THE NEW and economical Peugeot 208, recently announed as Continental Irish Small Car of the Year 2012, takes pride of place as segment leader for low CO2 emissions, ahead of its many rivals.
The only model in the small car B1 segment out of a total of 29 models to deliver both petrol and diesel models at sub-100g of CO2, the new 208 offers up to 3.8 litres / 100km (74MPG) and emissions as low as 87g/CO2.
Des Cannon, Peugeot Sales & Marketing Director said, said that with VRT and road tax linked to emissions, the new 208 is uniquely placed to incur minimal increases announced in Budget 2013
The new 208, destined to become a star-seller for Peugeot like its predecessor 206 and 207 models, is now available to order at Peugeot dealerships nationwide.
Retailing from €14,495 plus delivery related charges, standard equipment across the range for Ireland includes a full size spare wheel, ESP and cruise control + speed limiter.
Sales of new 208 in Europe have reached a strong 137,600 units since it was launched in April. Peugeot 208 Petrol Range: Peugeot 208 Access 1.0 68bhp 3dr: 99g, Peugeot 208 Access 1.0 68bhp 5dr: 99g, Peugeot 208 Active 1.0 68bhp 5dr: 99g, Peugeot 208 Active 1.2 82bhp 3dr: 104g, Peugeot 208 Access 1.2 82bhp 5dr: 104g and Peugeot 208 Active 1.2 82bhp 5dr: 104g. Peugeot 208 Diesel Range: Peugeot 208 Access 1.4 HDi 70bhp 3dr: 98g Peugeot 208 Active 1.4 HDi 70bhp 3dr: 98g Peugeot 208 Access 1.4 HDi 70bhp 5dr: 98g Peugeot 208 Active 1.4 HDi 70bhp 5dr: 98g Peugeot 208 Active 1.4 eHDi 70bhp 5dr: 87g Peugeot 208 Allure 1.4 HDi 70bhp 5dr: 98g Peugeot 208 Allure 1.4 eHDi 70bhp 5dr: 87g.
The Irish Motoring Writers' award for the 208 is the sixth Irish Car of the Year accolade for Peugeot in just three years: the Peugeot 3008 won its category for best Crossover and the overall award to become Irish Car of the Year 2010; the Peugeot 5008 MPV was awarded Irish Family Car of the Year 2011; the RCZ was named Irish Performance Car of the Year 2011; the Peugeot 508 was voted Irish Family Car of the Year 2012.