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Peugeot 208 wins ‘Best Supermini Class’ from Auto Express

Good news for Peugeot as the company collected two category wins at the recent Auto Express New Car Awards 2012.

The ceremony was held at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London, with the Peugeot 208 picking up the ‘Best Supermini Class’ and the RCZ winning ‘Best Coupé class’ for the third year in a row.

Steve Fowler, Editor-in-Chief of Auto Express, commented, “Peugeot is back on top of the small car class. The 208 has got it all: style, quality, space and kit, while it’s good to drive and super-efficient, too. “The RCZ continues to reign supreme as the best coupé on the road thanks to its winning blend of great styling and agile handling. Even better, it’s much more affordable than its looks suggest.” Managing Director at Peugeot UK, Tim Zimmerman, was delighted with the win, saying, “This is a great week for Peugeot.

In the first week that the new 208 goes on sale in the UK, we are especially pleased to receive this key award.  “The Auto Express Best Supermini award is the 208’s first international product accolade and recognises its lead position in the highly competitive small car sector. We are confident it is a stylish product of true regeneration, and hopefully this will be the first of many awards to come. “That the RCZ Sports Coupé has again – for the third year running – been awarded the Auto Express Best Coupé prize serves to demonstrate our improved product desirability, which increases with every new car we launch".

The Peugeot 208 has been available to buy in the UK since June 26, starting from £9,99 with a huge choice of engines. Peugeot is no stranger to awards success – the Peugeot 107 was named BusinessCar’s favourite city car in 2008 while the Peugeot 308 VTi was crowned ‘Best Hatchback’ at the Get A Car and CIMB Preferred Best Cars of 2009 awards. The Peugeot 208 is incredible energy-efficient and eco-coscious. Its diesel engines have CO2 from just 87g/km, and all are below 99g/km. Its petrol engines, with an all-new three-cylinder, start from 99g/km. Other winners at the Auto Express New Car Awards 2012 included the Skoda Citigo, which was named as ‘Best City Car’ and ‘Car of the Year’.

The Mercedes S-Class was crowned ‘Best Luxury Car’ with the BMW 1 Series named as ‘Best Compact Family Car’. AUTHOR BIO – Information provided by SaveOnNewCars.co.uk, the UK’s leading supplier of new car deals, vans and automotive finance plans. They can provide fantastic Peugeot 207 deals and amazing offers for other models, which are all UK-supplied vehicles with a full manufacturer warranty.


July 18th, 2012
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