Peugeot 208 Black Edition launched as only three-door model
Market demand encourages Peugeot to streamline its range; single three-door version of regular car added to line-up
The Peugeot 208 Black Edition has been launched as the sole remaining three-door version of the regular model, reflecting market demand for more practical five-door variants.
The Black Edition starts at £14,595, and comes with a 1.2 Puretech 82 engine that produces 82bhp and offers 62.8mpg combined. It gets a higher-specification infotainment system with Apple Carplay, Bluetooth connectivity and a DAB radio as standard.
There are also 16in wheels and tinted rear windows, and three exterior colours are offered: Hurricane Grey, Bianca White, and Nera Black. Cars are finished with gloss black trim.
No official images have been released at this stage, although the car is shown in Peugeot’s latest 208 range specifications list. The image above is from that brochure.
All other versions of the regular 208 – so that excludes the GTI performance models which remain three-door only – are sold with five-door bodystyles. Three trim levels are offered for the five doors, Active, Allure and GT Line, with prices starting at £14,000 for the base car.
A Peugeot spokesman said the changes to the range reflected market demand in the UK. “We consistently review our range to ensure that they are current, in line with the market and suit customer needs,” they said. “Therefore we have updated the 208 range from February, including engine changes, new equipment and introducing a new model.”
Source: Autocar Online