Peugeot will protect the green credentials of its popular 208 supermini with the style and luxury-focused 208 XY.
Revealed at the Geneva Motor Show towards the start of the year, the XY marks Pug’s second variation on the 208 to be green-lit in the space of four days, following the GTi which was also debuted at Geneva [more on the GTi announcement here].
Unlike the sportier GTi which boasts 145g/km of CO2, the XY retains the 208’s sub-100g/km diesel engine line-up.
The two petrol options also report unchanged emissions.
They line up like this:
- 1.6-litre diesel e-HDi 92 FAP, 5-speed manual gearbox, CO2 at 98g/km
- 1.6-litre diesel e-HDi 92 FAP, 6-speed EGC gearbox, CO2 at 98g/km
- 1.6-litre diesel e-HDi 115 FAP, 6-speed manual gearbox, CO2 at 99g/km
- 1.6-litre petrol VTi 120, 5-speed manual gearbox, CO2 at 134g/km
- 1.6-litre petrol THP 156, 6-speed manual gearbox, CO2 at 135g/km
What comes out the tailpipe is unlikely to be the top concern for most XY buyers because, as mentioned, it’s all about the style.
Available in purple - as seen in these shots - or five other colours, the body is punctuated with chromed details, subtle touches of Purple on the Peugeot logos and the central wheel caps.
The mirror casings, the fog lamp trims, the window trims and the rear skirt bead are dressed in bright chrome with touches of gloss black on the quarter panel trim and centre pillar.
There are 17" diamond-Anthra Mercure multi-spoke wheels finished with an alloy wheel cap with Purple edging.
The seats are trimmed in cloth and Alcantara while the aluminium pedal bracket and footrest are accompanied by superior quality mats, edged with bronze cord overstitched in Purple.
New halogen headlamps apparently resemble a cat's pupil, leaving the expression of the 208 XY with an iris.
What about this luxury then? How’s about a 7" touchscreen with aux jack socket, USB and Bluetooth, corner lighting, heated seats, panoramic glass roof with ambiance backlighting, dual zone automatic air conditioning, speed limiter/cruise control, armrest for the front seats which doubles up as storage space?
Most of those are optional extras, we should note. Prices start from £16,000.
John has been writing about cars since the start of 2011, with a particular fondness for models with USB connectivity and a serious distaste for steering wheels with too many buttons. Can often be found trying to seduce 1.0-litre engines. When away from things that go brum, apostrophe snob John can often be found making noise with varying degrees of musicality.
September 07, 2012
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