The affordable Peugeot 208 is both practical and economical. This elegant French supermini is perfect for the city – and is no slouch on the motorway, either. The very safe 208 is also ideal for small families and young professionals alike, and comes well-equipped.
The 208’s purposeful posture owes much to its rising beltline – and sloping bonnet, over which the driver is provided with a good view of the road ahead. A five-door body style ensures that access to the rear passenger compartment is always straightforward. The car’s paint finish is perfectly complemented by a number of body-coloured fixtures, which include power-operated and heated door mirrors. What’s more, the 208 is adorned with 15-inch alloy wheels as standard, which are sufficiently lightweight in order to better deliver enhanced efficiency.
Inside the 208, there’s plenty of room in the front compartment for two full-size adults. A tilt-and-telescoping leather-clad steering wheel enables the driver to establish a comfortable position, and provides easy control over a number of functions. The rear row, meanwhile, is ideal for conveying two adult travellers, or three younger occupants. A number of useful cubby spaces are featured throughout the cabin. These include voluminous door bins and a centre-console tray that is perfect for supporting a smartphone as it charges via the car’s USB port. The 208 possesses a 285-litre boot space. If more cargo capacity is required, simply fold the rear seats to deliver 743 litres of load space.
A 1.2-litre 68bhp petrol engine is fitted as standard with entry-level Access trim lines, managing up to 60.1mpg, and producing a 108g/km CO2 emission figure. An even more efficient 1.6-litre 99bhp diesel unit comes with Allure grades and above, returning an impressive 94.2mpg combined figure, while producing emissions as low as 79g/km.
Technology and safety
Audio entertainment is provided by a six-speaker sound system, which includes DAB radio and an AM/FM tuner, and is accessible via the vehicle’s touchscreen. Bluetooth connectivity features too, enabling music streaming and safe hands-free telephony.
Speaking of safety, the 208 has been awarded a five-star crash test rating by Euro NCAP, and is fitted with a wide range of driver aids and passive protective features. Included are Electronic Stability Programme and Anti-lock Braking System, which help to significantly minimise skidding. Hill-hold Assist, meanwhile, stops the car from rolling uncontrolled whenever the engine is started on a slope. Travellers of all ages are kept safe by the inclusion of six airbags and ISOFIX child seat fixtures, among other things.
If you like the look of the Peugeot 208, please don’t hesitate to book your test drive with us today. To make your appointment, please call us on 01978 366333 or visit us any day of the week – or complete our online contact form any time you wish.
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