After recently launching the mildly refreshed 208 line, the audience attending the 2015 edition of the Geneva Motor Show will get to see it in the first official public appearance.
The best-selling model for the Peugeot brand has been updated to withstand the test of time and brings forth a mildly restyled front end that has new graphics for the headlights, a tweaked radiator grille and a redesigned bumper that now incorporates a different surround for the fog lights. The back is highlighted by the new 3D LED design for the taillights. Peugeot also has on store some new paint coats and the powertrain options span no less than eleven engines. Inside, the customers can find a leather steering wheel, new trim and a 7-inch touchscreen display accompanying the infotainment system that provides not only Bluetooth and USB connectivity but also access to mobile applications via Peugeot Connect Apps. We also find there the new MirrorScreen system that can transfer the contents of the smartphone onto the car’s display. There’s also a new GT Line level and the GTi 30th Anniversary special edition is now an integral part of the normal range, albeit renamed as the GTi by PEUGEOT Sport.
The aforementioned version has under the hood a 1.6-liter THP turbo gasoline engine that delivers 208 HP (153 kW). Additionally, a wide array of petrol and diesel engines are also on offer. There’s a new 1.6 Blue HDI engine delivering 75 HP (55 kW) or 100 HP (74 kW) via a five-speed manual transmission or a beefier 120 HP (88 kW) version mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. Gasoline options include the new additions of a 1.2-liter turbocharged version that has 110 hp and can be had with a five-speed manual or a more comfortable six-speed automatic. Deliveries are scheduled for June and production is taking place in Poissy (France) and Trnava (Slovakia).