A more imposing grille, hypercar-inspired daytime-running lights and the introduction of two hybrid powertrains are among the highlights for the updated Peugeot 208. The electric e-208 also gets a new motor and battery, bringing increased range and efficiency.
This handsome saloon gets a similar treatment to the 208 and 2008, with refreshed looks and significant interior upgrades. There might be cheaper, better alternatives, but (in PSE PHEV form) it’s an absolute hoot to drive, with old-school power delivery – and when will you see another?
A style refresh and a modified powertrain line-up are the headline changes for the new Peugeot 2008, with big upgrades coming to its all-electric variant. Petrol and electric power are both available from launch, and a hybrid variant will arrive in 2024. The electric Peugeot e-2008 model gains a new, more powerful electric motor and a larger 54kWh battery – the same used in the revised Peugeot e-208. Power jumps up by 18% over the previous e-2008, with 153hp on tap.
Vauxhall is looking to continue the Corsa’s run as the UK’s best-selling car into 2023, giving the supermini a complete redesign and a boost to electric range. The model’s front end will receive an extensive update, gaining the firm’s Vizor front fascia, while the electric version will also be fitted with the new 55kWh battery, in line with the updated Peugeot e-208, its sibling. That’ll give the electric Corsa 248 miles of range, but petrol options will still be available for the time being.