The Peugeot 208 and 2008 champions of sales in Europe!

The Peugeot 208 and 2008 champions of sales in Europe

Peugeot is off to a good start to the year, with overall sales down compared to 2020.

Peugeot is starting the year on a roll! After the launch of the new Peugeot 308 , the Lion is benefiting from very good sales results in Europe. The Peugeot 208 was the best-selling car in Europe in February 2021, with 18,375 units sold. And it is even the double for Peugeot , since the 2008 finishes second in the standings, with 17,120 sales! Behind, the Volkswagen Golf (3rd, 16.185 ex.) And the Toyota Yaris (4th, 15.467 ex.) Slide. The Renault Clio is sixth in the standings , with 15,349 sales.

Diesel in distress, electrics continue to climb

But overall, February 2021 was not a good month for the auto industry. The sales fell 20% compared to 2021, with 850,000 cars sold in total. Normal, the Covid-19 pandemic had not yet affected the sector at this period in 2020. Diesel continues to decline, and now only represents 27% of new registrations.

Electric and plug-in hybrid side, sales increased by 67% to reach 115,000 copies, or 13.6% of sales. And, unsurprisingly, the market remains dominated by SUVs, which account for 43.6% of sales.

The Top 10 best-selling cars in Europe in February 2021

  1. Peugeot 208 (18.375 ex.)
  2. Peugeot 2008 (17.120 ex.)
  3. Volkswagen Golf (16,185 ex.)
  4. Toyota Yaris (15,467 ex.)
  5. Fiat Panda (15,400 ex.)
  6. Renault Clio (15,349 ex.)
  7. Citroën C3 (15,281 ex.)
  8. Opel / Vauxhall Corsa (14.615 ex.)
  9. Skoda Octavia (14,554 ex.)
  10. Volkswagen T-Roc (13,829 ex.)

Renault Captur E-Tech (2021): the prices of the hybrid SUV!

Renault Captur E-Tech (2021) the prices of the hybrid SUV

After the prices of the plug-in hybrid, Renault presents the prices of the simple hybrid version of the Captur II.

A few weeks after the plug-in hybrid version “E-Tech Plug-In” , the Renault Captur arrives today in a simple hybrid version, called “E-Tech”!

In this configuration, the diamond SUV combines a 1.6 L petrol and two electric motors for a total power of 145 horsepower. Above all, the crossover promises an average consumption of 5 L / 100 km . A type of engine that is still very rare in the segment , since neither the Peugeot 2008 nor the Volkswagen T-Roc are available in hybrids for the moment. You have to look to the Toyota C-HR to find a hybrid on a small urban SUV.

€ 3,500 more than TCe 140 petrol

The Renault Captur E-Tech is displayed from 27,100 € in Zen finish : it is 3,500 € more than the TCe 140 gasoline in manual gearbox (23,600 €), at the same level of range. As standard, it has automatic lighting of the lights, automatic air conditioning and a customizable 7-inch dashboard.

The mid-range Intens climbs to € 29,700 . Orders are already open on the French market.

Renault announces that this E-Tech engine will be available later this year on the RS Line and Initiale Paris finishes .


Hyundai Bayon (2021): the rival of the Captur and 2008 attacks from € 17,850!

Hyundai Bayon (2021) the rival of the Captur and 2008 attacks from € 17,850

The announced rival of the Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008, the new Hyundai Bayon is already available to order on the French market. The city SUV attacks from 17,850 €.

Just two weeks after its big world premiere, Hyundai’s new city SUV (4.18 m long, 1.77 m wide, 1.49 m high and 2.58 wheelbase), the Bayon , is already available to order! This rival of the Renault Captur and other Peugeot 2008 arrives on the French market from … 17,850 € !

Only in essence

At this price, it is offered with the four-cylinder 1.2L MPI gasoline engine of 84 hp (5-speed manual gearbox).

At its launch, the Bayon is also offered with the 100 hp T-GDI 1.0L petrol unit with 48V light hybridization . Count from € 20,150 with the 6iMT intelligent 6-speed manual gearbox.

Cheaper at the entry level than the Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008

By way of comparison, the Renault Captur starts in gasoline at € 21,750 (TCe 90 or TCe 100 GPL) and the Peugeot 2008 at € 22,400 (PureTech 100).

Later, the 100hp 1.0L T-GDI block will also be available without micro-hybridization. A 120 hp version, this time with mild hybridization, is also expected.

Four finishes for the Bayon

As for the range, four finishes are on the program for individuals : “Initia”, “Intuitive”, “Creative” and “Executive”. The first is entry level. It offers LED daytime running lights and position lights as standard, manual air conditioning, cruise control-speed limiter, driver fatigue detection, active lane-keeping assistance, autonomous emergency braking with recognition of pedestrians and cyclists or reading road signs.

