Peugeot returns with full force to an extremely important segment in Brazil: the compact hatchback. But Peugeot is about to stand out in the Brazilian marketplace with the introduction of the 1.0-liter “FireFly” inline-three-cylinder engine in its Peugeot 208. It marks the first time that a former PSA-branded vehicle has been equipped with an FCA-branded engine. A true merger of both sides of the company.
The Peugeot 208 1.0 will be available in Brazil with two trims (Like & Style), with a starting price of R$ 72,990 (or about $15,432 USD). It puts the Peugeot 208 right in the heart of the premium side of the segment.
The 1.0-liter (999 cc) “FireFly” inline-three-cylinder engine is part of the FCA Global Small Engine (GSE) family and is internally known as the GSE-N3. The engine has been found under the hood of the Fiat Mobi, Fiat Uno, and Fiat Argo. In the Peugeot 208, the GSE-N3 delivers 76 horsepower (57kW) and 107 N⋅m (79 lb.-ft.) of torque with flex-fuel capability.
The GSE-N3 equipped 208 1.0, is the result of Stellantis’ new synergy, which involved its application on the PSA CMP architecture. Thanks to Stellantis engineering teams in Porto Real (RJ), Betim (MG), and Palomar, Argentina, the 208 1.0 offers excellent drivability and premium suspension comfort.
Built with an aluminum block, the GSE-N3 was developed to have a minimum durability of 240,000 kilometers (or about 150,000 miles).
Both the Peugeot 208 1.0 Like and Style will come standard with a 5-speed manual transmission.
The Peugeot 208 comes standard with features like a 10.3-inch “Peugeot Connect” infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, LED daytime running lights (DRLs) in the famed “claw” layout, power windows, power mirrors, USB connections, and stability and traction controls.
Each of the Peugeot 208 1.0 trims include the following features…
Peugeot 208 1.0 Like | 5-Speed Manual
- 4 Airbags
- Sport Drive Steering Wheel
- 10.3-Inch “Peugeot Connect” Infotainment Center
- LED “Claw” Lights
- 2 USB Inputs
- Remote Alarm
- Power Mirrors
- Power Windows
- Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
- Traction Control
Peugeot 208 1.0 Style | 5-Speed Manual
*All the contents of the previous version plus:
- Full LED Headlights
- Dark Chrome Grille
- 16-Inch “Dark Style” Aluminum Wheels
- Rear Spoiler
- Wireless Phone Charger
- Exclusive Style Seats and Mats
- “Style” Badging
- Panoramic Roof (Segment Exclusive)
- Visiopark 180º Rear Camera
- Rear Parking Sensors
The Peugeot 208’s styling is one of its strongest points and helps set it apart from the competition, with its unmistakable European design. The Peugeot 208 1.0 is currently available for ordering in the Brazilian market.
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