Primary, secondary and tertiary safety of the highest level

The Peugeot 208 benefits from a high level of primary safety, through its road-holding and design ("head-up instrument panel", ESP as standard, cruise control/speed limiter on many versions ...).

The vehicle is also designed to provide secondary safety of a higher level than that of the 207, the best in the segment.

Its deformable structure includes in particular an aluminium "beam-absorber" at the front, which also makes it possible to reduce the length of the overhang. Here again, safety benefits fully from the limiting of the overall weight of the vehicle.

The Peugeot 208 is fitted with effective restraining devices: 2 front air bags, 2 front side air bags, 2 curtain air bags, 2 Isofix locations with 3 anchorage points in the rear.

Numerous other devices (active footrest, collapsible steering column, retention pin guaranteeing the connection between the door and the centre pillar...) limit the consequences of an impact for the occupants of the vehicle.

The Peugeot 208 also benefits from the Marque's leadership in terms of tertiary safety by offering, as on most vehicles in the range, a system which offers the Peugeot Connect SOS and Peugeot Connect Assistance services free of charge and with no time limit.

As a reminder, Peugeot Connect SOS, currently available in 10 European countries and in more than 600,000 Peugeot vehicles, permits location of the vehicle and dispatching of the appropriate emergency services in the event of an incident. Since its launch in 2003, it has permitted rapid intervention by the emergency services in nearly 4,800 emergency situations.

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