Peugeot 208 powered by Euro5-compliant engines

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The Peugeot 208 may be supermini-sized on the outside, but space inside is generous enough for both passengers and luggage, in fact it’s a real design gem.

Bursting with tasteful touches throughout the car from its leather wrapped “racing” steering wheel to its beautifully appointed I-cockpit, a 7 touchscreen infotainment system, bright LED daytime running lights and zippy engine, it’s fun to drive, and…sips fuel.

All 208 models are now powered by Euro5-compliant engines featuring our award-winning PureTech technology, which deliver ample zip and impressive economy.

The normally aspirated 1.2-litre engine in the Peugeot 208 1.2 Active is extremely frugal, recording a combined-cycle fuel consumption figure of 4.3 litres/100km, while the CO2 emissions dip to just 99g/km. The three-cylinder is credited with 60kW/118Nm.

“The 208 has been a stalwart performer in the Peugeot stable and is our mainstream volume seller. Besides its styling and many characteristics, we’ve realised that affordability is one of the key factors in the buying decision process,” says Francisco Gaie, Peugeot Citroën South Africa.

We’ve acknowledged this and are currently offering the 208 Active at the very competitive price of ZAR2 499 PM or a R25 000 to structure your personalised deal or at ZAR224 900 including *1 Year Insurance! At this price there is no better time to own a Peugeot 208.

The Peugeot 208 has proven that when it comes to quality and long-term ownership it’s a “winner” too.

Perception still suggests that Peugeot parts are expensive, which is not the reality as proven by the Kinsey report which annually evaluates the costs of approximately 35 common items and components from a broad range of manufacturers.

Assessed across three categories of service, maintenance and ‘crash’ items the Kinsey report confirmed that the 208 is one of the most affordable cars to own maintain and insure.

It won with the most affordable parts basket in the supermini segment in 2013, came second in 2014, third in 2015 and won again in 2016, an impressive record!

Being in the top 25 percent of the best parts basket pricing is a trend that’s been evident across the Peugeot passenger car fleet in the past seven years with the 2008, 308 and 3008 featuring strongly in their respective categories.

The Kinsey Report has become an essential tool for savvy motorists who seek to calculate the real cost of owning a car, and for the past 20-plus years has been lifting the lid on what franchised dealers charge for parts.

“With each passing year we’ve improved our overall standing in the survey, proving that our parts pricing is far lower than the industry average” says Francisco.

“We realise how important parts pricing and availability are as an influencer of long-term ownership particularly when it comes to vehicles coming out of warranty. We are determined to dispel the negative perception regarding our parts pricing by continuing to work hard to prove that perception is not reality!”

“Aftersales is a critical area for any brand in any market and we have focussed a tremendous amount of energy and resources on this aspect of our business.” he said.

A local warehouse with over ZAR35 million worth of fast moving parts is situated in Johannesburg ensuring that parts are delivered to the outlying Peugeot Dealer network on a regular basis and twice a day in Gauteng.

With Competitive pricing, affordable parts and a frugal appetite for fuel, Peugeot and in particular the 208 is a solid choice for those who need a car with substance and style.

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