Peugeot launch 208 Black Edition with female rally champ
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Peugeot UK have launched a special edition two-door 208 – the Black Edition.
Available in three colours; Nera Black, Bianca White and Hurricane Grey, the new 208 will go on sale from £14,595 (NZ$26,000).
The Black Edition is fitted with 16” gloss black alloy wheels with white laser engraving and gloss black door mirrors shells with colour accents.
Powered by the 1.2-litre PureTech 82 petrol engine, winner of the International Engine of the Year title in the 1.0-litre to 1.4-litre category in 2015 & 2016, the 208 Black Edition will offer a peppy 60kW and is said to return fuel economy of 4.5L/100km combined.
Inside, drivers will have use of a 7” multifunction colour touchscreen providing control to the car’s audio and communication equipment, including iPhone CarPlay, Siri voice control MirrorLink.
Peugeot UK launched the new Black Eddition with their latest brand ambassador, British rally champion Catie Munnings.
Last year at the age of 18, Munnings became the first female British driver to win a European Rally title in almost half a century, becoming the 2016 FIA Ladies European Rally Champion driving a Peugeot 208 R2.
“I’m very excited to kick start my next chapter with Peugeot”, said Munnings.
“There are some exciting projects in the pipeline that I‘m thrilled to be a part of. I think the Peugeot 208 Black Edition is a brilliant car too. It looks and feels great and I really think its sporting appeal sets it apart – it’s basically any young person’s dream car”
"Catie’s achievements speak for themselves and her knowledge of the Peugeot brand’s sporting heritage means bringing her on board as one of our ambassadors was a natural next step,” added David Peel, Managing Director at Peugeot UK.
"Catie is no stranger to the Peugeot 208 either having driven it extensively in rally car guise, and the new Black Edition gives buyers more choice with a striking but sophisticated styling package and the latest connectivity technology.”