11th June 2021
The PEUGEOT e-208 and 2008 have both won awards at the
2021 DieselCar & EcoCar Top 50 New Car Awards. Winning the Best
Electric Supermini and Best Compact SUV respectively, the models have
been praised for their range, handling, efficient powertrains and
Not only was the PEUGEOT e-208 the recipient of the Best Electric Supermini at this year’s awards, it also placed fourth overall in the DieselCar & EcoCar Top 50 models on sale for 2021. Praised for its innovative interior design as well as generous suite of driver aids, including its infotainment system and large boot, the full electric e-208’s impressive 217-mile range (WLTP) was also a key factor in its award win. Featuring a 50kWh battery connected to a 100kW (136hp) electric motor, the PEUGEOT e-208 also supports up to 100kW rapid charging with a 0 - 80% charge taking just 30 minutes.
Similarly, the PEUGEOT 2008’s modern look was an appealing factor in its category win, this time for the Best Compact SUV. The model’s strong design with upright grille and distinctive ‘tooth’ design LED day time running lights is just one of elements that received a string of positive comments from DieselCar & EcoCar, alongside highlighting the 2008’s neat handling, efficient petrol, diesel or electric powertrain options and PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® featuring a 3D Digital Instrument Panel as key selling points.
Ian Robertson, Editor of DieselCar & EcoCar said:“The PEUGEOT e-208 stunned us on the road and feels poised and agile, and with a 217-mile range, it’s our favourite electric supermini this year. The 2008’s strong design, which when backed up with its efficient powertrain options, made it the obvious choice for our Best Compact SUV award this year. PEUGEOT has come in strong at this year’s awards, with two further models, the 3008 and 5008, also being placed in our Top 50 New Car listings.”
DieselCar & Eco Car recognised both the new PEUGEOT 3008 and 5008 as being vehicles of note, placing the 3008 in 12th place and the 5008 in 31st place in its ‘Top 50’ models on sale this year.
A past Top 50 winner, the new PEUGEOT 3008 was again praised for its choice of plug-in HYBRID powertrains, offering a choice of 225hp two-wheel drive or 300hp four-wheel drive versions, both providing strong on road performance and sharp handling. With an electric range of up to 40 miles, and CO 2 from 29 g/km, company car drivers choosing the HYBRID4 300 benefit from a 4% saving in BIK 2021/22.
The new PEUGEOT 5008’s recent facelift was the centre of its praise, with its looks and lines described as striking by DieselCar & EcoCar. Featuring a modular 7 seat interior as standard, its excellent headroom in all seats was also a point of high value. Its generous 702-litre boot (with row three seats stowed) which expands to a huge 1,940 litres when rows two and three are folded flat, was also particularly favoured.
Julie David, Managing Director of PEUGEOT UK, said:“I am delighted to hear the news from DieselCar & EcoCar that the PEUGEOT e-208 and 2008 have been named winners in the 2021 awards. We are thrilled to see our work being held in such high-regard, and are grateful for the recognition in the Best Electric Supermini and Best Compact SUV categories.”
The DieselCar & EcoCar magazine ‘Top 50’ is a listing of the greatest and most capable cars on sale in the UK this year. The winners are selected using a meticulous and all-inclusive scoring system to ensure that the front-runners are truly the best cars in each category. Full details of the awards will be featured in the DieselCar & EcoCar July 2021 issue, on stands on 11th June 2021.
The PEUGEOT e-208 and 2008 are available to buy via PEUGEOT Retailers and Buy Online, where customers can configure and order their vehicle entirely from the comfort of their own home. PEUGEOT Buy Online makes purchasing a car online simple and convenient, enabling customers to configure their vehicle, obtain a part exchange valuation, personalise their finance options and complete their purchase, all securely online.
PEUGEOT Retailers across the UK continue to adhere to strict social distancing and hygiene measures to keep staff and customers safe.