The 208 is a stylish and affordable supermini with plenty of standard equipment. Available in three or five-door iterations, the 208 also features an upmarket cabin and a range of cost-effective engines.
The chunkily aerodynamic 208 has its curves in all the right places, from a smartly contoured bonnet to subtle creases along the flanks. The vehicle’s rear fascia features a sports spoiler and a chrome double exhaust pipe. Body-coloured door handles and electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, along with LED tail lights, are just some of the features that come as standard. Active trims add 15-inch alloy wheels and LED daytime running lights, while Allure grades feature 16-inch alloys, chrome door mirrors, dark-tinted rear windows, automatic headlights and cornering-assist fog lamps.
A well-appointed five-seat cabin is upholstered in Black Horizon cloth. Standard features include remote-controlled central locking, cruise control with speed limiter, electric front windows and air conditioning. The 208 possesses a 285-litre boot. Active grades feature a leather steering wheel, while Allure trims add an auto-dimming rear-view mirror.
A 1.0-litre 68bhp petrol engine is the cheapest option available, delivering 64.2mpg and 102g/km of CO2. A 1.6-litre diesel unit produces 74bhp and 230Nm of torque, and returns as much as 80.7mpg with CO2 emissions as low as 90g/km, making it the most efficient choice. Both engines are available with entry-level Access trims and are paired with five-speed manual transmission.
An FM/AM radio and CD player, steering-wheel mounted audio controls and Bluetooth, USB and AUX connectivity are standard inclusions. Active grades add a DAB radio, a colour touchscreen and Mirror Screen compatibility.
Safety features include Electronic Stability Programme, Anti-Lock Braking System, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and six airbags. Rear parking assist is available with Allure trims and above.