With over 300,000 visitors expected, Gowan Distributors Limited, PEUGEOT Importer in Ireland, will host a preview of the futuristic new 208 hatchback at the National Ploughing Championships, 17th to 19th September at Fenagh, Co. Carlow, along with the full range of PEUGEOT passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. Available with a choice of petrol, diesel or 100% electric powertrains, the all-new 208 boasts PEUGEOT’s latest-generation i-Cockpit and 3D head-up display, along with a host of technology and comfort features. It is expected to arrive in Dealer showrooms in late 2019, ahead of the first customer registrations in early 2020. Prices and equipment will be announced closer to launch.
Colin Sheridan, Sales and Marketing Director at Gowan Distributors said: “We are very much looking forward to the National Ploughing Championships this year again. We anticipate strong attendance on the PEUGEOT stand, attracted by a guest appearance from the highly anticipated new 208, together with continued strong demand for our award-winning 2008, 3008 and 5008 SUV ranges and indeed new models, including the radical new 508, the rugged new Rifter and Partner, International Van of the Year 2019. We truly have something on offer, for everyone, no matter their motoring needs.”
He continued: “Indeed, the PEUGEOT brand is a true success story, recording the highest volume sales increase in the Irish market once again in 2019 (+378 units August year to date, representing +5.7% increase, cars and vans combined). The National Ploughing Championships prove every year to be the perfect platform for a PEUGEOT display and we look forward to seeing our customers – present and future – in Co. Carlow.”
Whether a customer chooses petrol, diesel or all-electric, the new PEUGEOT 208 retains the same dimensions, the same look, the same unique character. Longer and wider than its predecessor, the new 208’s wide shaped wings, body curves and sculpted bonnet create a distinctive, sporty look. Mirroring the 3008, 5008 and new 508, the rear of the new 208 stands out, with a black band running the width of the boot lid, linking the 3-claw daytime running lights.
PEUGEOT, a regular exhibitor at the National Ploughing Championships, will display 15 vehicles at this year’s show at stand number 522, block 3, row number 23.