2015 Peugeot 208 Prepares for Geneva with a Cool Facelift
Three years after its launch, the Peugeot 208 receives a comprehensive update which gives it an additional dose of charisma to compete with others. Now the model is revealed with a more assertive styling, refreshed exterior range of colors and a number of options to personalize the car even more. Thanks to the new equipment driving in urban areas becomes much easier and more pleasant.
Under the hood, the facelifted Peugeot benefits from improved naturally aspirated 1.0-liter and 1.2-liter PureTech engines. They produce 68 HP and 82 HP respectively. Set to substitute the previous 1.6-liter naturally aspirated unit, there is a turbocharged version that generates 110 HP. This one is mated to either five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. But the choice of power units does not stop here. Furthermore, there is a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine with Euro 6 compliance. It can be had with 165 HP and 205 HP outputs. The diesel range remains the same - 1.6-liter engine with 75 HP, 100 HP and 120 HP variants. Every version of the new 208 has CO2 which stand below 95g/km.
More assertive and distinctive, the style of the 2015 Peugeot 208 impresses with new front bumper, wider grille and deeper chrome finisher that is now fully integrated. For more striking appearance, the body of the vehicle is fitted with redesigned two-tone headlamps, with black and chrome masks and a hi-tech LED light signature. At the rear we can see reworked LED light clusters incorporating Peugeot's 3D ‘claws' motif. Other tweaks include exclusive 16 and 17-inch wheel options.
Inside the changes which have been made aimed to improve convenience. The steering wheel is trimmed in full-grain leather from Active trim, while the soft-touch moulded dashboard strip has gained graining on higher specification models. Connectivity and technological extras are said to be better than ever. There is a 7-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment system with Bluetooth and USB and mobile applications via Peugeot Connect Apps and new MirrorScreen system. The last one enables transfering the screen of a smartphone to the vehicle's screen. Pretty cool, isn't it?