Released in 2019, the second generation of Peugeot 208 is already thinking about its overhaul. What changes can we expect on the techno and aesthetic side in 2023?
New Peugeot 208 2023: what changes during restyling? – Regularly trusting the place of No. 1 in European sales, all categories combined, the Sochalian city car is already asserting itself, two years after its launch, as a huge box. A success that will not prevent it, in 2023, from review your copy in order to stay in the race, as the competition is sharpening.
By opting for a 100% electric variant, called e-208, when the Clio 5 opted for hybridization, we did not give a lot of the skin of the Peugeot to shine commercially. But the figures speak for themselves, and seem to prove the 208 right: whether on the French market or in Europe, it is clearly ahead of its competitor of the Losange, and does not intend to rest on its laurels.
Current 2023, it will widen its grille to acquire a new pattern revolving around the coat of arms inaugurated by the 308, early 2020. A new logo that the 208 will proudly display on its front fenders, its revisited rims, as well as at the base of the tailgate. Coming back to the bow, the Franche-Comté could save on new lighthouses, unless they use LED Matrix technology, such as the Restyled polo shirt. Conversely, its front bumper will offer a new design, more pierced with air inlets, whether real or fictitious. In order not to obstruct the grille, the base of which should be raised by a handful of centimeters, the license plate will likely migrate lower. At the rear, few changes are expected, and it is still too early to mention any modification to the level of the lights or the shield.
A real electric range?
It is more certain that the restyled Peugeot 208 will modernize its range of thermal engines, with a probable conversion of its 3-cylinder petrol to 48 V light hybridization. As for the 100% electric powertrain, it is rumored that a more powerful variant will support the current 100 kW (136 hp) engine, for the needs of a sporty model, badged PSE. Without reaching the characteristics of the late one 208 GTi (208 ch), the future e-208 PSE would run around 170 hp largely sufficient to offer accelerations similar to, or even greater than, those of its predecessor, thanks to the immediacy of the maximum torque, inherent in electromotors.
In addition to this quest for power, the restyled Peugeot e-208 should also improve the capacity of its battery, and why not offer a real range, with several levels of autonomy offered. We bet that the 400 km WLTP will be greatly exceeded to do better than the current one Renault Zoe.
New Peugeot 208 price
Launched in the during the year 2023, the new restyled Peugeot 208 will also see its prices change. Its base price will then blithely exceed € 17,000., no doubt.
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