Peugeot 208 (2012)

CARBARN | Peugeot 208 (2012) | This new Peugeot 208 Will replace the 207 in 2012. These first official photos of the 208, Issued today, the which reveal a compact supermini AIMS to put Peugeot back on the mini map. New design chief Gilles Vidal has always been adamant That the new styling direction espoused by the SR1 concept car in early 2010 production would rapidly inform Peugeots. Note the scalloped flanks, the more playful surfacing and the rippling Pug lion badge.

There's a distinctive character line to the 208's flanks, arcing up from a Vauxhall-inspired tick on the front door and bleeding into an exaggerated kink in the boomerang rear lights Continuing the good work done by the Mazda 2 et al, the new 208 is significantly Smaller than the 207 it replaces. This weight loss Will Reap dividends at the pump and in the corners. The 208 weighs from just 975kg. The 68bhp 1.0-liter triple emits 99g/km, and Continental buyers can pick from a trio of Diesels mustering 70, 90 and 110bhp.

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