Breaking: Peugeot joins the future league– unveils e-208 at Geneva motor show 2019

02/28/2019

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As the automotive world is changing rapidly, Peugeot has taken the bold step to answer the questions of the future with its Peugeot e-208 set to be unveiled.

As Nigeria decides 2019 is on-going, with Nigerians deciding their future leaders, brands like Peugeot are also deciding their future. Peugeot, a car brand that has a significant presence in Nigeria from the 1970s, has decided to join the league of leading car technologies of the future. Peugeot has announced they will premiere the Peugeot e-208 at the Geneva motor show slated to hold from 7th through 17th of March 2019. Peugeot e-208, a 100% electric vehicle (EV) will also be available as a petrol or diesel option. As brought to you by Naijauto – your No. 1 online car sales portal in Nigeria.

What’s under the hood or is it the floor?

The e-208 is a zero-emission electric vehicle that will be powered by 100kW electric motor and a 50kWh battery. This automobile masterpiece can reach a range of 211 miles based on WLTP procedures. The battery is located beneath the floor plan of the vehicle allowing for unhindered cargo space within the car, just like the petrol and diesel option. The battery also comes with eight years of warranty.

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The Peugeot e-208 - Poised with high expectation, energy, and emotion!

Its performance will also be based on three unique configurations vis-a-vis range, comfort, and driver customised performance, and designated as Eco, Normal and Sport respectively.

Charging modus operandi!

Charging the e-208 may be done using domestic sockets (takes 20 hours), using a dedicated charging point (8 hours) or by using a public terminal which can garner up to 80% of its battery capacity in 30 minutes using a 100 kW charging station.

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The e-208 is a zero-emission EV coupled with ist stimulating driving experience!

Other high tech charging options include remote activation using the 3D navigation coloured touch screen connection, or by using the smartphone App – MyPeugeot. MyPeugeot smartphone App is also used to control the heating system which includes both air conditioning and heating the window frosting with the improved 5kw high-powered heater.

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The e-208 is a zero-emission electric vehicle that will be powered by 100kW electric motor and a 50kWh battery

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The battery also comes with eight years of warranty

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The French automaker has launched a range of supporting services to ease the transitions

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Both interior and exterior designs are bursting with drop-dead gorgeousness

Peugeot supporting services for EVs

Peugeot understands the peculiarities and challenges faced in transitioning from petrol cars to EVs, and has launched a range of supporting services to ease the transitions. Though these services are available in countries where the infrastructures for EVs are already in place, Peugeot is still improving on these services for better implementation. The services basically help with easy charging and easy mobility with things like the trip planner, mobility pass, coaching available on MyPeugeot App, Serenity with new digital journey simulators, special service contract, and battery capacity certificate.

​​​The revamped Peugeot 208 petrol and diesel options

Nigerian automobile users have not been left out by Peugeot in their quest to claim a piece of the future, as they have improved the petrol and diesel options called the Peugeot 208 (without the “e”). The all-new Peugeot 208 with the euro6d engine now has a reduced Co2 emission, 30 kg less than the previous versions and now has improved aerodynamics. It is built on the most advanced CMP platforms with optimised powertrains and reduced roll resistance.

The new Peugeot 208 comes as a 3-cylinder 1.2 l petrol engine with one of 75 S&S 5-speed manual, 100 S&S 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic or 130 S&S 8-speed automatic car. The four-cylinder 1.5 l diesel engine is available as Blue HDi 100 S&S 6-speed manual car.

The new Peugeot e-208 - answering the question of the future now!

Comfort and safety guaranteed with Peugeot driver assist!

The Peugeot 208 is now more comfortable and safer with the new driver assist. It comes with features like lane positioning, full park assist, adaptive cruise control, stop-and-go cruise control, and driver attention monitoring technology.

Other safety features include traffic sign and speed limit recognition, headlight dipping, blind spot monitoring, and electronic parking brake.

Fantastic design for the e-208 and 208

Both interior and exterior designs are bursting with drop-dead gorgeousness. From the configurable head-up display, multifunctional steering wheel, 7-inche or 10-inch touchscreen display, to the personalised RGB LED lights; all combined makes the 208 fun to drive.

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Peugeot 208 offers a tasteful level of comfort even for its size!

The exterior design is also an embodiment of stylish, sporty demeanour. The long bonnet, large chrome plated grilles, iconic Lion on the front bumper with a glossy black wheeled arc extension found on the GT model, and a seductive monogram “e” is pasted on the rear quarter panel for the e-208. It is safe to say that Peugeot has successfully delivered a masterpiece of high technology and modern design in the Peugeot 208.

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Charging the e-208 may be done using domestic sockets (takes 20 hours)

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The battery is located beneath the floor plan of the vehicle allowing for unhindered cargo space within the car

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The Peugeot 208 (the petrol version) is now more comfortable and safer with the new driver assist

Conclusion

“We are all so excited at PEUGEOT to be building towards our goal of a full electric range by 2023...” this statement made by David Peele, MD of Peugeot UK, sums it up for Naijauto.

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