The Peugeot 208 issued during the Peugeot advanced Peugeot 206 party a decade ago. His cool figure and quite futuristic at that time bewitched many consumers to ask for his hand. Unfortunately, the existence of a successor is not as successful as its predecessor. Now, in the global market, the Peugeot has just revealed the official photos and details of the figure of the All New Peugeot 208 2019, which already uses the latest design language from Peugeot.
Yep, there’s no denying that manufacturers from France are usually superior in terms of design, if a saucy certainly will be a maximum saucy, even if it is strange. Well, we can say the figure of the All New Peugeot 208 as one of the most handsome subcompact hatchbacks currently in circulation. From the front side, the All New Peugeot 208 inherits the lamp that is the Peugeot signature in 508. The LED DRL is like a fang with 3 LED bars vertically positioned making the front face of the All New Peugeot 208 quite aggressive, although we feel the LED fangs are somewhat extended to under.
Still on the front side, the LED lights of the projector model are debated, and the front bumper is fairly minimalist and not adventurous. It’s just that the grille from the All New Peugeot 208 seems to be too big, and reminds us of the 2014 version of the Toyota Innova ‘Dono’ grille. Of course, the motifs of thin lines on the chrome-covered grille can dampen that. Well, interestingly, the engine hood of the All New Peugeot 208 does not leave the flat alone, but is given a curve so it looks more muscular. Moving aside, the All New Peugeot 208 uses alloy wheels that look large compared to their size, with a sporty model and a dual tone color scheme.
Still from the side, the All New Peugeot 208 gets a black colored add on on the fender, a bit strange because this car is actually a hatchback that leads to the supermini, not the crossover. In addition to the add on in the fender, rear view mirror and the roof of the car is also given a black color, maybe so that the aura of light emanating from this car. Moving to the rear side, this part seems to be the sexiest part of the All New Peugeot 208. Adopting the Peugeot-style taillights nowadays, the All New Peugeot 208 headlights are made narrow, with a dark housing and 3 LED bars. And both the taillights are connected with glossy black accents adorned with Peugeot emblems.
Continues to the rear, still with the impression of sportiness and luxury. The 2013 Peugeot 208 GTi taillight design is more beautiful with a design that resembles the letter C and is rounded when viewed from the side and rear. Not to mention the roof spoiler mounted has a thick design and follows the overall body lines. The exhaust design of the box with one pipe but divided into two at the bottom of the back is also not separated from the sporty design. Of course, do not forget the GTi emblem that is clearly installed on the back door of the right side emphasizes that this is not an ordinary variant.
I don’t know how many times we from Driveandcar.com use the word sport in this article. And we hope you don’t get bored quickly. Because just look at the aura in the cabin, in the 2013 Peugeot 208 GTi there are many aluminum brush panels which again make the impression sporty, luxurious and elegant. The use of the steering wheel design flat leather-coated flat bottom with seats with genuine red thread stitching, aluminum pedal set, and red LED lights on the dashboard gives an elegant impression but still feels sporty. What is presented by Peugeot looks very proportionate and most importantly, a big fan of the Peugeot variant GTi will be very happy with this design.
There is a black colored rear spoiler, and also a short pole model antenna on the top side, while the rear bumper tends to be sporty with glossy black accents and a large reflector and two exhaust holes that are lined up together. Entering the inside, sporty and futuristic nuances of the Peugeot 508 style are still relegated to this car. The steering wheel is flat on both the top and bottom, then the instrument panel is digital with a futuristic boxing housing, and an infotainment system with a jumbo-sized floating touch screen is provided. Not quite up there, carbon and black glossy accents and illumination of green light given in the interior.
The shape of the gear lever of the All New Peugeot 208 is also very unique, which we have never found in other cars before. While the buttons under the AC lattice look sporty, like a supercar. For the specifications, the All New Peugeot 208 carries 2 engine options, namely 1200cc Turbo powered 75 hp with 5 speed manual transmission, and also 1,500cc Diesel with 100 hp power and 6 speed manual transmission. In the future, the All New Peugeot 208 will also get a 100 hp gasoline engine variant with a 5 speed manual transmission or an 8 speed automatic, and a 130 hp powered variant with an 8 speed automatic transmission will be the top of the line.
In addition, the All New Peugeot 208 will also turn into an All New Peugeot e-208 in the future with a 50 kWh battery and an 136 hp electric motor powered and 260 Nm of torque. The battery of the All New Peugeot e-208 itself is reportedly able to be used to cover a maximum distance of 340 km with the WLTP scheme. When it comes to charging, this car will use 100 kW rapid charging technology capable of charging up to 80% in just 30 minutes. So, for the All New Peugeot 208 version that will be sold, what features will be carried? It was quite complete, you know.
All New Peugeot 208 will get features such as Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Lane Positioning Assist, Full Park Assist, Automatic Emergency Brake Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Monitoring, Speed Limit Recognition, Active Blind Sport Monitoring, and Extended traffic sign recognition. Well, Peugeot will open this car booking starting in late March 2019, and will officially introduce this car at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show which will be held next week. So what do you think of this car?