Published: February 24, 2015 | Poissy, France and Trnava, Slovakia
Three years after its launch, the Peugeot 208 – has advanced from a substantial upgrade to enhance and boost its appeal over the competition. No area has been neglected in the creation of this new generation vehicle. The assertive styling, elevated by the 3D LED rear lamps fitted as standard, with original colours and a new range of infotainment and connectivity options.
A quality and refined interior built around driving sensations
Inside the new Peugeot 208 we find the Peugeot i-Cockpit, an innovative arrangement of instruments and controls that has been warmly received by customers since launch. In 2012, the Peugeot 208 introduced this totally original concept, which delivers a stimulating, incisive and safe drive, since also adopted by the Peugeot 2008 and 308. The Peugeot i-Cockpit comprises a compact steering wheel, a head-up instrument panel and a large touch screen.
The Peugeot 208 was one of the first vehicles in the segment to make touch technology and connectivity widely available, with its large 7-inch screen being fitted to more than 80% of versions sold since launch. It is also one of the rare hatches in the segment to offer the option of Park Assist, an active parking assistance system allowing a vehicle to park in and leave a parallel parking space automatically.
Today, the new Peugeot 208 maintains this lead by offering two new systems associated with urban use of the vehicle: Active City Brake and the Reversing camera.
Ever more responsive and diverse connectivity
Connected to its time, the new Peugeot 208 offers the MirrorScreen function, allowing the user to duplicate the screen of their smartphone compatible with Mirrorlink® or Carplay® displayed on the vehicle’s touch screen, so as to easily make use of the best of its applications. This solution combines all of the advantages, maintaining the visibility and ergonomics of the mobile applications in complete safety, while benefitting from the size of the Peugeot 208’s touch screen.
Access to applications depends on the status of the vehicle whether it is moving or stationary. While moving the driver can use applications created for driving such as navigation or infotainment (webradio). The compatible applications developed to date include iCoyote, Parkopedia, Glympse, and the Sygic navigation application.