The forthcoming, all-new Peugeot 208 has been spotted testing once again, this time in snow for cold-weather trials as it edges closer to its eventual debut. As at its previous sighting, the next 208 will draw from the design language of the 508 sedan and the 3008 SUV, in contrast with the more rounded lines of the outgoing model.

As before, the design influence drawn from its larger D-segment sibling is evident in the front, where the headlights and grille help give the B-segment hatch a wider look compared to before. the theme continues at the back, where a more square-cut set of lines gives it a more muscular look.

The PSA Group’s CMA architecture will form the basis of this upcoming 208, and the platform already underpins the DS3 Crossback. This is a modular platform, one which allows for electrification in the guise of a version named e-CMP; this will also enable the 208 to be among the first within the French marque’s line-up to gain a full-EV model.

Along with the standard range of variants, there will be a high-performance, GTi version of the new version, which has likely been spotted in the previous sighting as denoted by its roof-mounted spoiler and dual exhaust pipes. Our sources also previously noted that there a pure EV version is on the cards.

The fully-electric version will employ a 113 hp motor that will also be found in the DS3 Crossback, and which will offer a range of 450 km from a 50 kWh battery. Similarly configured, the 208 can be expected to boast better performance figures thanks to less weight compared to the DS3 Crossback. The Peugeot 208 is the second car to arrive on the CMP platform, and the duo will soon be joined by the Opel Corsa.