Peugeot put the chic into Paris Motor Show with luxurious 208 XY

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With a focus on luxurious city driving, the new Peugeot 208 XY will take a bow at the Paris Motor Show: a city famed for decadence and chic. The 208 XY features a host of design tweaks to deliver the most comfortable, satisfying urban driving experience, adding another string to the bow of the 208 range, which also features the sporty 208 GTi.

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The 1.6-litre diesel e-HDi 92 FAP version – available with a manual or EGC gearbox – boasts an energy efficiency rating of just 98g/km.

With its café culture, famous landmarks and dedicated followers of fashion, there’s no better place than the Paris Motor Show for Peugeot’s new 208 XY to take its bow.

Designed to deliver the ultimate urban driving experience, with features offering the best of luxury and comfort, the 208 XY is part of the new 208 range of superminis from Peugeot.

The XY comes in a wide range of colours: including a first for Peugeot, in purple.

Other visual enhancements and extra features make the XY a leader in urban driving. It was created from the concept version of the 208 XY – a car which wowed tough critics at Geneva Motor Show in March.

Six colours will be offered, with highlights across the central wheel caps and logos adding an intriguing depth to the XY’s exterior design.

Glossy, rich black central pillars and panels, with chrome bursts, offer the kind of tactile style demanded by today’s urban dwellers.

Light and agile, the 208 XY prowls like a cat – with enclosed headlights creating a cat’s eye-style illumination to underpin its fine feline traits.

The XY is finished with 17-inch, diamond-Anthra Mercure multi-spoke wheels, and features a 208 XY logo on the tailgate.

The interior is equally awe-inspiring: light, bright and relaxed, away from the hustle of the city outside, the XY has stylish, ambient components right down to the seat belts and steering wheel.

Cloth and Alcantara leather seats offer comfort in style, whilst the XY even offers premium-quality mats. Metallic embellishments add the piece de resistance – such as shiny chrome on the trims and vents.

The 208 XY city car is available with petrol or diesel engines, whilst the 1.6-litre diesel e-HDi 92 FAP version – available with a manual or EGC gearbox – boasts an energy efficiency rating of just 98g/km.

The 208 XY will be on show alongside 40 other vehicles at Peugeot’s stand at the 2012 Paris Motor Show from 29th September to 14th October. Other cars on show include the RCZ R Concept, 208 GTi and Onyx concept.

For more information about the Peugeot 208 city car range, visit

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About Peugeot UK

Peugeot is part of the PSA Group – Europe’s 2nd largest automotive producer and is one of the top ten vehicle brands in the world. In 2010 the Peugeot brand celebrated its 200th anniversary.

Its UK subsidiary has its headquarters in Coventry and there are 250 Peugeot Dealerships throughout the UK.

The product portfolio includes electric cars (iOn), petrol & diesel cars (107 Compact, 207, 208, 308, 3008 Crossover, 4007 SUV, 5008 Compact MPV, 508 & RCZ Sports Coupé) and MPV people carriers / vans (Bipper, Partner, Expert & Boxer).

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