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Summer launch for new Peugeot 208

The new Peugeot 208 will be launched in Ireland on June 30.

The new Peugeot 208 will be launched in Ireland on June 30.

The eagerly awaited launch of the Peugeot 208 will take place on June 30 in Ireland. The new hatchback from Peugeot draws on all the strengths and successes of the brand’s iconic 205, the 206 and the European best-selling 207.

With the launch of 208, Peugeot aims to reclaim leadership of the competitive small car in Europe next year.

The 208 adopts the new Peugeot style lines seen on the new Peugeot 508 and facelift 308. Sporting a floating grille, newly sculpted lights and boomerang rear lamps, the new Peugeot 208 appears sporty and athletic.

Smaller on the outside than 207 (7cm shorter and 1cm lower), 208 offers more room inside for rear passengers and a more generous boot. It weighs on average 110kg less than 207, leading to lower CO2 emissions and lower fuel consumption.

The 208’s interior will see a true break from what has gone before. An elevated instrument panel positioned directly in front of the driver gives information at a glance whilst a small steering wheel adds to driving enjoyment.

Available in both 3-door and 5-door hatchback and with a choice of three trims, Access, Active and Allure, all 208 models will come equipped with ESP and six airbags.

The 208 engine range for Ireland will include a 1.0 litre 68bhp petrol model (99g/CO2), a 1.2 litre 82bhp petrol model (104g/CO2), a 1.4 litre 68bhp HDi diesel model (98g/CO2) and a 1.4 litre 68bhp eHDi diesel model (87g/CO2) with Stop Start technology.

Prices and standard specification will be announced closer to the launch.

 

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