New 208 is a 5-star performer

The new Peugeot 208, which is due for launch in Ireland on June 30, has been awarded 5 stars by Euro NCAP.

The new Peugeot 208, which is due for launch in Ireland on June 30, has been awarded 5 stars by Euro NCAP.

Under new and even more demanding criteria, Peugeot’s 208 is the first car in its segment to obtain five stars, the highest rating possible.

The 5-star Euro NCAP result is proof of the 208’s high level of safety equipment. The 208 is equipped as standard with ABS, ESP, six airbags, rear Isofix fixings, speed limiter, front seat belt warning and a collapsible steering column.

Its structure is comprised of aluminium absorption beams and ultra strength steel to ensure occupant protection.

In addition to a high level of standard safety equipment, the unique driving position makes for more secure driving. Raising the instrument panel to eye level minimises the time that the driver’s eyes leave the road to check information and therefore reduces the chances of a collision.

Furthermore, the small steering wheel gives better control on the road.

Smaller on the outside but bigger on the inside than its predecessor 207, the 208 is also 110kg lighter, meaning lower CO2 results, excellent fuel consumption and lower running costs.

Prices and standard equipment for the new 208 will be announced closer to the launch.