New Peugeot 208 lands: SA price announcement
It’s been a long wait since its international revelation over two years ago, but the all-new Peugeot 208 has finally arrived in South Africa.
Pricing starts at R289,900 for the atmospheric 1.2 Active, while the turbocharged range starts at R349,900 for the 1.2 Allure, rising to R378,900 for the automatic version and R424,900 for the premium GT.
Go for the base model and you can expect 55kW and 118Nm, which might not be as bad as it sounds considering the new 208 would be 30kg lighter than its predecessor. thanks to the new CMP platform that it shares with the new Opel Corsa, which was also recently launched in South Africa. But if you are looking for effortless performance, it might be worth stretching your budget to buy one of the turbo versions. The 1.2T Allure with six-speed manual transmission is good for 74kW and 205Nm, while the versions equipped with the six-speed automatic transmission (optional on the Allure and standard on the GT) give you 96kW and 230 Nm to play with.
As for standard features, the 1.2 Active comes with a 7.0-inch six-speaker color touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, as well as cruise control, a manual air conditioning, push-button start, leather-covered steering wheel, six airbags and ESP stability control with hill start assist.
The 1.2T Allure adds automatic climate control to the mix, along with a “ 3D ” head-up digital instrument panel, smartphone storage station, electrochromatic rearview mirror, rear parking sensors and a 180 ° rearview camera. degrees and rear disc brakes. It also replaces the base model’s 15-inch coated steel rims with 16-inch alloys.
On top of all that, the 1.2 GT gets a 10-inch infotainment system, electric parking brake, smartphone charging pad, front center armrest and an overabundance of Additional driver assistance functions including automatic braking with pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, Blind Spot Monitoring, Driver Attention Warning and front parking sensors.
The GT also has a unique aesthetic package which includes 17-inch ‘Bronx’ alloy wheels, glossy black grille and mirrors, diamond black roof, wheel arch extensions, front seats ” sport ” partially covered with Alcantara and “ GT ” mats.
The new Peugeot 208 is sold with a three-year or 60,000 km maintenance plan and a five-year / 100,000 km warranty.