Peugeot will replenish a concentration on a supermini marketplace with an all-new 208, due subsequent year. The Ford Fiesta opposition will be a subsequent Peugeot to accept an electric various alongside required engines.
The launch of a new 208, creatively mooted for this year, has been pushed behind until early 2019 – with a Geneva engine uncover phenomenon likely. The PSA Group has been prioritising a enlargement of DS, alongside a new operation of Peugeot SUVs with a 3008 and 5008, and an all-new 2008 also due subsequent year.
Revealing new view shots uncover a 208’s prolongation pattern dark behind a light physique camouflage. It’s transparent that impulse for a altogether figure has been taken from a incomparable 308, with sum such as a perplexing light designs blending from newer models such as a 3008 SUV and 508 saloon.
Under a skin, a new 208 will be a second automobile to utilize PSA’s new CMP (Common Modular Platform), after a DS 3 Crossback tiny SUV, due to be suggested in a entrance weeks. As good as charity softened space and packaging, a height is being privately designed to accommodate an EV chronicle (called e-CMP) alongside a operation of turbo petrol engines.
It means that a electric 208 will need minimal changes over a customary various to accommodate an electric motor, while a battery enclosure won’t take adult any additional space in a cabin. Details of a powertrain’s opening are still underneath wraps, though we do know a operation of over 300km (186 miles) is promised.
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While in speculation an electric 208 could launch alongside a customary supermini, it’s approaching that a various will go on sale after a combustion-engined version. Autocar understands that a electric chronicle won’t demeanour dramatically opposite from a conventionally fuelled car.
Alongside a new electric variant, a subsequent 208 will advantage from an interior renovate holding impulse from cars such as a new 3008. The operation of motorist support and connectivity tech will be boosted, while it could be one of a initial tiny cars on a marketplace to be offering with semi-autonomous pushing features.
A 208 GTi is also on a cards as a destiny variant. Rumours advise it could be offering in both petrol and pure-electric form, permitting patron seductiveness to confirm how fast Peugeot will deliver serve electric models.
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