Motor1 France has rendered the new-generation Peugeot 208 hatchback. The digital rendering previews the sportier version of the hatch sharing some of its design bits with the new Peugeot 508 GT. The new 2019 Peugeot 208 is likely to have its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show that will be held from 7th to 17th March next year.
Similar to the new Peugeot 2008 compact SUV, the 2019 Peugeot 208 will be designed on the CMP (Common Modular Platform) which is developed jointly by PSA and Dongfeng Motor. The new platform will make the hatch 40kg lighter and more spacious than the current model. It will also make it compatible to different engines.
Peugeot 208 Picture Gallery
On the engine front, the 2019 Peugeot 208 will get new-generation 1.5-litre HDi diesel powertrains along with 1.2-litre petrol motors. The performance version of the hatchback (Peugeot 208 GTi) is reported to get an all-new 1.6-litre THP petrol engine that will deliver power close to 220bhp. Rumour also has it that the carmaker might offer a hybrid powertrain on the hatchback carline. Read – Iconic Hindustan Ambassador Brand Sold To Peugeot
While there no official word about its India launch, the Peugeot 208 was spotted testing in the country. The hatchback features a large grille with chrome surround, signature bumper, sweptback projector headlamps with LED DRLs and round fog lamps at the front end.
Globally, the 208 hatchback comes with multiple petrol and diesel engine options. In India, it could get a 1.2L PureTech petrol and a 1.4L diesel powertrains. In the hatchback space, the 2019 Peugeot 208 will take on the Maruti Suzuki Swift and the Hyundai Grand i10.
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