• 2016 Peugeot 208 XS Special Edition

Peugeot extends its 208 lineup with a special-edition model that slots above the base models and below the GT

The Peugeot 208 was first unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show as a replacement for the Peugeot 207, and by February of 2016, the production hit a total of 300,000 examples. It initially started out as a three-door hatchback, but was later produced as a five-door hatchback as well. In the short time that it has been in production, it has spawned several other variants like the Peugeot 208 T16 Pike Peak Racecar, Peugeot 208 GTi, and GTi Sport, and the Peugeot 208 R, which slots in above the GTi trim level.

Back in 2014, Peugeot introduced the Peugeot 208 GTi 30th anniversary edition that was designed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Peugeot 205 GTi. Now with 2016 well underway, Peugeot is announcing the Peugeot 208 XS Special Edition – a model that is said to enhance personalization and increased desirability. If you’re interested in obtaining one of these special-edition models, you might want to get in touch with your local dealer quickly. Produced is limited to just 2,000 examples and is already available for order.

The Peugeot 208 XS Special Edition is said to have a decent list of standard features and a choice of various colors and exterior personalization packs. So, with that said, let’s take a closer look at it and go over the details.

Continue reading to learn more about the Peugeot 208 XS Special Edition.

What makes the Peugeot 208 XS special

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To start, the XS Special Edition can be had in two-door or four-door hatchback form, and comes equipped with the 82-horsepower, 1.2-liter gasoline engine. On the outside, the car can be finished in Bianca White, Nera Black, Ice Silver, Virtual Blue, or Orange Power metallic. The Virtual Blue and Orange Power colors are available with the Menthol White exterior pack, while the other three are available with the Lime Yellow exterior pack. Furthermore, the car is equipped with 16-inch alloy rollers finished in Technical Grey Titane, an Equalizer grille with a gloss black surround, gloss black mirrors, and fog light finishers. There is also accenting in Menthol White of Lime Yellow depending on which exterior package is chosen. To round off the exterior, unique XS badges are applied to both front wings.

Inside the XS Special Edition sports the Peugeot i-Cockpit. There is a compact sports steering wheel, seven-inch, multi-function, touchscreen display, and a raised instrument panel. The seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system features Apple CarPlay, DAB radio, and Bluetooth and USB connectivity. Air conditioning and cruise control are also standard equipment.

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As you can see, the Peugeot XS Special Edition is just like a lot of the other “special editions” we’ve seen lately. No major upgrades of any kind to speak of – just some paint choices on the outside and some extra standard features on the inside. Some horsepower improvements and more upgrades to the interior would certainly have been nice. The XS Special Edition is available for order now and starts out at £13,495, which translates to about $19,395 at current exchange rates. It can also be ordered by those 18 years of age and older through Peugeot’s “Just Add Fuel” program, which covers comprehensive auto insurance, vehicle servicing, warranty, roadside assistance, and road fund licensing with a single payment.

Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Edition

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The Peugeot 208 is Peugeot’s second cheapest vehicle in the U.K., with the cheapest model being the Peugeot 108. It is available in three-door and five-door form, with the three-door starting out at £11,845 and the five-door starting out at £12,445. Prices continue to climb to as much as £21,995 for the 208 GTI by PS, which is the range-topping model in the lineup. As far as the Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Edition is concerned, it’s most direct competitor is the Renault Clio RS 200 Turbo, which looks a little sportier than the 208 in GTi form and has 200 horsepower on tap.

Read our full review on the Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Edition here.

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Press Release

PEUGEOT is introducing a new limited-run special edition of the hugely popular, award-winning 208 hatchback. The new ‘208 XS’ brings an additional trim level to the already extensive range and is arriving in UK showrooms soon, with enhanced personalisation and increased desirability.

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Available with one of the most efficient engines in its segment - the 1.2-litre PureTech 82hp petrol engine - the 208 XS comes in both three and five door body styles and builds on the Active model’s impressive specification. The 208 XS model features 16’’ alloy wheels, front fog lights, exterior personalisation and white paint as standard.

The special XS edition is limited to just 2,000 vehicles and brings additional personalisation to the package for as little as £100 more versus a 208 Active taken in Bianca White. Those lucky enough to order the 208 XS have a choice of five colours and two exterior personalisation packs. Bianca White, Nera Black metallic or the Ice Silver textured paint come with the Lime Yellow exterior pack. Virtual Blue and Orange Power metallic come with the Menthol White exterior pack.

These five colours were chosen specifically to complement the exclusive personalisation available on the 208 XS variant. This includes 16” Technical Grey Titane alloy wheels, Equaliser grille with gloss black surround, gloss black door mirrors with coloured accents in Menthol White or Lime Yellow and Fog light finishers. To further distinguish the XS from other variants, XS badging is present on both front wings.

The PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® is unique to the brand and embodies the driving characteristics of the PEUGEOT 208, being agile, intuitive and safe. The compact sports steering wheel offers precise steering and improved manoeuvrability while the 7” multifunction colour touch screen puts all the functionality at the driver’s fingertips. Plus the raised instrument panel allows all driver information to be accessed without taking the eyes off the road.

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As well as the additional standard equipment, all 208 XS models also benefit from: 7” multifunction colour touchscreen with Carplay®, DAB radio, Bluetooth and USB, Cruise control with speed limiter and air-conditioning.

The PEUGEOT 208 XS is available to order now, priced from just £13,495 and is available, from age 18, through PEUGEOT’s innovative ‘Just Add Fuel®’ package, which provides drivers with a single monthly payment for all the major motoring costs: comprehensive motor insurance, road fund licence, vehicle servicing, roadside assistance and warranty all in a three-year finance package.

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