PEUGEOT 208 3 doors
Generations Timeline, Specs and Pictures
Just three years after its launch, the Peugeot 208 was refreshed in 2015 featuring new engines and a new interior infotainment system.
The three-door version was updated as well.
A new sharper bumper was installed, with a wider grille and a thicker chrome finisher fully integrated into the bumper. On higher trim levels, the stamped chrome finisher on the grille gives it a 3D effect. The headlights are two-tone, with black and chrome masks, and are standard from the second trim level.
Inside the refreshed 208 there is the Peugeot i-Cockpit, an innovative arrangement of the instruments and controls. A new, 7” touch screen was installed for the infotainment unit and it was standard from the second trim level. It could have been connected via Bluetooth and USB and paired even better via Peugeot Connect Apps. It also had MirrorScreen for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Under the hood, Peugeot installed only Euro 6 engines. There was a wide choice of gasoline engines from 1.0-liter to 1.6-liters. The units with outputs under 110 hp were offered with a 5-speed manual transmission, while the 1.6-liter with 165 hp and 208 hp, respectively, were offered with a 6-speed manual. The 1.2-liter with 110 hp was available with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The diesel version was a 1.6-liter that came with three power levels: 68 hp, 100 hp, and 120 hp, respectively.
The Peugeot 208 with 3-doors was unveiled in 2012 at the same time with the 5-doors version.
It replaced the older 207 and it came with an enhanced platform, better materials, and a bigger interior.
Peugeot had a relatively long history of building cars for the supermini segment. The biggest revolution in their family was the 1983 Peugeot 205. Following their naming tradition, it was followed by the 206 and the 207. If the 207 was considered more of an evolution over the 206, the 207 was a bigger step ahead. It was a car that was connected to the Internet.
The supermini car was designed with a more aggressive style. Everything on the front side was proportionally big. The grille included in the bumper, the headlights and the side air-intakes from the lower side of the apron almost covered all the front fascia. The grille above the bumper was minimal. The raked A-pillars looked almost like they were connected to the front wheel arches. A short greenhouse and a roof-spoiler completed the image. The three-door version featured a sportier look and longer front doors to allow access to the rear doors. The rear side windows were fixed.
Inside, the car featured an unusual design with the instrument cluster floating on top of the dashboard and the 7” infotainment display installed above the center console. The French designers didn’t go for a regular, simple look. They aimed high for a much younger generation, especially with the 3-door version.
Under the hood, the little Peugeot 208 was equipped with a choice of 8 engines: 3 diesel and 5 gasoline. Depending on the version, the 5- or 6-speed manual was fitted as standard. A robotized 5- or 6-speed gearbox was on the options list.