Market demand encourages Peugeot to streamline its range; single three-door version of regular car added to line-up

The Peugeot 208 three-door bodystyle has been axed from all but one model in the range, reflecting market demand for more practical five-door variants.

Called the 208 Black Edition three-door, it starts at £14,595 and comes with a 1.2 Puretech 82 engine that produces 82bhp and offers 62.8mpg combined. It gets a higher-specification infotainment system with Apple Carplay, Bluetooth connectivity and a DAB radio as standard.

There are also 16in wheels and tinted rear windows, and three exterior colours are offered: Hurricane Grey, Bianca White, and Nera Black. Cars are finished with gloss black trim.

No official images have been released at this stage, although the car is shown in Peugeot's latest 208 range specifications list. The image above is from that brochure.

All other versions of the regular 208 – so that excludes the GTI performance models which remain three-door only – are sold with five-door bodystyles. Three trim levels are offered for the five doors, Active, Allure and GT Line, with prices starting at £14,000 for the base car.

A Peugeot spokesman said the changes to the range reflected market demand in the UK. “We consistently review our range to ensure that they are current, in line with the market and suit customer needs,” they said. “Therefore we have updated the 208 range from February, including engine changes, new equipment and introducing a new model.”

 

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2 February 2017
I fail to why when you make the shell already, why in today's computerised world of personalisation, and adding options you cant order what you want from the factory. Seems daft to limit people to an unappealing special edition

2 February 2017
artill wrote:

I fail to why when you make the shell already, why in today's computerised world of personalisation, and adding options you cant order what you want from the factory. Seems daft to limit people to an unappealing special edition

Or, maybe most people order the 3-door in this spec, so streamline the range and give people what they want

4 February 2017
I see plenty of recent model Polos, Fiestas, Ibizas, 208s, etc on the roads, yet manufacturers are increasingly saying there is reduced demand. Is someone forcing these people to buy these cars?

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