2012 Peugeot 208, a ‘supermini’ we wish would come to the stateside

Peugeot is releasing its latest, a 3-door and 5-door supermini, for Spring of 2012. The model is dubbed the 208, and comes with many improvements and upgrades the brand is calling ‘re-generations’ over its predecessors.

“The 208 is a new illustration of the Marque’s project launched two years ago, representing a new stage in Peugeot’s desire to drive itself towards ever greater modernity,” said¬†Xavier Peugeot, Marketing and Communication Director, Automobiles Peugeot.

‘Re-generations’ have been used to improve in many different areas of the vehicle. For starters, the weight has been significantly reduced, the lines have been made more aerodynamic, and the exterior measurements have been decreased, while the brand says the interior volume has increased.

New styling features ‘boomerang’ rear lamps, a ‘floating’ grille, and individual touches for each of the 3- and 5-door models. The interior has been designed to give the driver a better view of the instrument panel, placing it around the steering wheel, and adding a touch screen.

Technology upgrades go beyond the interior’s touch screen to cutting down emissions, use an e-HD- micro-hybrid system, and improved fuel economy.¬†Green materials have also been used to create the front bumper and the fan assembly.

European mainland release is for this upcoming spring, and the UK should see its models as of Summer 2012.

We’d love to have it on the stateside.

– By: Alexandra Koken