The Peugeot 208 supermini has been given a 'substantial upgrade' for 2015 and goes on sale in June
5 March 2015

The Peugeot 208's 2015 facelift brings a host of revisions, including engines with CO2 emissions as low as 79g/km and a new trim level.

The whole range has been updated visually, as the 2015 Peugeot 208 gets a new front bumper with sharper lines, a wider grille and more chrome on the front end. There are new headlights from Active trim level up, complete with a new LED signature. There are also new LED lights at the rear.

Inside, there's a leather-trimmed steering wheel from Active trim upwards, while the dashboard has a new finish on high-spec versions. The 7.0in touchscreen, which is also available as standard from Active onwards, has been upgraded to get the latest software. This includes a new Mirror Screen function, which allows the screen of a compatible smartphone to be displayed.

The new trim level is called GT Line and aims to bring an element of the GTi's styling to the rest of the range. It's based on Allure trim and comes with visual upgrades such as an 'Equalizer' grille, gloss black surrounds to the grille and foglights, 17in alloy wheels, chrome window surrounds and exhaust finisher, GT Line badges on the grille, wings and bootlid, and red Peugeot badging front and rear. Inside, the GT Line gets sports seats with red stitching, gloss black door handles, a leather sports steering wheel, aluminium door sill strips and aluminium pedals. Chrome door mirrors are now standard from Allure trim upwards.

The 208 also comes with a new colour - Orange Power - and a new Menthol Pack, which brings a restyled grille with a gloss black grille finisher, gloss black surrounds to the front foglights, black door mirrors and coloured side repeaters. There is also the choice of two new 16in and 17in alloy wheels.

The engine range has also been updated, with Peugeot claiming that all of its diesel versions now emit less than 95g/km. There are three 1.6-litre diesels, in 74bhp, 99bhp and 118bhp power outputs. Both the 74bhp and the 99bhp versions are paired with a five-speed gearbox and emit just 79g/km. The 118bhp version comes with a six-speed manual 'box and emits 94g/km. The two most powerful of these come with engine stop-start technology, whereas the 1.6 BlueHDi 75 doesn't.

There is also a new 108bhp petrol engine. The turbocharged 1.2 PureTech 110 petrol is the same unit that features in the larger Peugeot 308, and comes with engine stop-start technology, a five-speed gearbox and CO2 emissions of 103g/km.

The other two petrol engines - a 67bhp 1.0-litre and an 81bhp 1.2-litre - are both unchanged.

Final pricing has not yet been announced but is expected to be revealed closer to the car's June on-sale date. 

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19 February 2015
Is it that time already? I like the 208, its a good looking small car. The updates haven't done anything to damage that.

19 February 2015
I preferred the current one. It felt more true to that original SR1 concept that Peugeot previewed their new design direction with. The front end looks slightly heavier than before but the engine changes will no doubt help.


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19 February 2015
A nice looking car and I am really surprised no one has copied the instrument positioning, it worked really well for me when I hired one in France........

......however, the gearchange is truly appalling (2k on clock) and the Turbo Diesel engine, off turbo, is dangerously slow on acceleration when, for instance, pulling onto a fast flowing roundabout.

The dash felt like it was made out of compressed Cornflake boxes too.........

19 February 2015
What are they doing with the grille?

"Hmm the guppy look of the 207 looked good to me, let's re-apply it!"

Come on Peugeot, get back to the good looks of the x05 and x06 ranges, forget the x07s ever existed!

19 February 2015
Nice looking car inside and out, impressive engines too. What's not to like, over to you 'professional no bias' car reviewers.

 

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19 February 2015
Not sure how many 208's have sold but I still see more 206's around these parts. Shame as It look to be an OK package.

19 February 2015
.....but it's still a good-looking car. Just wonder how many sales are lost through the high set binnacle?

7 March 2015
It doesn't really look any different. Then again, in my mind the 208 is a new car and I'm amazed its already facelift time.
Peugeot must be disappointed that the 208 hasn't set the European sales alight however.

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