It is based on the concept version of the 208 XY that turned heads at the Geneva Motor Show in March and will make an exciting edition to the new 208 family.
Six colours will be offered, including a sumptuous new colour for Peugeot – purple. The purple theme is carried through to the exterior details, with subtle hints of the colour on the central wheel caps and on the brand’s logos. Adding to the strikingly luxurious ambience are gloss black touches on the central pillar and quarter panel trim, whilst bursts of bright chrome provide a beautifully stylish touch.
The light signature is crucial to the Peugeot 208 XY’s sense of urban class. It utilises LED technology for its daytime lighting and indicators, which enclose the main headlamps – bringing to mind a pair of cool, confident, feline eyes.
Completing the exterior look are the 17-inch, diamond-Anthra Mercure multi-spoke wheels and the dynamic 208 XY logo on the tailgate.
Inside, refinement reigns. ‘Light and bright’ has been Peugeot’s mantra, and this is reflected in the sophisticated ‘togetherness’ of the interior’s design. Each component has been carefully crafted to accentuate the stylish ambience – from the dashboard decorations to the seat belts and steering wheel insert. With its cloth and Alcantara seats, and premium-quality mats – overstitched in that crucial purple hue – the 208 XY doesn’t disappoint when it comes to quality and luxury.
To finish, Peugeot has installed a suite of metallic embellishments – chrome on the door trims and vents; an aluminium footrest and pedal bracket; a bronze dashboard with a graduated bronze-black decoration.
The passenger compartment is designed to be spacious and ergonomic – everything’s already in its right place. So the large touchscreen, like the one in the Peugeot 208, is placed within easy reach of the steering wheel, which features perforated full-grain leather for definitive driver comfort.
The new, reformed city car will be offered with a choice of two petrol and three diesel engines, all of which offer a refined balance of efficiency and performance. The 1.6-litre diesel e-HDi 92 FAP version – available with a manual or EGC gearbox – boasts an energy efficiency rating of just 98g/km.
Other options available to customers include a range of trims, dynamic cornering lighting and heated seats. These options complement the already-advanced standard-fit features in the 208 XY, such as ambience backlighting, a speed limiter, a panoramic glass roof, and dual-zone automatic air conditioning.