Peugeot has announced the 208 will be offered with a unique textured paint finish.

Peugeot has announced the 208 will be offered with a unique textured paint finish.

Designed to add a "contemporary twist to the idea of customer choice and individual personalization," the textured paint is currently available in two colors - Ice Grey and Ice Silver - and is guaranteed to last for the life of the car.

According to the automaker, the paint was developed over the course of four years and features a unique lacquer that has fine particles of silica as well as "micro-balloons" of polyamide.  The latter gives the paint a matte appearance while also making it more hard-wearing and easier to care for than a traditional matte finish.

Despite the extra effort, the paint will only cost £645 which is the same price as more traditional pearlescent paint.

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