• Pricing starts from R289 900 for the Active trim and goes up to R424 000 for the GT line.
• The range makes use of 1.2 engines in both naturally aspirated and turbocharged guise with power ranging from 55kW to 96kW, mated to either manual or auto transmissions.
• Rated as the best-selling car in Europe for the first quarter, and Women's World Car of the Year – Best City Car.
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Peugeot's 208 hatchback is officially available in South Africa. Pricing starts from R289 900 for the Active trim and goes up to R424 000 for the GT line.
The exterior is without a doubt the main attraction starting with the revised front bumper, which also houses a fully integrated grille, Fang-effect daytime running lights, automatic switching two-tone headlamps and restyled fog lamps.
The hatchback sits pretty on a set of either 15, 16, or 17-inch allow wheel - depending on the trim level chosen - while gloss black mirror covers and wheel arches are GT line specific. Additionally, rear spoiler three-Claw brake lights and black band detail round off the aesthetics.
The 208 palette offers a wide range of body colours that include solid, metallic, and pearlescent finishes.
Inside, you'll find Peugeot's next-generation i-Cockpit, 3D-Digital heads-up instrument panel and a 7 or 10-inch HD touch screen that houses a number of premium safety features as well. Where connectivity is concerned, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay come as standard equipment across the range.
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The range makes use of 1.2 engines in both naturally aspirated and turbocharged guise with power ranging from 55kW to 96kW, mated to a variety of manual or auto transmissions.
The 208 also features best-in-class driving aids like Recognition of Road Signs and Markings, Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Alert, Hill Start Assist, Active Safety Brake and 180-degree Visiopark Parking Assist.It has claimed many awards this year, including the best-selling car in Europe for the first quarter and Women's Worlds Car of the Year - Best City Car.