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New Peugeot 208 hits dealership floors

French automaker Peugeot has introducing its revised model 208. Peugeot’s 208 is their compact hatchback model, and it’s been the bestseller amongst the other Peugeot models. As far as looks go, it seems to be a polished and edgy update to the Peugeot 208 2014. They’ve tweaked the exterior and lowered CO2 emissions, but I’m going to focus on the added technology features to this 2015 Peugeot 208.

Visually, the exterior adds a wider front grill and two-tone headlights, masked in black and chrome. It all sits on new 17 inch ( 43 cm) alloy wheels. The engine has three power level choices. The 75 and 100 S&S are five-speed manual, and the 120 S&S is six-speed manual.

Besides new design features, the 208 has a new Active City Brake feature designed specifically for city driving. The Active City Brake works when driving under 20 mph (32 kph). It uses a short range sensor to detect nearby vehicles. This sensor specifically detects cars driving the same direction and stationary cars. In theory, it would sense the car in next lane driving along side you, or the car in front of you braking. It’s designed to make an accident less serious when a driver reacts slowly. There is also a rear-facing reverse camera as optional add-on.

208 Active 1.2 PureTech                                             R209 900

208 GT Line 1.2 PureTech Turbo                                R269 900

208 GT Line 1.2 PureTech Turbo Auto                       R289 900

Papi Mabele
Tech enthusiast at heart. Lover of all things digital. Papi is the founder of SA Vibe and has been sharing his love for gadgetry since 2010. Papi sees no need for wearable tech in his busy schedule and considers the Xbox One as non existant. He may come across as bias at times, and still holds a grudge at BlackBerry for creating the 8520.