Road-holding: the Marque's expertise

The Peugeot Marque has demonstrated the full extent of its expertise in developing a new combination, at a very high level as regards the road-holding of its Peugeot 208, in order to carry forward and enrich the idea of driving pleasure, while adapting it to the expectations of today's customers.

So, the aim of establishing it as a benchmark in its segment led to the wish to retain the acknowledged stability and dynamism of the 207 but without compromising on comfort.

Served by its pseudo-MacPherson front suspension, its deformable crossmember rear suspension, the excellence of its spring-damper assemblies and the fine-tuning by the Lion's experts in this area, the road-holding of the 208 also benefits from the efforts to reduce weight to gain as much in terms of dynamism as in comfort.

This combination is also adapted to the performance of the vehicle's various engines to offer coherent and progressive range steps, in line with customer expectations.

So, on the Peugeot 208 1.6 l THP with 115 kW (156 hp) available in summer 2012, the front subframe is reinforced to offer rigidity and guidance for the front suspension in line with the performance potential of its engine.

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