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The Peugeot 208 hatchback is a modern, stylish supermini with a future-proof engine range

The Peugeot 208 hatchback is the French brand's best-selling model and has evolved from the iconic Peugeot 205 supermini. The small five-door is a direct rival to the Ford Fiesta, Renault Clio and Volkswagen Polo, and while it still competes with the Vauxhall Corsa, it now shares a great deal with it too.

The latest 208 marks the occasion that, for the first time, Peugeot is offering a fully electric version of one of its cars in the form of the Peugeot e-208. Recent hits like the Peugeot 3008 SUV meant hopes were high that the 208 would continue the brand’s success, firmly closing the door on the ugly and poorly built cars of its recent past. Happily the manufacturer has succeeded, distilling the impressive design of its SUVs into this small but crucial model to take the fight to a range of competitive rivals.

This 208 looks like no other supermini, with a sophisticated face and fang-like LED daytime running lights, along with contrasting wheel arches and a black roof for sporty GT Line models. The wheels are pushed out to each corner, and the rear C-pillars and short, rounded hatchback are clearly inspired by the Peugeot 205.

Peugeot 208 hatchback front trackingUnderneath, the 208’s new chassis has been future-proofed by making it highly adaptable. From the outset, it'll be able to accomodate petrol, diesel or pure-electric powertrains, and a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol is expected to make up the bulk of sales. This PureTech engine is offered with 75, 99 or 128bhp, while a 1.5-litre diesel offers 99bhp and the electric e-208 is effectively the range-topping model with 134bhp and a driving range of up to 211 miles. Find a rapid 100kW fast-charger and it can be topped up to 80% charge in just 30 minutes. It's likely to attract customers who'd never considered a Peugeot supermini before and they're likely to be very impressed by the interior. Sophisticated, soft-touch materials, lashings of piano black trim, contrasting stitching and a digital instrument display are features more commonly associated with executive cars, but they're all here. In fact, Allure trims and above even get a new 3D driver's display for an even more impressive effect.

There's lots of kit too, including 17-inch alloy wheels, LED rear lights and wireless charging for the Allure, while GT Line cars get a sporty makeover and LED headlights. The 208 isn't cheap as a result - in fact, our test car came in at around £3,000 more than the equivalent Renault Clio. Peugeot is confident there'll be finance deals to keep monthly payments for the 208 competitive.

Peugeot 208 hatchback rear trackingAnother sticking point is the driving experience, because while the 208 is reasonable from behind the wheel, it only serves to reaffirm how much better the Ford Fiesta is to drive. The Peugeot's steering is the main culprit, as it’s too light and lacks feel. A nippy 1.2-litre PureTech 130 petrol engine goes some way to making up for it, along with an improved automatic gearbox. Overall, the Peugeot 208 is a highly desirable supermini, with a striking design and an interior that makes most of its rivals look a decade out of date. It's a shame the steering doesn't live up to the car’s looks, and list prices make the 208 look a little on the expensive side, but Peugeot may be able to iron these issues out relatively quickly.

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Posted on 27th November 2019 at 11:59 AM

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