Peugeot 206 met a huge success. Peugeot kept the following Peugeot 207 esthetically close to 206, which caused this 207 to suffer at the end of its career. For the next model, Peugeot 208, a key model for the french car maker, Peugeot chose
brand new model from scratch. Peugeot is communicating that this Peugeot 208 'jumped' on generation (same argument that Renault for the Renault Clio 4, or Honda for the new 2013 Civic).
This Peugeot 208 has a new philosophy,
at the outisde like at the inside. The new Peugeot design is fully here, sith the floating frame, and a more luxury look.
Peugeot 208 is losing weight (110 kg!), lenght, while increasing the space for passengers or trunk.
peugeot 208 is a compact car, visually close toToyota Yaris.
At the inside, progress are huge, with an all-new ergonomy.
Instrumentation is moved up in the driver vision field, the wheel is smaller, and a large tactile LCD screen is at driver's reach on top of center console, controlling most of the car functions (entretainment, A/C,..).
Peugeot made the choice of differenciating strongly the 3 and 5 doors versions of its Peugeot 208. The 3 doors Peugeot 208 is dynamic, sporty, with a special line on the flanks.
Presentation of exterior design of 5 doors version of Peugeot 208.
Presentation of the inside of Peugeot 208. Innovating, with a brand new ergonomy, but not really pretty.
The key element of this cockpit is the large tactile LCD screen. But its integration in the console is not a big success.
Main dimensons of Peugeot 208.
Some drawings of Peugeot 208.