Leaked images of the updated Peugeot e-208 electric hatchback show new front and rear end styling that aligns it with its recently refreshed 2008 SUV sibling.
AutoSpy has published images of the front and rear which show quite a few design changes including a new headlight design.
The brand has adopted the new LED headlight design of the Peugeot 2008 with three cube-shaped internal elements, as well as ‘triple-claw’ LED daytime running lights.
Unique to the 208, the front grille appears to have an angled black insert pattern.
The new Peugeot logo appears on the front grille, which was revealed in early 2021.
At the rear, the tri-light design language reappears, however the lighting elements are now horizontally oriented.
Peugeot has continued with a black accented strip on the tailgate as well as its wordmark. The e-208 badge on the left hand side of the tail gate has also returned.
The Peugeot 208 was discontinued locally in 2019, and the current generation has yet to be locked in for a local launch.
It’s looking set to return, although Peugeot Australia says it’s looking specifically at the electric e-208.
“The e-208 is in the final stages of evaluation,” said Inchcape national corporate affairs and public relations manager Chloe Fraser in March. Inchcape is Peugeot’s local distributor.
“We have always put down that the ideal scenario [for us] is the e-208,” added Peugeot Citroen Australia managing director Kate Gillis.
The Peugeot e-208 has been on sale for a number of years in other markets and recently received a raft of updates for the 2023 model year.
A new, more efficient 51kWh (48.1kWh usable) 400V battery pack, and a new 115kW/260Nm electric motor (up 15kW) feature, and there’s more range on offer.
According to Peugeot, the e-208 will now have “up to 400 kilometres” on the WLTP cycle. The e-208’s previous range claim was 362 kilometres.
Peugeot Australia’s fledgling electric vehicle line-up could also grow to include the e-Expert electric mid-sized van.
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