PEUGEOT 208 Car Review
A sophsticated supermini
Peugeot have always been good at producing small cars with a touch of style that makes them stand out.
British buyers have snapped up over 1.5 million Peugeot 2 Series models since the original 205 was launched back in 1983, and the new 208 is their best selling model.
It’s difficult to make a small car look either premium or sophisticated, but Peugeot have done it with the 208, this is a cool little car with style.
It’s the same story on the inside where the 208 has the feel of an expensive German brand, I like the uncluttered cabin lay-out its refreshingly simple but in a smart clean modern way. I also like the smaller steering wheel.
Peugeot have given the 208 some neat technology on a big screen well placed at the top of the centre console, with the options of Peugeot Apps including real time traffic data, fuel and parking locations and connection to your mobile phone and the net.
And despite being slightly smaller than the 207 model it replaced the 208 feels roomier on the inside with good head and legroom, plus a handy sized boot at 285 litres that increases to 1,076 with the rear seats folded.
The 208 is a nippy car for driving around town or on a long motorway drive with a line-up of new engines, the best of which is a brilliant new 1 litre three cylinder engine capable of up to 65 mpg.
If you’re a supermini driver who wants to look good the 208 is top of the pile, with a strong all-round driving package to go with it.
* New style leader. * High quality interior that has a German premium feel but with French flair *