New little number from Peugeot on its way

ORDER books for the all-new Peugeot 208 and e-208 opened last week, with deliveries due to start in early 2020.

Since April, buyers have been able to place a refundable £500 reservation on limited 208 and e-208 models; the GT Line 1.2L PureTech 100 S&S eight-speed automatic (EAT8), 1.5L BlueHDi 100 S&S six-speed manual and the 100 percent electric e-208, but now the entire range is available to order in readiness for its arrival next year.

The all-new 208 is available in Active, Allure, and GT Line trims, while the e-208 comes in Active, Allure, GT Line and range-topping GT specification. Prices for the all-new 208 and e-208 start from £16,250 and £25,050 respectively in Active trim. Prices for the e-208 include the Government Plug-in Car Grant, worth £3,500 at the current level. This is subject to formal approval by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), which Peugeot anticipate will be received in October 2019, though OLEV still reserve the right to alter or withdraw the Plug In Car Grant at any time.

The all-new e-208 uses a 50kWh battery and 136hp electric motor to provide a 211 mile range from a full charge under WLTP testing.

The all-new 208 is the first vehicle in Peugeot’s line-up to fulfil the company’s new philosophy of ‘choose your Peugeot, choose your powertrain’, and the 208 is also the first model to meet Peugeot’s promise of offering electrified variants across its entire model line-up by 2023.

C3 gets some real Flair

OUT of the same PSA Group stable as the all-new Peugeot 208, Citroën’s C3, the brand’s top-selling model in the UK, will receive several important updates from October.

Since its launch in 2017, C3 has become a byword for comfort amongst its peers in the segment and these latest range upgrades will further amplify the model’s customer appeal and desirability.

The number of trim levels in the range will be halved from six to just three - ‘Feel’, ‘Origins’ and ‘Flair Plus’.

‘Feel’ becomes the new entry point into the C3 range, but with nothing ‘entry level’ about the specification. Stylish 16-inch ‘Matrix’ alloy wheels; MirrorScreen® with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto; Lane Departure Warning, automatic air-conditioning, seven-inch colour touchscreen; and a choice of up to four optional roof colours (including body colour) adorn the ‘Feel’ specification.

Since its UK launch, 62 percent of C3 sales have been for the top two ‘Flair’ and ‘Flair Nav Edition’ trim levels. So, from October, both trim levels will be replaced by a new ‘Flair Plus’ trim that combines the wider engine and gearbox choice of outgoing ‘Flair’ models with the enhanced specification of ‘Flair Nav Edition’.

The updated Citroën C3 range can be ordered now, with first deliveries commencing from late October.