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New Peugeot 208 (2012) Revealed

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0700

New 2012 Peugeot 208 - photos revealed a day early

Just last week we revealed that the new Peugeot 208 will be revealed tomorrow (2nd November). Which was clearly Peugeot’s plan. Unfortunately, for Peugeot, a German site had broken the embargo on the 208, so we have the first official pictures of Peugeot’s replacement for the 207 a day ahead of the event.

We have to say, once you get over the fact that it doesn’t look like the familiar big-gob Peuegot’s we’ve become used to in recent years, it looks rather good. And it promises quite a lot.

On offer is a lighter, shorter car – but with more interior space – with a range of very economical 3-pot engines in 1.0 litre and 1.2 litre varieties.

The most frugal of these 3-pot engines – certainly at launch – will be the 1.0 litre with 66bhp and emissions of 99g/km (the default setting for all eco cars) and the 90bhp e-diesel with even lower emissions – just 87g/km.

What we still don’t have any news about is the much speculated upon Peugeot 208 GTI. That is expected to come, complete with the 1.6 litre turbo petrol with around 200bhp, but not perhaps until sales of the 208 have bedded in.

Also likely is a tamer version of the 208 GTI – the 208 GT – with much of the ‘sporty’ bits, but a lot less power. Perfect for uninsurable teenagers to pose in.

Now the damn has been breached on the 208 details – and particularly the photos – there’s a good chance Peugeot will release all the information on the new 208 officially later today.

We’ll update then.

(16 photos – click any thumbnail for full gallery)

Source: Auto Zeitung


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