The new generation of the best-selling Peugeot: changing style and kinship with Opel

The new generation of the best-selling Peugeot: changing style and kinship with Opel

January 15, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

A picture of a new generation Peugeot 208 compact hatchback appeared on the Web without any camouflage. The official premiere of the model can take place this spring.

Snapshot of the new Peugeot 208 without disguise first published Italian blog. Then the photo was deleted, but some foreign media still managed to save it. The next 208th cardinally changed outwardly: the hatch got LED headlights and the same DHO fangs, like the last Peugeot 508, as well as a more embossed hood. Judging by the lack of a grille, the paparazzi managed to catch the all-electric version. However, the 208th will also have options with gasoline and diesel engines.

The hatchback became the first model of the Peugeot brand, which was based on the new CMP platform, also known as the Common Modular Platform (the predecessor is based on the PF1 platform). Recall, the DS 3 Crossback, which debuted last fall, was created on the same platform, and the new Opel Corsa (the German brand from 2017 belongs to PSA) was also built on it. By the way, the 208th (and, apparently, Corsa) will be offered only in a five-door body, they refused from the “three-door” because of weak demand.

Most likely, all the “technology” of the new Peugeot 208 will get from the DS crossover. The “green” version of the DS 3 Crossback is equipped with a 136-horsepower electric motor and a battery with a capacity of 50 kWh, on one charge such a SUV can travel up to 300 km (through the WLTP cycle). Also DS Cross is available with petrol 3-cylinder turbo engine 1.2 PureTech with 110, 130 or 155 hp capacity. and 1.6 BlueHDi diesel engines (100 and 130 hp).

According to preliminary information, the public premiere of the Peugeot 208 new generation will be held in March this year at the Geneva Motor Show. Although the online presentation can take place much earlier – in January-February.

The current Peugeot 208 is the most popular model of the brand, although its sales have fallen: last year, 294,876 hatchbacks were sold on the global market, which is 9.8% less than in 2017. The price of the current generation of hatch, for example, begins with a mark of 14,500 euros, which is equivalent to about 1,111,000 rubles at the current exchange rate.

Meanwhile, in 2019, one of the main competitors of the Peugeot 208 will also replace the generation – Renault is preparing for the premiere of the new Clio hatchback.