Electric version of the French hatchback has become almost 2 times more expensive than conventional gasoline.
Prices for the new Peugeot 208, in petrol, diesel and electric variants, was published in the list of cars before opening taking orders in the next few weeks. The cost of a new competitor, the Ford Fiesta is from 16 to 265 pounds ($19,800) for the basic version, under the hood, which has a 1.2-liter gasoline engine with 75 HP
For a more powerful powerplant 99 HP buyers already have to pay 17 365 £ 21 or about $ 200, while already better-equipped version of the Allure with the same engine costs 18 865 pounds (23,000 dollars at the current exchange rate). 8-speed transmission will have to pay another $ 1,400, while the top-end performance GT-Line 1.2-litre petrol unit with 128 HP is estimated at 28 $ 400. But more interesting is the price of a new fully electric e-208.
It is reported that the version with electric motor will cost customers between 28 700 pounds ($34,900) in the basic version is Active. The equipment list for a new generation of hatchback has not been disclosed.
Peugeot 208 which made its debut at the Geneva motor show. With the first deliveries to buyers of trucks will begin not earlier than 2020. According to the Manager 208 Nicholas Bernardone, new 208 codenamed P21 will offer three options for transmission “without any compromise”.
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Visually, with the exception of some staining in front of the icons and adding aerodynamic linings of the wheels, the difference between ice and EV versions will be very small because the PSA believes that electric cars and hybrid plug-ins will become a natural part of the range of each car.
In addition, the EV version of the 208 has the function of preheating and cooling through a smartphone application. All 208-s models equipped with the dash with a 10.0-inch touch screen at higher levels, and 7.0-inch versions as standard.
What do you think, would buy for these prices ?