The Peugeot 208 is the Car of the Year 2020. The French citycar won first place in the prestigious international award with 281 points. On the podium two electric cars: second place for the Tesla Model 3 with 242 points, third the Porsche Taycan (222).
For the new Peugeot 208, it is all about the proportions. The perfect balance of height, width, wheelbase, overhang, windshield rake, and glass to sheet metal. That was the bedrock on which Peugeot’s design director, Gilles Vidal, and his team, including Yann Beurel, head of exterior design, and Eric Dejou, head of interior design, built the new 208. “For us the challenge was finding a strong personality, a unique thing on the roads, different from the others, and with the best possible proportions,” Vidal said.