Peugeot 208 XY

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 12:04

Turns out the GTi is the only hot new Peugeot coming out over the next few months. There is also an XY version coming which is properly hot, albeit for entirely different reasons.

The 208 XY will be a luxuriously appointed model and available in a new colour for the Marque, Purple is one of six colours available. The XY 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. It looks quite cool and sexy today, but it’s a fashion statement, which might go out of fashion next month or week or year.

The XY will be available with the full range of engines, apart from the 200bhp unit of the GTi, and gets all the gadgets and toys you would desire to have in your hatchback.

Details in Peugeot press release:

208 XY, urban chic and exclusive

The finely designed 17″ diamond-Anthra Mercure multi-spoke wheels house in their centre an alloy wheel cap with Purple edging. At the rear, the tailgate bears the ‘XY’ signature logo designed with dynamic graphics. Roof decals are available for personalisation, and the 208 XY offers an identity unlike any other in this sector – high on ‘Exclusivity’.

With a ‘light, bright’ appearance, the passenger compartment is a perfect reflection of the exterior. The materials and appearance are ‘tied’ together with Purple overstitching. A chrome embellishment covers the door trims, the vents and the side decorations of the screen. Enhanced by these touches, the metallic bronze dashboard brings together the touch interface and the instrument panel with a graduated bronze-black decoration.

The seats are trimmed in cloth and Alcantara. At the driver’s feet, the aluminium pedal bracket and footrest are accompanied by mats of superior quality, edged with bronze cord overstitched in Purple.

This sophisticated and luxurious ambiance can be personalised with a range of special trims. After choosing between the Nappa leather, in black or bronze, and the black Nappa leather combined with a padded Alcantara make-up giving an exclusive and dynamic treatment, the 208 XY is even more intensely individual.

The passenger compartment is luxurious; ergonomic, it is fully at the service of the driver. Featuring perforated full grain leather on the small steering wheel, fingertip control fall within easy reach of the large 7″ touchscreen with extended connectivity (jack socket, USB and Bluetooth) favourite music is played from a portable device by streaming and with a high level of quality, through a six-speaker system.

In addition, options include dynamic cornering lighting, an optional alarm and the optional of heated seats, complements the high standard-fit equipment which features a panoramic glass roof with ambiance backlighting, dual zone automatic air conditioning, speed limiter/cruise control, armrest for the front seats incorporating storage space, the list is extensive and the environment luxurious.  

The 208 XY is available with a wide selection of efficient engines, enhancing the choice of performance on this model.

  • 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

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