In a stylish rebirth, the 208 has skipped a generation to boast Peugeot’s new design aesthetic, including floating grille, light signature and boomerang rear lights, while its modern lines form an elegant and sporty silhouette, reinventing the allure of the 208 from every angle.
The 208 is resolutely contemporary in design. Its carefully sculpted lines, modern silhouette, and feline-style front end showcase sensuality and vivacity. Both sleek and compact, it will not fail to surprise with its unique identity, which is both sophisticated and sporty.
The sculpted front and rear wings on the Peugeot 208 appear like sleek muscles, injecting the silhouette with a sense of dynamism. Its hollow-designed side, mirroring that of the SR1 concept car, and its athletic body design give the vehicle a sensual and sporty identity.
The shape and movement of the Peugeot 208’s rear section pay homage to the 205 GTi, the marque’s legendary model. A more sleek and sporty window design and a chromed weather-strip also now feature along with the rear badge, showcasing a clean and sophisticated look.
Each line of the Peugeot 208 has been carefully designed with sophistication in mind. Its floating grille, chiselled bodywork, reduced overhang, seamless connection between bonnet and body, sculpted wings, and more, all go towards reaffirming the modernity of this unique vehicle through its meticulous design.
A total of 25% of the components on the 208 comes from recycled or natural material. The 208’s rear bumper, in particular, is made entirely from recycled materials, which is a world first. These recycled materials also make up many parts or functions on the vehicle (interior wheel seating, rear bumper, sound-proofing, boot mat, steering wheel, seats, engine cover, air filter, etc.).
The 208 owes its feline nature to precision technology. The fine and compact headlights are fitted – depending on the model – with LEDs and a light guide showing the track of the lights. The rear lights, in the shape of a boomerang and integrating three lit claws, seem to form one with the bodywork.
Careful attention has been paid to the aerodynamics of the new Peugeot 208. The top-end models have an SCx of 0.61 (Cx of 0.29). The 208 is amongst the very best in its category for fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
The glass panoramic roofiAvailable as standard or unavailable depending on the model. increases the feeling of spaciousness within the interior, and contributes towards the well-being of the driver and passengers. At night, blue diodes highlight the edges of the roof, with a "comet" effect.
Each design element, each technical application and each part has been thought out in detail to reduce the mass of the vehicle as far as possible. A "mass reduction" programme has allowed the starting weight of the Peugeot 208 to be just 975 kg, allowing for increased control of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption, without compromising the safety and performance levels of the car.