Changes include restyled bodywork, interior enhancements and an electric powertrain option for the 2008 SUV

Revamped PEUGEOT 208 hatchback and 2008 SUV models have been unveiled for the UAE market, featuring a more refined exterior design, new cabin features and a new electric motor option for the 2008 SUV.

2024 PEUGEOT 208 highlights

The PEUGEOT 208, a favourite in Europe’s car market, has been refreshed in a hope to attract more buyers to the sub-compact car segment. Exterior revisions include a stylized black grille with body-colour inserts, full LED headlamps featuring a distinctive night-specific signature with 3-claw vertical DRLs, new horizontally oriented rear LED lamp details, and a glossy black rear skirt. The 208 runs on 17-inch alloy wheels. Available exterior colours include Vertigo Blue, Selenium Grey, Artense Grey, Elixir Red, Banquise White and Black Perla Nera. On the inside, the 208 boasts a leather steering wheel and a customisable ambient lighting system with 8 colour options. Other available features include 7 “piano” toggle switches, a 10-inch HD colour touchscreen, wireless charger, automatic climate control and a panoramic sunroof. In terms of safety, it features include 4 airbags, Lane Keep Assist and a Parking Assist System.

The refreshed 208 comes powered by a Euro6 1.2L turbo, 3-cylinder engine which outs out 130 horses and 230 Nm of peak torque, that is directed to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission (with manual mode).

2024 PEUGEOT 2008 SUV highlights

PEUGEOT’s latest 2008 range too gets a revised 2024 YM model to add an extra dose of French flavour to the compact SUV market. Exterior highlights include with 3-claw vertical DRLs, a shiny black roof, LED Rear lamps with claw effect and 18-inch alloy wheels. Available exterior paint schemes include Selenium Grey, Artense Grey, Black Perla Nera, Okenite White, Elixir Red, Vertigo Blue. While cabin comfort is augmented thanks to a 10-inch HD colour touchscreen, optional electric & massage seat for driver, automatic headlamps and wipers. It gets a configurable 3D head-up display and wireless charging also. As for safety features it includes 6 airbags, adaptive ESP, front and rear parking sensors, Blind Spot Detection etc.

The refreshed 2008 SUV also gets the same Euro6 1.2L Turbo, 3-cylinder engine with a claimed fuel economy figure is between 5.2 and 7.7 l/100km. The new e-2008 model comes with an electric motor, which produces 154 hp (115 kW) with a range of 406 kms, as per the Stellantis website. The estimated recharge times for the new electric motor is 30 minutes from a 20% to 80% capacity when a 100 kW public charging point is used. One can also recharge the battery in 4 hours and 40 minutes from a Wall Box (7.4 kW) and in 11 hours and 10 minutes from a reinforced socket (3.2 kW). Peugeot guarantees 8 years or 160,000 km, for the Lithium-ion 54 kW battery.

Prices for both models start at roughly AED 90,000 plus VAT.

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