Globally, the Peugeot 208 comes with three PureTech petrol engines – 1.0-litre (66bhp) and 1.2-litre (80bhp and 108bhp).
Peugeot 208 hatchback is one of the best selling models of the French carmaker in global markets.
Early this year, PSA (Peugeot Citroen Motors) confirmed its return to India with CK Birla group by 2020. With an investment plan of about Rs 700 crore, the French car manufacture will develop and sell vehicles and components in the country. Under this joint venture, the company will share its production plant and distribution networks with Hindustan Motors. Currently, the CK Birla Group’s Chennai-based facility also serves the Japanese SUV manufacturer – Mitsubishi.
Initially, the company aims to produce around 1 lakh units on annual basis. The production capacity will be increased progressively as per the overall demand and sales. The Chennai unit will serve both domestic and international market demands. In order to price their cars competitively, PSA aims to achieve a high degree of localization in India.
While the company hasn’t yet revealed its Indian portfolio, rumour has it that PSA will roll out three new models – 2008 urban crossover, 3008 SUV and 208 hatchback. Interestingly, the first images of the Peugeot 208 hatchback have popped up on the internet. However, there is no clarity whether the spotted model was a test mule or an imported private unit. Painted in white shade, the snapped 208 flaunts PureTech badge confirming its three-cylinder PureTech motor. Read – Iconic Hindustan Ambassador Brand Sold To Peugeot
In international markets, the Peugeot 208 comes with three PureTech petrol engine options – 1.0-litre (66bhp) and 1.2-litre (80bhp and 108bhp). The hatchback was also snapped back in 2015 with a 1.2-litre petrol engine. The recently captured model, too, is likely to feature the same unit. The front and rear Peugeot badges were covered under black tapes. First previewed in 2012, the Peugeot 208 is among the best selling models of the French carmaker in global markets.