After the first spy photos for the smallest indeterminacies, the next Peugeot 208 approaches in its last winter tests again. Based on the new CMP platform inaugurated with the new DS 3 Crossback, the next Peugeot 208 will increase in volume and approach the dimensions of the Peugeot 308 to believe the spy photos. It will of course stay well colored in the category of city cars, but should clearly pull out of the game with a spacious and voluminous trunk that is superior to its competitors.
Aesthetically, we notice the calendar specific to Peugeot vehicles despite the thick camouflage. Only the look on the front leaves us a bit doubtful. These are in no way similar to what we know about Peugeot today, except for the "Fangs" daylight borrowed from the new Peugeot 508. It would give almost a small descent with the Audi Q2 in shape. Undoubtedly we face a Peugeot in the background. The three claws we see from the beginning as a slight signature for the taillights or this very muscular tail, which reinforces the waist and gives the car a dynamic look.
Since the Peugeot 208 is based on the same platform as the DS 3 Crossback, it is a sure thing that he also shares his engines. The Lion company should therefore propose on the future 208 three gasoline engines, which come from the three-cylinder 1.2-liter PureTech with a capacity of 100, 130 and 155 horses. When diesel, the 1.5-liter BlueHDI should have dropped at two power levels: 100 and 130 horses. The engines are converted to a six-speed manual transmission or the new eight-speed EAT8 automatic transmission.
The other major innovation is the arrival of a 100% electric engine. It should also be modeled here on the DS 3 Crossback. It should therefore be an electric motor that develops 100 kW (136 horses) and 260 Nm of torque. A lithium-ion battery with 50 kWh delivers everything. The latter can be charged via energy recovery during braking or deceleration, but also via a fast charging terminal (up to 100 kW, with which the batteries can be charged to 80% in 30 minutes) of the wallbox (7 hours in single-phase and 5 hours in three-phase ) and on a conventional power outlet (about 20 hours for a full charge). The next Peugeot 208 100% electric should claim a range of about 300 kilometers.
The new Peugeot 208 should be presented at the next Geneva Motor Show together with its main competitor Renault Clio. In terms of the arrival of a possible sports version, this is currently the biggest uncertainty. The new environmental standards do not really support the development of a sports car, unless the Peugeot Sport engineers choose a more environmentally friendly solution.
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