The Peugeot 208 supermini has been praised by AutoExpress for its style and innovative fuel saving technology in this year’s awards.
The 208 will replace the ageing 207 in the brands range and introduce a new stylish appeal that is likely to attract young buyers.
With the new 208 supermini set for release in the UK this week, Peugeot is hoping it will be the catalyst to bumping up its small car sales and competing against the lucrative Ford Fiesta.
Editor-in-Chief of Auto Express, Steve Fowler, said: “Peugeot is back on top of the small car class. The 208 has got it all: style, quality, space and kit, while it’s good to drive and super-efficient, too.”
The exterior of the 208 echoes the new Peugeot design language that is currently featured on the new Peugeot 3008 and on some of the new models of its sister brand, Citroen, specifically the DS5 model.
This new design language includes a much sportier appeal with streaked body contours and a more distinctive front grille.
The 208 has also been praised for its new engine range which includes a 1.0-litre petrol and a 1.4-litre diesel. The frugal 1.4-litre diesel emits just 87g/km and delivers a combined 83.1mpg. With these CO2 figures the 208 is exempt from road tax.
The Peugeot 208 starts from just £9,995.
Peugeot vehicles are available from Perry’s Peugeot dealerships.