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4.7 10 Clean Air Index
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6.2 10 Energy Efficiency Index
5.1 10 Greenhouse Gas Index
Laboratory TestsNMHCNOXNH3COPN
4.110Cold test
5.910Warm test
0.010Cold Ambient test
6.110Highway
Road test
5.410On-Road Drive
3.78On-Road Heavy Load
2.35On-Road Light Load
3.95On-Road Short Trip
2.02Congestion
Robustness
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The 208 demonstrates good control of oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) in all tests. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for particulates which are close to legislative limits (Green NCAP's limit) in most tests. Non-Methane hydrocarbons (NMHC) and carbon monoxide are high in the cold ambient temperature test, especially during engine warm-up. Nevertheless, the car scores well enough for other pollutants to achieve a Clean Air Index of 4.7.

Laboratory TestsEnergy
7.110Cold test
7.210Warm test
4.710Cold Ambient test
6.010Highway
ConsumptionDriving range
Average5.7l100 km772km
Worst-case7.2l100 km615km
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The 208 is a small, light car and this benefits its fuel efficiency. Average fuel consumption of 5.7 l/100 km in the laboratory tests is not overly impressive for a car of this type but adequate performance all-round leads to an index of 6.2 in this part of the assessment.

Greenhouse GasesCO2N2OCH4
3.97Cold test
4.17Warm test
2.87Cold Ambient test
3.67Highway
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The 208 shows good or adequate control of Methane (CH4) and of Nitrous Oxide (N2O) in all tests. These are two very powerful greenhouse gases and this performance contributes to the index of 5.1.

Our verdict

The 208 is Peugeot's offering in the supermini segment, first sold in 2012 and now, since 2019, in its second generation. The car tested here has a 74 kW three-cylinder 1.2 litre petrol engine, offering sprightly performance. Peugeot has done well to kerb emissions, with very respectable performance in each of Green NCAP's areas of assessment. In particular, Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) and Nitrous Oxide (N2O) are well controlled but the car struggles to control carbon monoxide (CO) and particulates (PN) when cold. Nevertheless, a balanced all-round performance leads to a very creditable 3 star rating.

Specifications

  • Publication Date 11 2020
  • Tested Car VR3UPHNKKKT08XXXX
  • Emissions Class Euro 6d
  • Tyres 195/55 R16
  • Mass 1,105 kg
  • Engine Size 1,199 cc
  • Engine Power/Torque 74 kW/205 Nm
  • Published CO2 124 g/km