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Peugeot 208: Good Things Come in Small Packages

Gulf Insider drives the new Peugeot 208.

This may be the smallest car I’ve driven in Bahrain. It has a great and “youthful” design – inside and out.

It has a cool and luxurious interior for a small car, using premium materials and all the latest technology.

There’s keyless entry, automatic folding side-mirrors, wireless phone charging, 3-D digital driver display, various choices of ambient lighting, the latest evolution of its trademark PEUGEOT I-Cockpit® 3D… and lots more.

The front seats hug your sides and are comfy, and there’s a huge glass roof (which doesn’t open).  There’s not much room for rear passengers – three large adults sitting in the back would be a tight squeeze.

It’s small size, parking cameras, and good all-round visibility makes the 208 particularly easy to park.

The 208 is powered by a 1.2 litre turbo engine coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission that makes 130 hp and 230 Nm of torque.

There are 3 driving modes and while driving around Manama in ‘Sport’, I found the car responsive and nippy – fun even. The new 208 comes in two trim levels; the entry level ‘Active’, and the top-of-the-range ‘GT’.


  • 16” alloy wheels
  • LED auto headlamps
  • PEUGEOT i-Cockpit. Layout
  • 7-inch touchscreen (featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™)
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Rear sensors + Rear camera


  • 17” Alloy wheels
  • Full LED auto headlamps
  • Digital Cluster
  • 10-inch HD touchscreen (featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™)
  • Navigation system
  • Front sensors
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Automatic emergency braking

The 208 is available in Bahrain from BD 7,995.

For more information, contact Motorcity on 17500900, visit their website or the Motorcity showroom in Sitra.

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