The entry point into the Peugeot 208 range is the competitively positioned 1.2 VTi Access. It employs the new, 1,2-litre three-cylinder engine that’s rated at 60 kW to deliver lively performance, matched to superior fuel efficiency and low emissions.
Despite its so-called entry-level status, this least expensive model in the range boasts an impressive set of standard features.
In convenience and luxury terms, the 1.2 VTi Access is equipped with air-conditioning, electric front windows, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, height and reach-adjustable steering wheel, multi-function trip computer and a refrigerated glovebox.
Safety and security are equally comprehensively addressed. ABS brakes with EBD and EBA are standard, as are dual front airbags, an integrated alarm system, electrically operated child door locks, central locking with auto-locking function on pull-off, and dual Isofix child seat mounting points.
The standard-fit audio system is a high-mounted MP3-compatible CD receiver that provides Bluetooth functionality for hands-free cellphone connectivity and audio streaming.
A USB input is also provided for connecting personal media players and flash drives. For ultimate driving convenience and safety, the system can be accessed via the satellite controls on the steering wheel.
As with all models in the range, the retails price of the 208 1.2 VTi Access includes a five-year/60 000 km Premium Plan, backed up by a three-year/100 000 km warranty for ultimate peace of mind.
The arrival of the Peugeot 208 heralds a new era of high-efficiency petrol engines with the introduction of an all-new 1,2-litre three-cylinder unit, while a refined 1,6-litre four-cylinder model powers the flagship model