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Peugeot 208 GT Hybrid Review

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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

Peugeot has introduced the revised 208 relatively recently.

The main difference in the newest 208 is the headlight design, which has been moved outwards to create a broader appearance. The updated face also incorporates Peugeot’s fresh logo and body-coloured highlights within the 208’s grille.

At the derrière, there is now a horizontal LED strip rear light signature – and a couple of exterior shades have been ushered in: Agueda Yellow and Selenium Grey.

The update also includes mild-hybrid PureTech petrol options. The GT Hybrid 136 e-DSC6, on test here, is equipped with an 1199cc three-pot engine and 136 horses. Clout is channelled via a six-speed automatic transmission fitted with a modest electric motor that helps to lower fuel consumption. If you drive the Peugeot without your right foot buried in the carpet, you’ll get between 54.5mpg and 65.0mpg.

That said, the powertrain can whip its way up to 62mph in 8.1 seconds, and the car’s maximum speed is 127mph. This means this little 208 can roar like a lion along motorways, but it’s just as content pootling around as the school-run shuttle. Indeed, integrating Peugeot’s e-DSC6 (Dual Shift Clutch) automatic transmission contributes to smooth and responsive driving performance, no matter the pace.

The 208 is also easy to park, so you’ll make some other parents jealous on the school run by slotting into the tight spots large SUV-driving mums and dads can’t.

Returning to the design, the latest Peugeot 208 GT embodies modernity and sophistication – there are no two ways about it. Its aerodynamic silhouette, distinctive LED lighting signatures, and bold exterior design elements exude a sense of premium craftsmanship.

The interior reflects a pleasant amalgamation of style and practicality, too. The cabin features high-quality materials, an intuitive infotainment system, and a driver-centric cockpit that offers maximum comfort and convenience.

Furthermore, the 208 GT Hybrid boasts a comprehensive suite of advanced safety and driver-assistance tech, including lane-keeping assist, speed limit recognition and recommendation, active safety braking, driver attention warning, and automatic hazard light activation upon heavy braking. These features elevate the vehicle’s safety standards and pave the way for a more relaxed and secure driving experience.

With its impressive powertrain, advanced technology, decent fuel efficiency and striking design, this Peugeot sets a high standard in its segment. Indeed, the 208 GT Hybrid 136 e-DSC6 undoubtedly merits consideration as a top contender in the realm of mild-hybrid cars and school–run mobiles.

Fast Facts – Peugeot 208 GT Hybrid 136 e-DSC6 – as tested:

  • Max speed: 127 mph
  • 0-62 mph: 8.1 secs
  • Fuel economy: 54.5mpg – 65.0mpg
  • Engine layout: 1199cc three-cylinder turbo petrol
  • Max. power (PS): 136
  • CO2: 105 g/km
  • Price: £28,460

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