Peterhead, Aberdeenshire -- (ReleaseWire) -- 03/10/2015 -- With new looks, engines and an expansion of the GTi range, the Peugeot 208 is set to be more competitive than ever when the updated model goes on sale in the summer of 2015.
Peugeot will be giving the new 208 hatchback its time in the spotlight during the Geneva Motor Show in March, but it has revealed extensive details about the overhauled range ahead of this launch, as it gears up to start selling the car in the UK this June.
One of the most impressive features promised for the 208 is fuel-efficiency, with Peugeot tweaking the engine to deliver more miles per gallon than almost any other manufacturer. The 1.6 litre BlueHDI unit will be the best in this department, promising a combined figure of at least 94mpg.
The only vehicles that can beat the 208 in terms of efficiency are hybrids, which mean that the range will be the most efficient traditional option on the market this year.
Diesel power plants will also accompany petrol units, including a 110bhp 1.2 litre VTi. Meanwhile, the 208 range will be expanded to include models coming under the GTi by PEUGEOT Sport name, giving buyers more choice when it comes to performance-oriented models.
The 208 GTi 30th Anniversary model is extending its run in the range, bringing improved suspension and handling to the table.
Various aesthetics changes have taken place on the outside, with a front end and profile a bit sleeker and more aggressive. The interior has also been improved, with premium materials featured on the dash, the steering wheel and the seating.
Models with at least the Active trim or higher will get a built-in touchscreen entertainment centre as standard. This can also integrate with iPhone devices and allow for real-time mirroring of the handset's display.
This kind of smart integration is increasingly common, even amongst smaller family vehicles, so it is good to see the 208 keeping pace.
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