Rising Start Driver Cate Munnings rallying with Peugeot UK onboard the 208 R2
Peugeot UK released a video with Catie Munnings, the 2016 FIA Ladies European Rally Champion, driving the new 208 Black Edition. She is the first British female rally driver to win an European Rally title in 50 years, at just 18. It’s even more impressive when you know that at only 13, she could do a perfect handbrake turn, says her father, the former rally driver Chris Munnings. Notably, her racing career started in September 2015.
Catie Munnigs earned her crown by piloting the Peugeot 208 R2, as being part of the Saintéloc Junior Rally Team. Plus, in the first year of her career, she raced in Belgium and Latvia, and received her maiden title by collecting enough points on the remainder of the season. At this point, it’s obvious that driving is in her blood.
For that reason, Peugeot UK announced Catie Munnings as the brand ambassador, rallying behind her with the new 208. To put it another way, her prowess makes her the perfect person to launch the new 208 Black Edition, available from £14,595.
Latest Technology and connectivity
The new Peugeot, along with its exclusive styling, is available in Nera Black, Hurricane Grey and Bianca White. In addition, the 16″ Titane gloss black alloy wheels with while laser engraving is a blends greatly. You can find gloss black finisher on the grille, and on the door mirror shells. Equally important, the driver has available the latest technology with the essential infotainment system. Coupled with a DAB Digital Radio, the new 208 has Bluetooth, CarPlay, MirroLink and androidauto connectivity, plus a 7″ touchscreen.
Pretty honest 3 door car
Given these points, the 3-cylinder 1.2L Pure Tech petrol engine equips the new 208 Black Edition. In details, it delivers 82 HP with a 5-speed manual gearbox, and sprints from 0-62 in 12.2 seconds, with the top speed at 111 mph. In other words, the new 208 Black Edition is pretty honest for a city car. It makes 68.2 mpg. It’s worth to mention that the 1.2L PureTech won the 2015 & 2016 ”International Engine of the Year” title in 1.0L – 1.4L engine category.