Textured paint for Peugeot 208

Peugeot to offer a £645 textured paint finish for its 208 hatchback

The Peugeot 208 will be available with a textured paint finish – a world first for a production vehicle – when the revised model goes on sale in June.

Peugeot says the paint, which is available in two colours, is "subtly granular to the touch." The paint is said to be more hard-wearing and easier to look after than conventional matt paint.

Peugeot also claims the new finish is resistant to micro-scratching – the tiny marks that often come from grit in cleaning cloths – and won't suffer from frequent cleaning.

Under the paint, which features fine particles, sits the same anti-corrosion, primer and colour that you'd find on any other Peugeot paint finish.

Peugeot says paint such as this has only previously been available on limited-edition models, or as an expensive hand-applied option. The textured paint is a £645 option – the same as the car's pearlescent 'Satin White' paint option.

The textured paint comes in two shades – Ice Grey and Ice Silver – and joins a range of two solid and seven metallic colours. In addition, the Peugeot 208 GTI hot hatch is available in a two-tone matt black/lacquered red 'Coupe Franche' design.

The revised version of the 208 will also feature two new personalisation packs. The interior and exterior styling tweaks are available on the Allure trim and above. The Menthol White pack and Lime Yellow pack feature trim in the pack colour, as well as a different front grille and gloss-black trims around the grille and headlights.

The packs can also be specified for the interior, where they add sports seats trimmed in leather-effect material, passenger-seat height adjustment and a number of coloured interior trim panels. Prices will be announced for these packs in the coming weeks.

The revised Peugeot 208 was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month. As well as a number of subtle styling revisions inside and out, the car features a range of new equipment. Highlights include automatic emergency braking and a rear view camera.

Like the Peugeot 308 hatchback and Peugeot 508 saloon, new 208 buyers can choose to have the sporty looks of the 208 GTI without the running costs in a new 208 GT Line trim.

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