A reader of Indian Autos Blog has spotted a couple of Peugeot 208 Hatchback in Maharashtra’s Satara district. The completely undisguised cars were undergoing tests before their launch in the country.
The Peugeot 208 debuted back in 2012. While it was also spotted testing in India in 2015, the car you see here wears the facelift given to the 208 in 2016. With quite a bit of time still to go for Peugeot to set shop in India, we believe that the aforementioned 208 hatchback is either a private import or, in all likelihood, a test mule imported for data collection and validation.
The Peugeot 208 spotted here also wears the PureTech badge that points to the presence of a 3-cylinder petrol engine under the hood. Globally, the Peugeot 208 comes with three PureTech engine options – naturally aspirated 1.0l/68PS and 1.2l/82PS mills and a turbocharged 1.2l/110PS unit. The Peugeot 208 imported back in 2015 came with a 1.2l naturally aspirated petrol engine mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The 2017 model seen here could be running a similar powertrain.