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A More In-Depth Look At The Stunning Peugeot 208

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If you’re looking for an upgrade from the 207, this is it!

Everyone has been talking about the Peugeot 208 and how it has so much to live up to, thanks to previous successful models such as the 205 and 306. The 208 inherited the ‘PF1’ platform from the 207, so even though the interior and some of the car’s specifications have changed the mechanicals haven’t.

The most significant development process is the 208’s kerb weight, which with the same 1.4 HDi engine as the 207 it has now been said to weigh 100kg less. Peugeot is claiming that the entry level three model with its 1.0 litre three-cylinder petrol engine, clocks in at just 975kg, showing quite clearly progress has been made.

The car’s length has shrunk (marginally) from the previous Peugeot 207, the front overhang has been reduced by 60mm and the rear end tucks in by 10mm. Despite the smaller size, it has freed up an extra 50mm of legroom for rear passengers from the design and installation of slimmer seat backs.

The Peugeot 208’s interior is something to say ‘wow’ about, creating plenty of room for four adults but even three in the back would be possible. The front seats are widely adjustable and the boot is good by class standards, the rear seats split and are able to fold adequately finishing with an interestingly designed cabin.

The car manages to stand out from the supermini crowd due to its brave style for both the three and five-door models. The 208 gets extra points from its bright LED daytime lights, colour-coded door mirror housing, privacy glass on the rear windows and 16-inch alloy wheels. The Peugeot 208 GTi and XY models are much bolder with a fitted grille, twin exhausts, roof spoiler, extended sills, wheel arches, figure hugging sport seats, LED daytime lights and a choice of 16 or 17-inch alloys, all which pitch in to the GTi and XY edgy designs.

The 208 is loosely based on the same groundwork as the 207, resulting in the car being a composed and capable car on the road. Although the 208 doesn’t feature the most practical suspension set-up, the car benefits from other features such as: quick steering, strong grip and body control. The 208 has been built more solidly than previous models with all the car safety credentials at a top-notch level. The car gets six airbags, a speed limiter, stability control and five star Euro NCAP crash test rating.

If you are looking for a new Peugeot, why not take a look at our favoured 208 models available here at Richard Hardie

Car Finance Options Explained…

Car Finance Options Explained…

Posted on: 21st Jun 2018

Finding the right car that’s suitable for you is an exciting experience but deciding how to pay for your new car can be a challenge as there are various options to choose from, some of which not everyone fully understands. Below we will explain the most popular forms of payment options, to help you decide which one is right for you.

MOT Changes 2018

MOT Changes 2018

Posted on: 19th May 2018

As of 20th May 2018, the MOT test has undergone some of the most significant changes of its near 60-year history. Some of the changes include new defect categories, stricter rules for Diesel car emissions and some cars over 40-year-old will be exempt from the MOT test. The main changes which you need to know about are explained below.

Richard Hardie Durham Supporting Local Hospice

Richard Hardie Durham Supporting Local Hospice

Posted on: 19th Jan 2018

Both the Sales and Service team at Richard Hardie Durham have helped to support St Cuthbert’s Hospice, a local charity offering care services to people with life limiting conditions.

Driving Test Changes In December 2017

Driving Test Changes In December 2017

Posted on: 4th Dec 2017

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have confirmed that from today (Monday 4th December), changes to the driving test are now in effect.