Peugeot unveils new 208

Peugeot has unveiled their new 208 super-mini, which comes in both three and five door styles and will in effect replace the current 207 model.

The 208 range will include five versions, four of which will be equipped with the new Stop & Start system (e-HDi), which saves fuel by pausing the engine when the car stops moving for more than three seconds, making it more environmentally friendly.

The diesel range is green conscious also. It starts at 87g/km of CO2 and delivers a fuel economy of 83.1 mpg.

It’s also slightly smaller than the 107, running seven centimetres shorter and one centimetre lower. However, according to Peugeot it has a Tardis-esque quality because it has a 15 litre bigger boot and more rear leg room.

It will be released in the UK next summer, just in time for owners to get their car polishes out and make it shine in the sun.

Details of the release come in the same week that Subaru revealed they will be showcasing their new BRZ at the Tokyo motor show next month

Posted by Mark Henderson 

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