When Peugeot announced its net 208 GTI, it also revealed a new model to the 200 family, the XY. The new 208 XY is designed to be a foil to the rough and rowdy GTi by providing exceptional levels of style and comfort.
Among its most striking feature is the new featured color “Purple Night”. The dark metallic plum color is striking without being obnoxious. The cool color flows into the inside with purple over-stitching accenting the cabin. The interior also features bronze colored trim work that exudes a certain sense of luxury.
Peugeot says the color choice was chosen particularly for this project with the statement. ”From the outset we had a vision of colour, this Purple Night, which punctuates the bodywork and the interior of the 208 XY. Exclusive, it symbolises perfectly the refinement of this vehicle.”
Powering the new XY is a full suite of engine options:
• 1.6 e-HDi 92 FAP, 5-speed manual gearbox
• 1.6 e-HDi 92 FAP, 6-speed automatic gearbox
• 1.6 e-HDi 115 FAP, 6-speed manual gearbox
• 1.6 VTi 120, 5-speed manual gearbox
• 1.6 THP 155, 6-speed manual gearbox
To get all the information about the newest member of the 208 family, check out the press release we have included below this wonderful gallery off photos.
208 XY, urban chic and exclusive
Whether it be Monday, at 7am, where already a buzz reigns over the town, Thursday, 6pm, when the streets fill as offices close for the day or Saturday, at 9pm, when the town hums with the parties organised at various locations. Constantly on the move, the modern city beats to the rhythm of the pulses of its activities. Whatever the situation, the 208 XY moves around, with a stylish and dynamic presence.
The appealing attraction of the 208 XY enchants instantly. Adorned in its new colour ‘Purple Night’, among the six colours available, running from the front bumper to the special skirt of the rear bumper, its body is punctuated with chromed details, subtle touches of Purple on the Peugeot logos and the central wheel caps. The mirror casings, the foglamp trims, the window trims and the rear skirt bead are dressed in bright chrome. On the quarter panel trim and the centre pillar, touches of gloss black complete the image.
The grille combines these finer points of appearance. It brings together the gloss black of the bar with the bright chrome of the bead and the grille. The finely designed 17″ diamond-Anthra Mercure multi-spoke wheels house in their centre an alloy wheel cap with Purple edging. At the rear, on 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 being ‘Exclusive’.
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 Prestige polyurethane PVC dashboard brings together the touch interface and the instrument panel with a graduated bronze-black decoration.
The seats are trimmed in Mithy cloth, Prestige polyurethane PVC and Alcantara. At the driver’s feet, the aluminium pedal bracket and footrest are accompanied by a mat 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 Club Nappa leather, in black or bronze, and the black Club Nappa leather combined with a padded Alcantara make-up giving an exclusive and dynamic treatment, the 208 XY is even more intensely individual.
“From the outset we had a vision of colour, this Purple Night, which punctuates the bodywork and the interior of the 208 XY. Exclusive, it symbolises perfectly the refinement of this vehicle.”
Anna Costamagna, 208 XY and 208 GTi Design Stylist
The passenger compartment is not just luxurious; ergonomic, it is fully at the service of the driver. With their hands placed naturally on the small bronze perforated full grain leather steering wheel, they can control with their fingertips the large 7″ touchscreen with extended connectivity (jack socket, USB and Bluetooth).
Uninterrupted, from their home to the workplace, their favourite music is played from a portable device by streaming and with a high level of quality, due to the six-speaker system.
Having arrived at their destination with no wrong turns due to the navigation system, they simply have to activate the Park Assist. Rare in this vehicle segment, this technological equipment magnifies the compactness of the 208 XY to make driving in town considerably easier. Parking is now automated and becomes a pleasure. After activating the Park Assist, the driver selects the manoeuvre to be carried out on the touchscreen, parallel parking on the left or right-hand side of the road. Using ultrasound sensors, those of the front and rear parking assistance plus two side sensors at the front, the Park Assist measures the size of the spaces available until an adequate space is detected. The 208 XY then parks instinctively and automatically, by acting on the electric parking assistance. Relieved of this task, the driver simply has to check the progress of the vehicle and its surroundings… Almost magic!
To set off once more to conquer the city, nothing could be easier. They simply call on the intelligence of the Park Assist again.
In addition to the dynamic cornering lighting, the alarm, the heated seats, etc., this equipment can enrich an already extensive range of equipment: panoramic glass roof with ambiance backlighting, dual zone automatic air conditioning, speed limiter/cruise control, armrest for the front seats incorporating a storage space, … it is an extensive, luxurious environment.
The 208 XY is also available with a range of powerful engines1, enhancing the natural efficiency of this model.
• 1.6 e-HDi 92 FAP, 5-speed manual gearbox, 98g of CO2/km
• 1.6 e-HDi 92 FAP, 6-speed piloted gearbox, 98g of CO2/km
• 1.6 e-HDi 115 FAP, 6-speed manual gearbox, 99g of CO2/km
• 1.6 VTi 120, 5-speed manual gearbox, 134g of CO2/km
• 1.6 THP 155, 6-speed manual gearbox, 135g of CO2/km
“When the teams created the 208 XY for the first time, they were won over immediately. Everyone, men and women alike, succumbed to its charm, its spirit, its allure of luxury.”
Anne Laliron, 208 XY and 208 GTi Project Manager
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