Peugeot is expanding its 208 range with a new special edition model known as the 208 Intuitive. It’s an odd choice of name, we think you’ll agree, as it’s not as if the standard model is a baffling alien contraption that can’t be fathomed for love nor money.
The Peugeot 208 Intuitive is based on the current 208 Allure, but comes with a few additions that make it slightly easier to live with on a day to day basis. Added features include Peugeot’s Park Assist feature, a sat-nav and – just in case you ever get confused about where the sky’s gone – a full-length Cielo panoramic glass roof.
The 208 Intuitive will also come equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels, directional front fog lights that help you see round corners, automatic dual-zone air conditioning and LED surrounds on the instrument dials.
Park Assist is probably the most exciting feature of the bunch. As the name suggests, it assists you while you park. Once you hit a button inside the car, it will look for spaces large enough to accommodate it. Once a gap is identified, it’ll then automatically parallel park itself, operating the steering autonomously as you work the pedals and gears.
The 208 Allure will include everything else the standard-issue 208 comes with, including cruise control, a radio/CD player, electrically-operated and heated door mirrors and six airbags. It’ll be available in both 3-door and 5-door forms, with a choice of 1.2-litre petrol or 1.4- and 1.6-litre diesels.
Prices start at £14,245 for the cheapest petrol car, rising to £16,595 for the most expensive diesel model. The bog-standard Peugeot 208 can be bought for £9,995.