Motor1 France's illustrator has created a rendering of the next-gen Peugeot 208 with styling bits incorporated from the all-new Peugeot 508 GT. The website says this sketch provides for a sportier take of the small car, and that the real design will be a bit conservative.
Expected to be revealed at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the next-gen Peugeot 208 will be underpinned by the CMP or Common Modular Platform, co-developed by PSA and Dongfeng Motor. The new platform is expected to give designers more space to work with on the interior while offering a 40 kg weight saving. It will also underpin the next generation 2019 Peugeot 2008 which is expected to debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show.
On the powertrain front, the 2019 208 will feature new generation 1.5-liter HDi diesel engines, while the petrol would be 1.2-liter units. The performance-oriented 208 GTi is expected with an all-new 1.6-liter THP petrol unit with as much as 220 hp. According to reports, a hybrid could also be in the offing.
Reports last year said that Peugeot will re-enter the Indian market with the next-gen 208 by 2020. The French carmaker has announced joint ventures with CK Birla's subsidiary companies to assemble and market its products and to manufacture powertrains (with subsidiary Avtec Ltd).
Before local manufacturing, reports state Peugeot could start making its cars and SUVs through CKD kits.
[Source - fr.Motor1.com]