[Scoop] Peugeot 208 (2019). Our revelations on the new 208 2

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Disappearance of the three-door body, GTi versions and some engines: Peugeot does the spring cleaning in the range 208. If the manufacturer separates from the less profitable variants, the replacement of the Sochaux city car is however programmed only in autumn 2019. Take date: his presentation will be held in March 2019 on the occasion of the Geneva Motor Show when Renault will launch in the big bath its new Clio 5 .
More feline than ever Fractal Concept Unlike the latter, the new 208 will change its morphology radically inspired by the dynamic style of the Fractal concept , unveiled at the Frankfurt show in 2015. At the time, Matthias Hossan (responsible for this concept) did not say: “l Fractal’s message is to test the new themes (long hood, inclined front side) on a more compact model. . Exit the blistering lines, the short and plunging bonnet and the large headlight optics … since the current model is considered too frail by European customers. Only available in five doors, the second version adopts a high and flat hood, an inclined grille, bodybuilded wings and a vertical light signature , initiated by the 508 . The flanks will be carved including a large comma while the taillights will be connected by a black banner. The two views of our illustrator correspond to GT Line and GT versions who will have a specific typing (grille with checkerboard, LED light signature, double exhaust …). The new longer and wider platform is no stranger to athleticism. To read. The secret calendar of the future Peugeot Unpublished database Called CMP, it will be inaugurated at first by the DS3 Crossback which will be marketed in March 2019. Among its specificities, we note an elongated wheelbase that will carry the length of the 208 to about 4.03 m (against 3.96 m currently). All for the benefit of rear habitability (legroom and shoulder width) but also the volume of chest that should exceed 300 l (285 l today). The Volkswagen Polo for example, offers 351 l for 4.05 m long. The driver will not be outdone since the new under (steering, suspension, running gear …) of the 208 will sublimate pleasure driving.
Evolution of the i-Cockpit Inaugurated on the 208 in 2012, the famous i-Cockpit (small steering wheel, high instrumentation and touch screen) will benefit from evolutions to erase its main gap: the visibility of the meters. To which, Peugeot has already responded with the adoption of a double-flat flywheel on 3008 , 5008 and 508 . But, according to Laurent Blanchet, product manager Peugeot, the youngest one will benefit from a strong content inside. Which will also be, by the way, the creed of the new Clio 5. Interior of the Fractal concept One can expect a digital counter on the top finishes as well as a multimedia screen of rectangular shape. All with a sleek style of the dashboard in the image of that of the Fractal concept car. Moreover, the idea of ​​the fine arch at the center console should not remain a dead letter. The new 208 will also enrich its technological baggage by drawing from the equipment catalog of the higher models: blind spot detector, automatic parking assist, adaptive cruise control. And, among the unpublished, the opening the doors and starting via smartphone or autonomous driving in the plugs … Thermal and electrical According to our information, the 208 will build on the current 1.2 PureTech of 82 and 110 hp which will be joined by the unpublished 1.2 PureTech of 155 hp (instead of the 1.6 THP 165 hp). The GTi version will rely on the 1.6 THP inflated to 225-230 hp. In diesel, Peugeot should reduce its offer to 1.5 BlueHDi 100 and 130 hp. Diagram of the electrical 208 By the end of 2019, an electric version will join the catalog, driven by a 115 hp engine and a battery of 50 kWh. Peugeot announces a range of 350 km (on the new WLTP certification cycle). It will also offer induction charging. By 2021-2022, gasoline engines will be associated with a “48V light hybridization” architecture composed of a small electric machine (alternator-starter type) and a storage battery. Objective: to reduce consumption and CO 2 by optimizing energy recovery during braking and deceleration.
Made in Slovakia Trnava factory in Slovakia While most of the current 208 are produced in Trnava in Slovakia (except the high-end versions and GTi …), all future 208 will be produced outside France for reasons of cost. The current Poissy site in the Paris region will be dedicated to the manufacture of the DS3 Crossback, which will be presented at the Mondial de Paris next October. An exile that will also concern the 2008 II (planned for early 2020) whose production will pass from Mulhouse to Vigo in Spain. For the anecdote, the new Peugeot 208 will also serve as a complete basis for the future Opel Corsa 6 (autumn 2019).

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