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Cars Peugeot 208 named European Car of the Year

12:45  03 march  2020
12:45  03 march  2020 Source:   inews.co.uk

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The Peugeot 208 was named European Car of the Year , the organizers announced, at the Palexpo exhibition center in Geneva, Switzerland. As a former European Automotive correspondent for Reuters, I’ve a spent a few years writing about the industry. I will penetrate the corporate hype and

The new Peugeot 208 has been named the 2020 European Car of the Year , finishing ahead of two electric vehicles, the Tesla Model 3 and Porsche Taycan. The second-gen 208 , which made its debut in February last year , collected 281 points and 17 individual first-place votes. Although it garnered the

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The Peugeot 208 has been named the European Car of the Year 2020.

The French supermini was described as the best small Peugeot for years as it beat competitors from Tesla, Porsche, Renault, Ford, BMW and Toyota.

The contest is judged by 60 journalists from major motoring publications around Europe and the Peugeot was the clear winner, scoring a total of 281 points, compared with the second-placed Tesla Model 3’s 242 and third-placed Porsche Taycan’s 222 points.

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The compact hatchback was praised by judges for its bold looks, enjoyable driving, diverse trim levels, nice petrol and diesel engines and the prospect of an all-electric variant, in the shape of the e-208 which is due in coming months.

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Three years after the success of the 3008, Peugeot has once again won the prestigious " European Car of the Year " with its new 208 . The award was conferred by a jury of 60 European journalists from 23 countries on Monday, March 2. In the running for the title, the Peugeot 208 was up against

The Peugeot 208 has won the European Car of the Year Award, taking the trophy by a comfortable margin over the Tesla Model 3. The French supermini was named the winner of the prestigious award in a ceremony hosted at the Palexpo exhibition centre, where the Geneva motor show was due to

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Judges praised the 208's bold design and broad range of drivetrains, including an all-electric option (Photo: Peugeot)

“I am particularly proud that the all-new Peugeot 208 has just won the 2020 Car of the Year prize,” said Peugeot’s brand CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato.

“This trophy underlines the excellence of the work and great commitment of all the teams of the brand and the Groupe PSA. It’s the first time that a Peugeot '2 series' has triumphed.

“Three Peugeot ‘Cars of the Year’ are currently on road, with the 3008 SUV and the 308 alongside the all-new 208. The COTY 2020 legitimates the brand’s “power of choice” strategy. From now on, our customers will be able to choose between the electric Peuoget e-208 Car of the Year and the Peugeot 208 Car of the Year.”

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The Peugeot 208 has been named as European Car of the Year , beating strong competition from rivals like the Tesla Model 3 and the Porsche Taycan. The 208 finished top of the leader board with 281 points, while the Tesla Model 3 scored 242 and the Porsche Taycan 222. Fourth spot went to the

Peugeot 208 supermini beats the Tesla Model 3 and Porsche Taycan to the award. All top four cars in the vote were either electric or had electric What Car ? also didn't name it in its awards earlier this year . Reviewing the votes in the European Car of the Year 2020 awards, the UK journalists rated the

The full shortlist of cars competing for the award also included the BMW 1 Series (133 points); Ford Puma (209 points); Renault Clio (211 points) and Toyota Corolla (152 points).

The 208 is Peugeot's sixth ECOTY winner (Photo: Peugeot)

Judges hailed the 208 as: “The best small Peugeot in years: It looks great, comes with competitive powertrains and even an EV with more than adequate performance.”

The award is Peugeot’s sixth ECOTY win and puts the brand among the most successful in the history of the competition.

The Peugeot’s victory was announced at a press conference broadcast from the near-deserted Palexpo exhibition centre, which was due to host the Geneva Motor Show before the event’s cancellation due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.

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