2023 Peugeot 208 revealed

New Peugeot 208 brings an updated design, both inside and out, plus new hybrid engine options and a longer range for the electric e-208. Here’s everything else you need to know...

2023 Peugeot 208 front tracking

On sale October | Price from £21,000 (est)

Cheese, wine and whisky all improve with age. And, arguably, you can now add the current Peugeot 208 to that list because, four years after it first went on sale, it’s been given more efficient engines and – in electric form – a longer range between charges.

Indeed, the fully electric Peugeot e-208 now has an official range of 248 miles, whereas it was previously capable of only 222 miles. At the same time, power has been hiked from 134bhp to 156bhp. It’s just a pity that the e-208 still can’t match the 281 miles between stops of the MG4 EV Long Range.

As for the regular, petrol-powered 208, this is now available with a 1.2-litre mild hybrid engine, which comes in 100bhp and 136bhp guises. Either way, a small electric motor means it can occasionally run on electric power at low speeds, while also boosting performance and efficiency.

2023 Peugeot 208 rear tracking

Alternatively, you can still have a non-hybrid 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, with either 74bhp or 99bhp. This is available with a manual or automatic gearbox, whichever output you go for, whereas mild hybrid 208s are automatic only.

Given that the 208 was arguably one of the more stylish cars in the small car class, Peugeot has made only minor tweaks to the exterior design. These include new lights front and rear, a reshaped rear bumper and a slightly wider front grille. The latter also now houses Peugeot’s latest logo.

Inside, all 208s come as standard with a 10.0in touchscreen infotainment system, while upper trims feature a 10.0in digital driver’s display. As before, lower trims are fitted with analogue dials and a 3.5in information display.

2023 Peugeot 208 interior dashboard

Elsewhere, the design of the interior is largely unchanged, bar a new design for the gear lever. Still, the 208 already had one of the best interiors of any small car – especially in terms of quality.

Details on standard kit are yet to be confirmed, but we do know that the revised 208 will come in three trim levels: Active, Allure and GT.

Expect prices to start from around £21,000, making the 208 slightly more expensive than entry-level versions of the Skoda Fabia and Volkswagen Polo.

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