Above, “Intuitive” adds 16-inch alloy rims, rear parking assistance, a rear-view camera, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

“Creative” stands out thanks to bi-LED front lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, hands-free access and keyless start, automatic climate control, a wireless charger for smartphones and a color touch screen. 10.25 inch with GPS navigation.

Finally, the top-of-the-range “Executive” gains front and rear parking assistance, active lane-keeping and parking assistance, adaptive cruise control, active monitoring of blind spots with rear cross-traffic alert as well. than a 7-speaker Bose audio system.

All prices of the Hyundai Bayon

Find out below the prices of the new Hyundai Bayon.


  • 1.2L MPI 84 BVM5 Initia: 17.850 €
  • 1.0 T-GDi 100 Hybrid 48V 6iMT Initia: 20,150 €
  • 1.0 T-GDi 100 Hybrid 48V 6iMT Intuitive: 22,300 €
  • 1.0 T-GDi 100 Hybrid 48V 6iMT Creative: 24,600 €
  • 1.0 T-GDi 100 Hybrid 48V DCT-7 Intuitive: 23,600 €
  • 1.0 T-GDi 100 Hybrid 48V DCT-7 Creative: 25.900 €
  • 1.0 T-GDi 100 Hybrid 48V DCT-7 Executive: 27,600 €


Urban SUVs: Peugeot 2008 dominates sales in 2020 in France

Urban SUVs Peugeot 2008 dominates sales in 2020 in France

For its first full year on the market, the second-generation Peugeot 2008 sold 66,698 units, beating the Renault Captur by more than 12,000 units.

Peugeot 2008, Renault Captur, Citroën C3 Aircross, DS 3 Crossback, Opel Crossland X, Ford Puma, Nissan Juke, Fiat 500 X, Skoda Kamiq, Jeep Renegade, Volkswagen T-Cross, Hyundai Kona, Kia Stonic … The urban SUV segment are particularly numerous, in a booming market, despite a year 2020 marked by the health crisis.

The Lion brand, in great shape, launched at the end of 2019 the second generation of the Peugeot 2008 , which in 2020 had its first full year of marketing. If the first generation launched in 2013 was rather a wise crossover, the second opus revolutionized the genre, with an SUV positioning finally asserted.

Urban SUVs: the Peugeot 2008 sold 66,698 units in France in 2020

The commercial success was immediately appointment, propelling the new Peugeot city SUV in the top of the podium in the category in 2020, with 66,698 copies sold in France. In second place, we find the Renault Captur , with 54,597 units, and in third place, the Citroën C3 Aircross with 30,165 units.

In terms of engines, a large majority of Peugeot 2008 customers have chosen a petrol model (60% of sales), while Diesel remains more the favorite of professional customers (33% of sales). The electric version, called Peugeot e-2008, is at the back of the pack, with only 7% of sales.

All categories combined, the Peugeot 2008 was the third best-selling car in France in 2020, behind the Peugeot 208 (92,796 units) and the Renault Clio (84,031 units).


Citroën C-Cubed (2021): an affordable electric micro-SUV

Citroën C-Cubed (2021) an affordable electric micro-SUV

Citroën is preparing for 2021 the C-Cubed, a micro-SUV competing with the Dacia Spring. Initially intended for the Indian market, marketing in Europe is however not to be excluded …

Even if Asia and more particularly India are specific markets, with very different expectations from our countries, the fashion for small crossovers or SUVs has not spared these regions of the world, as evidenced by the Renault Kwid , which gave birth of the Renault City K-ZE and Dacia Spring , or even more recently the new Renault Kiger .

Citroën sets out to conquer India in 2021, with the launch of the C5 Aircross, which would be followed by the end of the year by a micro-SUV , which still bears the code name ” CC21 ” in its thermal version , but which should be called Citroën C-Cubed according to rumors. A 100% electric version , which responds internally to the name ” eCC21 “, is also expected.

An electrified platform already known at Stellantis

This new model is initially planned for India, but should also be marketed in Latin America, where it could replace the Citroën C3 . However, marketing in Europe cannot be ruled out, but if this were the case, we should see a specific version landed, adapted to the standards of the Old Continent.

This future herringbone micro-SUV and its 100% electric version will be based on the Stellantis group platform dedicated to city cars : the CMP and its electrified e-CMP variant , which notably equip the latest Peugeot 208 , Peugeot 2008 , DS 3 Crossback , Opel Corsa , as well as their 100% electric versions. Of course, the engines, both thermal and electric, of this Citroën C-Cubed will be more modest, in order to keep the cost low and accessible for Indian customers.

Indeed, according to information published by the ElectricVehicleWeb site, which also offers an illustration of the future model, the future Citroën C-Cubed should be marketed at around 800,000 Indian rupees, or the equivalent of € 9,100 . While waiting for more information, several prototypes have already been surprised during road tests in India, evidenced by these photos posted on Instagram. Unsurprisingly, the two-stage light signature specific to Citroën models should be there.