A Detailed Look at the Peugeot 208
The hatchback market is a rather competitive market. Manufacturers know this and aim to differentiate their cars by trying to explore different niches. One such manufacturer is Peugeot. The French car maker introduced the Peugeot 208 to try and grab a share of the luxury hatchback market. Below we take at this masterpiece from the car maker.
The Gas Model
The automobile has a 1.2 Active that produces 85 BHP. It combines perky performance with decent fuel economy if you’re not too heavy footed with the accelerator pedal. It is comfortable to drive as it produce sample power. The interior of the Peugeot 208 looks much better than you’d expect from a reasonably priced hatchback. Passenger space is good in the front as well as in the back, but the boot lacks practicality.
Even the most basic version of the Peugeot 208 gets air-conditioning and Bluetooth phone connectivity for hands-free phone calls or wireless music streaming. More expensive trim levels get creature comforts such as leather upholstered seats and automatic climate control.
After the 206 and unloved 207, the Peugeot 208 offers impressive levels of space, decent handling, stylish looks, a good range of engines and surprising refinement for a car in this class.
The relatively light car is nimble and quick. While this is a good thing the car is quite bouncy over the bumps and rough stuff. It is well built and doesn’t creak in the cabin no matter the surface it’s being driven on. The cabin is also spacious and doesn’t feel crowded. It has a small steering wheel which is quite hard to get used to.
The Diesel Model
The car comes equipped with a 1.6 e-HDi Allure. It is extremely enjoyable driving this machine. It is heavier than the petrol model which makes it feel like a much bigger, solid and stable car. It produces slightly more power 92bhp. However, the car does struggle getting up to speed but that is because of the torque a diesel engine gives. The car wasn’t bouncy and feltmore stable when compared to the petrol model.
The 208 build quality internally is amazing,especially when you put the car next to a 207 or a 206; the difference is worlds apart. The touchscreen was pretty easy to use when driving, although some of the menus are a tad distracting. The Peugeot 208 drives like a small city car should: it’s fairly fun at lower speeds, but is also surprisingly capable at long-distance driving thanks to a comfy ride.
- The car does 0 to 60 in 12 seconds.
- The car produces power levels of 80 to 100BHP.
The following are some positives of the Peugeot 308.
- Stylish vehicle
- It is well equipped with a number of modern technological devices such as Bluetooth and a touchscreen
- The various models have well refined and economical engines
The following are some drawbacks of the Peugeot 308
- Not as much fun to drive as some rivals
- Not easy to see the instruments.