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Peugeot 208 & e-208 in Ashington Northumberland
The 100% electric e-208 boasts premium segment features and a magnificent powertrain, with a 136hp/260Nm electric motor and a 50kWh battery that provides a combined range up to 225-miles. A 100kW charger tops up the battery from 10-80% in 30 minutes, while a 7kW home wall box tops it up to 100% in 7.5 hours. Strikingly styled with a plush cabin and Peugeot’s i-Cockpit, the e-208 is an impressive machine to pilot, with Lane Keeping Assist and Programmable cruise control fitted as standard.
Prefer petrol or diesel? The 1.2 PureTech and 1.5 BlueHDi engines have start and stop technology, with the 1.2 PureTech 100 and 130 available with an automatic gearbox. These models are fast, efficient and great fun to drive. Trims include Active Premium, Allure Premium, GT and GT Premium. Allure Premium models have Visio Park 1 with a 180° reversing camera and front and rear parking sensors. GT models boast full LED headlights, 17” alloys, part leather seats and 8-colour ambient lighting.
Beautifully sculpted with a sporty stance and striking details like a gloss black roof spoiler, the 208 looks the part. Inside, the i-Cockpit has a 7” touchscreen (10” from GT) with plush materials, sports seats and a head-up instrument panel from Allure Premium.
The e-208 is the pick of the crop, with a near-silent, vibration-free drive and running costs as low as 3p per mile. You can toggle three drive modes, including Sport for performance (0-62 in 8.1s). The turbocharged engines are also great performers.
With a 311-litre boot, the 208 and e-208 have impressive load carrying ability. The 5-door body makes access easy and there are ISOFIX points on both rear outermost seats. Overall, this is a small car that works perfectly as a family runabout.
Living with it
With a configurable 3D head-up instrument panel, a 180° reversing camera, an electric parking brake and automatic air conditioning offered as standard in the range, the 208 and e-208 make life a whole lot easier. GT models also have Active Safety Brake.