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New Peugeot 208: electric variant caught winter testing

Friday 01/February/2019 - 08:25 PM
Sada El Balad
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Peugeot's all-new 208 is due to be unveiled in the coming weeks، and spy photographers have caught the electric version out cold weather testing.

The Renault Clio rival will be the first supermini on sale available with petrol، diesel and full-EV powertrain choices، and will be revealed in full at the Geneva motor show in March.


While this version looks no different from previous prototypes at first glance، the snappers claim that the prototype was silent while passing. The lack of a rear bumper cutout for the exhaust also shows this car's battery-powered propulsion.

The launch of the new 208، originally mooted for last، was pushed back until this year The PSA Group has been prioritising the expansion of DS، alongside a new range of Peugeot SUVs with the 3008 and 5008، plus an all-new 2008 also due next year.

Revealing new spy shots show the 208’s production design hidden behind a light body camouflage. It’s clear that inspiration for the overall shape has been taken from the larger 308، with details such as the intricate light designs adapted from newer models such as the 3008 SUV and 508 saloon.

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