> Well many have asked for it and now it seems that Peugeot is
listening and will give us a wider body on the 208
> From CS
> This very early next generation Peugeot 208 test mule was spotted
in Sweden recently, announcing a car that should feature a new design
and more interior space.
> Despite the current generation body, the mule is clearly trying to
hide a wider track (see the wider wheel arches), which in turn should
translate into more room inside for the driver and passengers.
> It's also safe to assume that an all-new 208 model will renounce
the current car's rounded shapes and go for a more aggressive,
straight-line design, similar to that of the 3008 and 5008.
> Underneath the fresh metal will be a lighter, all-new platform
called CMP, which stands for "Common Modular Platform",
which should make it easy for Peugeot to integrate traditional petrol
and diesel engines, as well as an electrified powertrain.
> It's likely that for the next-gen 208, "electrified" will
mean all-electric and not just hybrid - which is something Peugeot
boss Jean-Philippe Imparato revealed during last year's Paris Auto
Show, stating that both the 208 and 2008 will receive all-electric
variants by the year 2021.
> At this time, it's unclear whether or not the next-gen 208's CMP
platform will trickle down to the all-new Opel Corsa as well, though
recent reports suggest that the Corsa (which has been delayed) will be
redeveloped with PSA-based technology and architecture in time for a
2020 market launch.
> As for the 208, the all-new model could arrive in dealerships as
early as next year.
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