Does anyone have fond memories of the Peugeot 207 sedan? If that’s you, then this one might interest you. Say hello to Theophilus Chin’s latest creation, Peugeot 208 Sedan.
Needless to say, the car – painted in 208’s new Elixir Red Pearlescent paint – didn’t officially exist. But if it does, the B-segment will rival the likes of the Toyota Vios, Honda City, Mazda2 sedan and Proton Persona.
First, Theo used the rear half of the Fiat Cronos, adjusted the window lines and door closing lines, and made sure to retain the hatch’s original sculpted rear fenders. He also adjusted the slope and shoulder line of the rear windshield, while retaining the full-width gloss black panel on the tailgate.
Compared to the curved taillights on the hatch, the LED combination taillights are more clearly contoured, and the rear bumper is largely based on Cronos. It sits on the same two-tone 17-inch alloy wheels with screw-in aero guards.
For a quick recap, the 208 is powered by a 1.2-liter PureTech three-cylinder mill, with outputs ranging from 75 PS to 130 PS, depending on the variant. A five- or six-speed manual is available, but an eight-speed automatic is optional on the top model. Other markets can also specify the six-speed auto.
Love the all-electric e-208? Powered by a single electric motor, the model produces 136 PS and 260 Nm of torque, enough for a centenary sprint time of 8.1 seconds. A 50 kWh battery sits under the floor (without compromising cabin and luggage space) and provides a healthy range of up to 340 km. It can do up to 11 kW AC charging or 100 kW DC fast charging.