The PEUGEOT 208 becomes the sixth winner of this prestigious award for the manufacture. This year’s competition included the well-regarded Tesla model 3 and executive Porshe Taycan.
The All-New PEUGEOT 208, which offers a full-electric version, collected 281 points and 17 individual top votes. With 242 points and the same number of best votes, the electric car Tesla Model 3 was second, while third place on the podium was also an EV, the Porsche Taycan, with 222 points. The rest of the finalists for the award were the Renault Clio (211 points), Ford Puma (209), Toyota Corolla (152) and BMW 1-series (133). It was suggested there were some patriotism votes as the 208 received 36 points from six French journalists but only 19 points from six UK experts.
For a model to be considered for the Car of the Year award (COTY), all candidates have to be new vehicles that are currently on sale or before the year’s end in at least five European markets. The COTY jury is composed of 60 journalists from 23 European countries. Countries contributing to the jury include Germany (Auto motor und Sport), U.K. (Autocar, Auto Express, Car Magazine, Top Gear), Spain (Autopista), Italy (Quattroroute), and France (L’Automobile Magazine, L’Argus de l’automobile). Visit the official website to see the full Jury.
We are excited to have the opportunity to have this vehicle in our showroom and demonstrate why it has been crowned winner of the European Car of the Year 2020. The All-New PEUGEOT 208 is available to buy in Petrol, Diesel and Electric with a number of specifications and both manual or automatic transmission.