• Identical interior to Peugeot 208
  • Read our full review for more
  • Few differences in GT trim, though

For a full run-down on the interior have a look at what we said about the Peugeot 208 – the cabins of both cars are largely identical and are our current favourite in the supermini class. There are a few differences though, which we've detailed below.

The one-208 theme continues, with the same curved transmission selector for reverse, neutral or e-drive, which can also be used to alter the regenerative braking feel.

You get the same tiny steering wheel and it can still obscure the fancy 3D instrument binnacle with its varied depth information display. Overall it's a high-quality environment, with a gloss black centre console, wireless charging pad, and a carbon-effect layer that winds its way across the dashboard.

The biggest difference really is the fact that the EV is available in top-flight GT trim unlike the conventional 208. This brings with it the 10.0-inch infotainment screen as standard and a smart-looking grey alcantara and cloth trim for the seats, with lime green and blue stitching across the cabin.

Comfort

  • Firm ride on the top spec GT model
  • Lower spec cars may be more comfortable
  • Super quiet and refined cabin, though

It's hard to be conclusive about the e-208 until we drive it in the UK, but at this early stage we reckon the ride comfort is less of a mixed bag than the petrol and diesel range. It felt pretty firm even on our smooth test route, so it'll be interesting to see how it fares on our broken tarmac.

In fairness though we only drove the sportier GT model with its lowered suspension and larger 17-inch wheels, so models further down the range may iron out bumps a bit more effectively.

Elsewhere though it goes without saying that the e-208 is even more refined than the standard car, which is already quite admirably quiet. There's no engine noise at all and this means, in combination with the lack of wind and tyre roar, that the e-208 is very relaxing car to drive.

·       Firm ride on the top spec GT model

·       Lower spec cars may be more comfortable

·       Super quiet and refined cabin, though