Jump to content



The French urban hatchback

By FaezClutchless on 26 Feb 2012

Attached Image

With the recent release of the Peugeot 208 hatchback and the conceptual 208 GTi, it is clear that Peugeot is gearing up for a busy outing at next month’s Geneva Motor Show. Other than the 208 GTi Concept, Peugeot will also showcase another concept car based on the 208 and it is known as the Peugeot 208 XY Concept.

Attached Image

Both car are based on the 208 and the French automaker has expressed both cars for different audiences. While the GTi is meant for those who missed the hot-hatch legend, the 208 XY is meant for “urbanites”. The 208 XY Concept main highlight is the Pulsion paint work which Peugeot has mentioned that it changes colours on how and where you look at it, something like a chameleon effect. This ability is due to an exclusive method of precise paint application which involves 16 layers of paint and varnish.

Attached Image

The car is powered by a 1.6 litre e-HDI turbo diesel engine which generates around 115bhp and the engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Exclusively designed 18 inch wheels sit on all four corners of the car and they are nicely tucked under flared wheel arches. With all the nice touches that Peugeot has included for the exterior, the interior gets a similar treatment.

Attached Image

Attached Image

A flowing purplish leather dashboard trim highlights the front seating area and much of the interior is wrapped in a dark grey leather but the panoramic roof is trimmed in black leather instead. The panoramic roof provides a natural lighting and together with the white ambient lighting; the finishing touches to the interior add a "gunmetal" aesthetic treatment to the door crossbars, steering wheel decorations and vent trims.

More details will be revealed when Peugeot unveils the car in Geneva next month.

Photo credit: Net Car Show

new model, concept cars and 9 more...

Viewed: 1,285 times

Related Blog Posts
Written by FaezClutchless
Some say that his blood is actually RON98 petrol and some say that his right foot weighs over 20kg. But all that we know about Faez is that he loves to drive and is a JDM enthusiast.

Car Makes

Please select a car make

Facebook Likes
   Featured Blog Post
Formula 1 has announced grid girls will become a thing of the past after months of debate. The ru...
Well-respected motor journalist Chris Harris takes the Tesla Model S P100D for a spin finally. Wa...
Lamborghini launches its third model the Lamborghini Urus, the first Super Sport Utility Vehicle...
With newer rivals arriving in its class, Land Rover found a clever way of advertising the Evoque,...
Toyota has released images of its new facelifted Alphard and Vellfire over the christmas weekend....
Here's a recap of the 10 most popular used cars posted in November. While some of them are so...
   Lifestyle Articles