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Peugeot 208 spotted testing on NH-4

Peugeot 208 spotted testing on NH-4
CarTrade Editorial Team CarTrade Editorial Team Thursday 29 June 2017, 22:19 PM

For the second time in the recent past, the Peugeot 208 was spied testing in India. The test mule was spotted with no camouflage, thus confirming that the second generation of the Peugeot 208 is in works.

The spotted vehicle hosts a restyled side profile with different shoulder and waist lines. The rear end houses a redesigned tail lamp assembly and a restyled bumper. The hatch was also seen with a new set of seven spoke alloy wheels.

The test mule of the 208 that we saw was a five-door hatchback. However, the international markets might see a three-door variant on offer as well.

The second generation Peugeot 208 is likely to be powered by the same engine options as its predecessor - 1.2-litre Petrol and a 1.6-litre Diesel. The petrol engine is tuned to offer power ranging from 68bhp to 110bhp, varying on the trim level. The diesel engine is offered with a different state of tune as well, 79bhp in the lowest trim and 165bhp for the top of the line - ‘GT Line’ trim.

The second generation 208 is expected to go on sale early next year globally, and after its launch, the new hatchback will pose stiff competition to the recently launched Volkswagen Polo, Mazda 3 hatchback, Citroen C4 and Nissan Note.

Peugeot is expected to re-enter the Indian market by the year 2020. It is speculated that the French automaker will arrive with a B segment hatchback, compact sedan and a compact SUV for the Indian market.

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