October 4, 2023

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Peugeot 208 1.0 will be released in May

We already said that Peugeot 208 will have a Fiat 1.0 Firefly engine And now we know that it will be launched on the national market now in the month of May.

The excellent compact hatch of the French brand Partner Rapid follows in the synergy of the French and Italian branches of Stellantis.

Stellantis did not give further details in the press invitation, but the event is called “200 Day”.

For now, what is known is that the 208 will have this engine option in the base and par versions, which means that it will be the 1.0 Firefly 6V.

In Fiat, the three-cylinder engine has 72 hp on gasoline and 77 hp on ethanol, but Peugeot should add more power to the small engine.

So, we can imagine something between 75 and 82 horsepower in a final calibration of the Firefly 1.0, properly paired with a five-speed manual gearbox.

If only these two versions were added with the 1.0 engine, the Peugeot 208 would retain the EC5M 1.6 16V engine up to 118 hp in the other versions.

This long-life engine should be replaced by a 1.0 Turbo engine of 130 horsepower with CVT transmission and paddle shifters.

Changing the engine will give the Peugeot 208 much better performance and appeal to customers looking for performance and economy.

The same could happen with 2008, a crossover that has been on the national market since 2015.

Peugeot’s compact hatch wants to expand sales in the national market, having managed to advance after the dominance of Stellantis, much revised in the French brand.

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Peugeot even threatened the Caoa Chery, which should now fall into the sales order with the end of production of the Arrizo 6 and Tiggo 3x models.

In this case, Peugeot will not waste any time on interaction and the 208 1.0 will be an interesting option for adding volume to the brand.

With the marketing of Stellantis, the Peugeot 208 1.0 will be able to access competitive prices and other advantages to make a difference.