Peugeot 208 premium hatch spotted in Mumbai – Spied

Posted on: Aug 27, 2015 - 8:03pm IST

If localized well, it could be a Hyundai Elite i20 rival.

The Peugeot 208 hatchback has been spotted in Mumbai by Motor Octane, adding substance to reports that the French company is attempting to enter India for the third time. We remind readers that car manufacturers in India are known to import global cars for benchmarking. Some companies like Renault, have used India as a test bed for upcoming vehicles.

Peugeot 208 spotted in India front view

The 208 is a premium hatchback and it seems that it has come at a time when the demand in this segment is quite strong.

The 208 is powered by naturally aspirated 1.0-liter and 1.2-liter PureTech petrol engines producing 68 bhp and 82 bhp respectively. There is also a turbocharged version of the 1.2-liter unit that develops 110 bhp. These motors are paired to either a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearboxes. The diesel range gets the 1.6-liter, three-cylinder units that churn out 75 bhp and 100 bhp and are mated to a 5-speed manual. There is also a high output 1.6-liter diesel unit capable of 120 bhp and is offered only with a 6-speed manual transmission.

Peugeot 208 spotted in India

The 208 is fitted with a 7-inch touch screen infotainment system and also gets features such as park assist, Active City Brake and reversing camera. The Active City Brake technology (automatic urban braking when there is a risk of collision) is a new system that reduces the seriousness of an accident by applying brakes in case the driver fails to react; this system works in speeds under 20 mph (30 km/h).

Peugeot 208 Roland Garros Edition interior at the 2014 Paris Motor Show
The 208 comes with a 7-inch touch screen infotainment system and also gets features such as park assist, Active City Brake and reversing camera.

Peugeot will also look to increase localized content in a bid to aggressively price the 208, and to get there, it has to launch a factory, partner with a current player, or buy an existing facility.

Peugeot 208 – Image Gallery

[Source: Motor Octane]

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One thought on “Peugeot 208 premium hatch spotted in Mumbai – Spied

  1. k s pradeep says:

    If everything had gone well the French gaint would have been a household name a very longback,but the brief
    stint with the 307 it had left its mark very much.So let us hope even this attempt will not bite the dust and hopefully the sub-continent may have the chance to witness the gala model line-up from its stable that for the die hard diesel penchants ruling the game plan of each and every automobile companies operating here and personally for me I will be glad to see at first the Legendary 406 in all brick back versions.


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