according to the new NEDC measurement cycle.
The hatchback has three modes – Eco (Maximum One-Charge Run), Normal (Normal Daily Trip) and Sport (Full Dynamic Activation). At the last acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes 8.1 seconds. Additionally, the e-208 has two levels of energy recuperation when braking. The first one is moderate – moderate, as is the case with internal combustion engines, and the second – eAugmented, where only the accelerator pedal is used.
In the salon there is a new version of the i-Cockpit interface, with the top-levels receiving a three-dimensional instrumentation digital panel. Electricity modification works with MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The equipment includes TomTom navigation with 3D maps, 4 USB ports and a cordless charger for smartphones. The central dock is 5, 7 or 10 inches in size.
Charging from a regular power grid takes 16 hours, but when using a Wall Box – 8 or 5 hours depending on its power. There is also a quick charge mode up to 80% of the battery is charged for 30 minutes. It is possible to start or stop the remote charging by using MyPeugeot on the smartphone. The battery warranty is 160,000 km.