19.4.2012 New Peugeot 208 now available to order
Peugeot's eagerly awaited new 208 model is now available to order. With on the road prices from £9,995, deliveries will begin on 28th June.
Each model in the line-up emits 99 gCO2/km or less, with the e-HDi diesel engine version being the lowest emission variant with just 87 g/km of CO2 emissions.
There are eight engines available in total – five petrol and three diesel. The petrol range includes Peugeot's new generation 3-cylinder engine that returns 99 gCO2/km. The most frugal option is the e-HDi diesel engine, which still returns a satisfactory 70 bhp whilst emitting CO2 emissions below 90 g/km. The e-HDi version costs £13,345 on the road.
With the entire range positioned below 100 g/km in terms of CO2 emissions, some significant financial incentives are created. VED road tax will be free, both in the first year and each subsequent year thereafter. BIK rate will be low, if the 208 is intended for use as a company car, and it will be exempt from paying the London congestion charge if the owner drives in central London.
Available in both 3 and 5 door body style variants, the 208 represents a new design direction for Peugeot, taking many styling cues directly from the SR1 Concept Car. The 208's interior is aesthetically and ergonomically pleasing, and the more compact chassis returns a pleasurable driving experience.
The UK range is offered in five trim levels – Access, Access+, Active, Allure and Feline – with an exciting 'Ice Velvet' Limited Edition, available from launch.
Specification plays a key role with the new 208, and key equipment has been integrated across the range to ensure class leading specification, including the new touchscreen which Peugeot say will be standard on 80% of sales.
All in all, the new 208 is likely to be a popular little car, which offers both a practical motoring solution and one which makes economic sense. With low CO2 and high mpg, owners of the new 208 will be able to spend less of fuel, despite today’s rapidly rising fuel prices.
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