Car of the Year: Peugeot rules Europe with all-new 208


The all-new Peugeot 208 triumphed over Toyota Corolla to clinch the title of 2020 European Car of the Year.

The COTY {Car of the Year} jury, composed of 60 automotive experts across Europe, praised the all-new Peugeot 208 for its sharp and dynamic design and its distinctive customer offering in the sector.

Understandably, this is one piece of good news that is gladdening hearts at the home of Peugeot in Nigeria  –  PAN Nigeria Limited, Kaduna, where 3008 SUV, 301 and 508 sedans, Partner Teepee MPV, and the All-new Pick-Up, have been daring the competition with renewed vigor.

With the 2020 European Car of the Year prize, the all-new Peugeot 208 is re-writing the book in the B segment.

Available with either an Electric engine or an Internal Combustion engine, the all-new Peugeot 208 provides the power of choice to its future driver.

Its exterior design embodies the DNA of the Brand with the three-claw LED front headlights. The carved wheel arches and rear wings are a nod to the « Sacred number ». The Peugeot i-Cockpit (head-up display, compact steering wheel and touchscreen) innovates with a 3D digital cluster, which is not only aesthetic but also improves safety.

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The COTY 2020 rewards a Bestseller. Nearly 110,000 customers have ordered the new Peugeot 208 since its launch in Europe in October, 2019. About 15 percent of the mix are electric versions. In France, the all-new Peugeot 208 leads the registration rankings of the car market at the end of February 2020.

“I am particularly proud that the all-new Peugeot 208 has just won the 2020 Car of the Year prize. This trophy underlines the excellence of the work and great commitment of all the teams of the Brand and the Groupe PSA.

It’s the first time that a Peugeot “2 series” has triumphed! Three Peugeot “Cars of the Year” are currently on road with the 3008 SUV and the 308 alongside the all-new 208.

The COTY 2020 legitimates the Brand’s “power of choice” strategy.

Peugeot enters the “top 3” of the brands with the most awards in the Car of the Year history, with six trophies. The all-new Peugeot 208, named Car of the Year 2020, follows the 3008 SUV in 2017, the compact hatch 308 in 2014, the 307 in 2002, the 405 in 1988 and the 504 in 1969. This prestigious trophy joins the 12 other international awards the all-new Peugeot 208 has already won.

The Car of the Year award is the most coveted. The panel of judges comprises 60 automotive expert journalists from 23 European countries. Founded in 1964, the award is the longest-running and most renowned European prize. The winner is announced every year at the Geneva International Motor Show.

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Stimulating, rewarding driving, sleek design, and uncompromising quality form the brand’s pledge to its customers and help produce the emotion provided by each PEUGEOT vehicle. Operating in around 160 countries with more than 10,000 points of sale, the brand sold more than 1,450,000 vehicles in 2019. PEUGEOT combines exacting standards, allure and emotion with the goal of being the definitive high-end, broad-based brand with global reach.

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The all-new 208 is expected to be ready for the African market in the last quarter of 2020.

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