The 2-series has written an important chapter in the history of Peugeot, and over the years has seen a continuous evolution that began with the 205 and then continued with 206, 207, 208 of the first generation, up to the new 208, available for the first time in a version which is 100% electric.
In 1983, the 205 has revolutionized the sector of the city car represents a sedan sold at a competitive price, with a dynamic design, quality finishes, space and driving fun.
To its features, this model remained in production until 1998, has received the award “Car of Gold of the Year” in the ’80s. For 15 years, has been present in the lists of sale and for many years has been the best-selling car, reaching the first million units produced in just two years since its debut on the market.
The 205 was made with the bodywork of three and five doors and also in cabriolet version, without forgetting iconic models like the 205 GTI that has made dream generations of fans thanks to the frame of the refined, the brilliant engine (1.6-liter before a 105 Hp engine and then the 115 Hp at the top the 1.9 130 Hp).
this was added to the 205 Turbo 16, a limited series of 200 units produced to obtain the approval of the 205 in the competitions of Group B rally.
The car was capable of a power output of 200 Hp and, thanks also to the all-wheel drive has achieved great success in competitions, winning the world rally Championship drivers and constructors in 1985 and 1986, and the Paris-Dakar in 1987 and 1988.
To report, then, that the range 205 he also did the test for the imminent development of electric cars, with the 205 Electrique.
In 1998, the 206 tap the daunting task of overcoming the success of the 205 where, then, will succeed brilliantly because it will become Peugeot's best selling of all time, with over eight million units produced in the 14 years of his business life, which ended in 2011.
As the 205, it is set in the competitions, winning the two titles of the world rally Championship drivers', Marcus Gronholm, in 2000 and 2002) titles and three manufacturers (2000, 2001 and 2002).
Available right from launch with two versions of bodywork, three-and five-door and three petrol engines (from 60 to 90 Hp) and a 1.9 litre diesel (70 Hp), the range has gradually expanded over the years with the bodyworks innovative in its segment, as the coupe-cabriolet, sedan or SW, and the many versions and engines.
Among these are the sporty 206 GTI, 206 GT WRC 206 RC, and efficient Diesel engines 1.4 HDi, 1.6 HDi and 2.0 HDi.
In 2006, the last act of the bestseller 206, which was renewed with a new front design and interiors similar to the new 207, demonstrating once again the versatility of this series.
2006 saw the debut of the 207, a car that made a remarkable step forward compared to the model that had preceded on the subject of active and passive safety (got 5 stars in EuroNcap tests) and continuing to offer four variants of bodywork.
Available with bodies of three and five doors and gasoline engines (from 68 to 110 Hp) and diesel engines (from 75 to 110 Hp), a year on from the debut is enriched with the versions of CC (coupe cabriolet) and SW, to which you added the Outdoor version in the pure style of the crossover.
After you have added new engines with the engine 1.4 liter and the 1.6-litre VTi, 1.6 THP (150 or 175 Hp) for the versions sporting the GTI and RC, and a version of the 1.4-liter 75 Hp “bi-fuel” that could use gasoline or Lpg.
In 2009 came a redesign that brought the design changes and various innovations and mechanical for the first time Peugeot made available a version with low fuel consumption and emissions, with the diesel engine HDi 1.6-liter engine with 92 Bhp and 99 g/km of CO2.
Finally, the passage of the witness arrived in the spring of 2012 with the 208, but in this case there was space for a “plus” 207+ proposal up to 2014 as a more affordable alternative in some markets.
In 2012 we introduced the 208 and although the dimensions were smaller than the 207, the new compact proposed a passenger compartment and a trunk as large, to which he added a most charming design.
This model was sold only with the versions of the bodywork, three-and five-door and went down in history for having brought the debut of the innovative i-Cockpit, a device capable of offer safety, comfort and driving pleasure.
This is also a touchscreen 7” for the infotainment system with Mirror Screen, and compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Car, 3D navigation is connected with the voice recognition. There are even advanced features such as assisted parking, back-up camera and Active City Brake".
we also offer a Broad offering of engines with advanced drive three-cylinder petrol 1.0 and 1.2 liter engines and four-cylinder 1.4 and 1.6-litre VTi, in addition to the diesel e-HDI-with power ranging from 68 to 114 Cv, manual or robotised gearbox.
Between versions of sports we find the GTI with 200 Hp and 208 GTI by Peugeot Sport 208 Hp.
In 2015, the 208 was subjected to a facelift with various aesthetic changes, more options for equipment, and a low-consumption and emissions, with the 1.6 BlueHDi 75 S&S, was of 3.0 l/100 km with CO2 emissions of 79 g/km.
In the field of competitive returns the name T16 embodied perfectly by the 208 T16 Pikes Peak with a power monster of 875 Hp, in 2013, Sebastien Loeb, won the famous Pikes Peak, setting a new record for Peugeot.
Today, the legacy of the series 2 was collected from the new Peugeot 208, which leads to a higher level in all of the characteristics that have decreed the success of this range and continues to innovate with the platform multi-energy Cmp, on which are put the versions with internal combustion engine (gasoline and diesel) and 100% electric. (m.r.)
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