Peugeot understood it has to offer low emision versions of its models for UK clients, in order to benefit from low taxation. So it recently introduced its most green version inside 208 range. It is the 79 g/km diesel unit, of 1.6 liters, the best-performing non-hybrid on the market.

There are two 79g/km models in Active and Allure trim levels, in both 3 and 5 doors, powered by the 1.6-litre BlueHDi 75hp with Stop & Start (S&S) technology. These 79g/km models are capable of achieving 94.2mpg (Combined Drive Cycle), can reach 106mph and are priced from £14,995 and £16,195.

Other models using the same 1.6-litre BlueHDi engines are also available with three power level choices: in 75hp, 75hp S&S, 100hp and 120hp S&S. The 75hp, 75hp S&S and 100hp S&S are coupled with a five-speed manual gearbox.  The 75hp and 100hp achieve 80.7mpg, while the 75hp S&S has economy of 94.2mpg – which is a record for the segment, and in the market. The 120hp S&S is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and produces 94g/km of CO2.