Push­ing the en­ve­lope

The long-awaited Peu­geot 208 GT Line drives just as good as it looks.

Glamour (South Africa) - - Contents - Words by WENDY ROBIN­SON

The long-awaited Peu­geot 208 GT Line drives just as good as it looks

SASSY and af­ford­able The all new Peu­geot 208 GT Line has re­cently un­der­gone an avant­garde makeover, and the re­sults purely speak for them­selves.

If you’re in the market for a ve­hi­cle that not only of­fers sporty fin­ishes and great qual­ity but oozes the lat­est tech con­nec­tiv­ity with a bold i-cock­pit and fuel ef­fi­cient Pure Tech en­gine, then look no fur­ther than this new­comer.

first im­pres­sions Check­ing out the ex­te­rior, the eye­catch­ing new head­lights, with black and chrome fin­ishes, cre­ate a sharper

and more as­sertive ap­pear­ance. Th­ese, ac­com­pa­nied by LED day­time run­ning lights and repo­si­tioned fog lamps, make for a much bolder look­ing ve­hi­cle that has evolved from its larger pre­de­ces­sors.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the re­vamped 208 GT Line has spiced up its bumpers to link to the in­te­grated black and chrome grill, cre­at­ing that cov­eted French-like ap­peal. Add the im­pres­sive cae­sium al­loy wheels and you’ve got a keeper.

i- Cock­pit Con­nec­tiv­ity As mil­len­ni­als live for tech­nol­ogy and con­nec­tiv­ity, you’ll be com­pletely taken in by the in­no­va­tive i-cock­pit, which has ar­ranged in­stru­ments in the driver’s line of sight and acts as a mis­sion con­trol to al­low you to ac­cess all the func­tion­al­ity of the on-board tech­nol­ogy through your fin­ger­tips.

fru­gal fuel Con­sump­tion and omis­sions Peu­geot claim that the 208 GT Line’s im­pact on the en­vi­ron­ment is merely 104g/km, with fuel con­sump­tion a mere 4.5 litres/100km.

Safety and Se­cu­rity ABS and EBD brak­ing sys­tems along with EBA (Emer­gency Brake As­sist) plus dual front and cur­tain airbags are stan­dard (no hid­den costs). The haz­ard lights activate au­to­mat­i­cally un­der emer­gency brak­ing.

pric­ing and War­ranty 208 Gt-line 1.2l Pure Tech BVM 81kw Turbo MT R259 900 208 Ac­tive 1.2l Pure Tech BVM 60kw MT R224 900 208 Al­lure 1.2l Pure Tech BVM 60kw MT R239 000

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