The new PEUGEOT 208 wins the 2019 passenger car award from Automotive News Europe
On 9 September, on behalf of the PEUGEOT Product team headed by Laurent Blanchet, the PEUGEOT 208 and e-208 Brand News Project Manager, Guillaume Clerc, received the 2019 Eurostar Award for the passenger car of the year from Automotive News Europe.
The first Eurostar Awards ceremony took place in 1998. Since then, every year, Automotive News Europe has rewarded figures from the automotive sector for their innovative work on certain vehicles.
This year, in the passenger car category, Guillaume Clerc and his team are the winners for the new PEUGEOT 208.
The jury praised the innovative character of the PEUGEOT 208, first with its distinctive style, but also with the new generation of PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® that it offers: a 3D head-up combination and a range of driving aids from the upper segments.
The PEUGEOT 208 is also rewarded for its new platform designed to accommodate the combustion and electric versions. Indeed, the new PEUGEOT 208 is built from the latest generation of PSA Group platform: the CMP (Common Modular Platform). It is modular in terms of dimensions and engine power. With its multi-energy offer, it allows its future customers to choose the type of traction: combustion (petrol/diesel) or electric. This new platform helps to limit the CO2 emissions of the new PEUGEOT 208.
The new PEUGEOT 208 will therefore be available, from the moment it is launched, with three possible energy types: electric, petrol or diesel.
The PEUGEOT brand had already won a Eurostar award last year, awarded to Pierre-Paul Mattei for the design of the PEUGEOT 508.