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Peugeot 208 Allure (2020) 1.2 Pure Tech

Peugeot 208 allure 2020

The motor offers instant response, especially in Sport mode, along with 0-62mph in 8. Headroom is fine in the front, but rather limited for those behind, particularly if you specify a sunroof. The manual gearbox is a bit vague and long-of-throw, though. So it seems apt that the e-208 awaits the following morning. The five-ratio gearbox has a snappier shift than the six-speeder.

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Peugeot 208 Allure (2020) 1.2 Pure Tech

Peugeot 208 allure 2020

Unlike in a Ford Fiesta, you never feel fully connected to the car. Peugeot has been on a roll recently. Shame the fiddly touchscreen makes certain tasks, such as adjusting cabin temperature, a two-stage process. The pay-off is taut body-control and composed cornering. The e-208 feels similar to drive, too. The 75hp unit comes with a five-speed manual gearbox, the 100hp offers a six-speed manual or eight-speed auto, and the 130hp version is auto-only.

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2020 Peugeot 208 review: French flair with an electric edge

Peugeot 208 allure 2020

It also looks much cooler than the new Corsa. My other gripe concerns the ride, which never really settles down — even in the heavier 1,455kg e-208. Its snub nose is framed by sabre-toothed running lights, the squared-off C-pillar is a nod to the classic 205 and the gloss-black details are pleasingly premium. Elixir Red is one of three new colours — the others are Faro Yellow and Vertigo Blue. With just 1,165kg to propel, it does a convincing impression of a warm hatch indeed, 0-62mph in 8. Standard kit on Active includes air conditioning, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rear parking sensors and 16-inch alloys.

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2020 Peugeot 208 review: French flair with an electric edge

Peugeot 208 allure 2020

In Faro Yellow a no-cost option, seen here it looks fantastic: shrink-wrapped and squat of stance. Perhaps this is a deliberate ploy by Peugeot to differentiate its cars from softly-sprung Citroens. After lunch, I swap into the 100hp diesel. Peugeot says it can improve reaction times by 0. . So far, so good, but the 208 driving experience is more mixed.

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Peugeot 208 Allure

Peugeot 208 allure 2020

If you really want to save money, however, the 75hp petrol is the obvious choice. We are growing fast, developing the Motoring Research Network of freelancers around our highly experienced in-house team. New for the 208 is a 3D-effect driver display, which shifts important info to the foreground and looks vaguely like a hologram. The battery weighs 340kg — but with fewer moving parts, overall weight gain is around 300kg. Still, the new 208 does look avant-garde and, well, unboring. Elsewhere, chunky toggle switches and contrast stitching add some va-va-voom sorry, wrong brand and quality feels close to Volkswagen levels. The electric e-208 is much pricier, at £25,050 after the £3,500 government plug-in car grant is deducted, or £289 a month with £5,450 upfront.

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Peugeot 208 Allure

Peugeot 208 allure 2020

Taller drivers seem to struggle, complaining of squashed knees, but my 5ft 7in frame was amply accommodated. The marketing whizzkid responsible should be frog-marched from the office and tried for crimes against grammar. The e-208 has its electric motor beneath the bonnet and batteries under the back seat where the fuel tank would be , so interior and boot space are the same regardless of powertrain. For the former, those options are petrol, diesel or electric. It even comes with a proper handbrake, instead of an electric one.

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Peugeot 208 Allure

Peugeot 208 allure 2020

As its bestseller and most iconic model, the 208 should reaffirm that renaissance. The entry-level engine is gutless at first, but eager to rev. And the ride on smaller 16-inch wheels is more absorbent. . . .

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