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Fleet News 2014 awards the Peugeot 208 its ‘Best Small Car 2014’ beating other sector challengers


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March 21, 2014: 208 is PEUGEOT’s most popular car - available in a variety of economical petrol and diesel engines PEUGEOT also recently won the European Car of the Year with the new 308 Hatchback and SW

The PEUGEOT 208 – the Company’s best-selling car – has won the Fleet News 2014 ‘Best Small Car’ accolade, announced at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel, in London this week.

The 208 beat other challenging competitors in this highly important sector where the combination of value, specification, performance and operating costs can make all the difference. The 208 was launched in 2012 and has introduced new high levels of quality, stylish design and modernity, with a specification and engine range that make it a compelling consideration.

This award follows the recent news of continued PEUGEOT success with the 308 being awarded the top automotive accolade of European Car of the Year 2014. This is the fourth time PEUGEOT has won the award, previously with the 307 (2002), 405 (1988) and 504 (1969).

Stephen Briers, Fleet News Editor, stated: “Peugeot has made massive in-roads into fleet with the 208 thanks to its highly efficient petrol and diesel engines and competitive running costs. Quality is excellent throughout and residual values have held up well since launch thanks to a strong fleet policy. The 208 is very stylish and has broad appeal for many types of driver.”

Martin Gurney, Director - PEUGEOT Fleet & Used Vehicles, said: “The 208 is one-of-those-cars that hits the spot on so many levels and its appeal is reflected in this important Fleet News 2014 Best Small Car accolade. 208 gives our customers wide choice and leading performance with acceleration, economy and CO2, but of even greater importance is its style and modernity, the easy-to-use interior controls and its high quality, stylish design.”

There are now over 60,000 PEUGEOT 208s on UK roads with prices starting from 9,995 for the 1.0-litre VTi, which can achieve 65.7mpg and has CO2 at 99g/km.