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An alluring new automatic gearbox control for the PEUGEOT 208 and 2008

This new transmission control is featured in the fully electric e-208 and e-2008 and the petrol and diesel versions with automatic gearbox. With an efficient and modern design, the new gearbox control frees up space in the centre console. The integration is perfectly suited to the environment of the 3D PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® found in the 208 and 2008, which is designed to offer a blend of technology and ergonomics.

Combining satin chrome, “piano” black, and a carbon look for the wrist rest, the materials used exude quality, resulting in a finish that is among the best on the market.

This new control allows the different modes to be selected, Reverse (R), Neutral (N) and Drive (D). Two remote buttons complete the functions: Park (P), and for internal combustion engines, pressing the Manual button (M) allows you to manually select the gear engaged using the paddles located behind the steering wheel. For electric motors, the Brake button (B) replaces the (M) button and activates regenerative braking that increases energy recovery during deceleration. An evolution in functionality, the Brake mode (B) remains active even after a push on the lever (without stopping the engine): there is no longer any need to engage it again during a restart: it remains active and keeps the driver settings in memory.

All 208 and 2008 versions equipped with this new control feature an electrically-operated parking brake, which combines space saving with comfort and peace of mind in everyday driving.