To celebrate 30 years since the launch of the venerable 205 GTi, Peugeot has created a new, more powerful version of its successor, the 208 GTi, and it's available to order now priced from £21,995.
First, let’s get the uncomfortable truth out of the way: no matter how hard Peugeot try, they will never be able to recreate the iconic 205 GTi. While those of us old enough to have driven the original GTi might long for them to do so, today’s safety and emissions regulations alone would render it an impossible mission. The world has moved on. While the new Peugeot 208 GTi might hark back to the 1984 original as far as marketing goes, the company is inwardly realistic enough to acknowledge that this is more a ‘re-imagining’ of what GTi means in the modern world.
Always ready to rise to a fresh challenge, the nine-time world rally champion Sebastien Loeb and Peugeot Sport will contest the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 30 in the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak
In keeping with its competitive nature, Peugeot has decided to contest the 2013 Pikes Peak Hill Climb (Colorado, USA, 30th June) which continues to stand out as one of motor sport’s most exacting, internationally-reputed competitions
The new Peugeot 208 GTi - powered by a 1.6 THP 200 bhp engine capable of hitting 62mpg in just 6.8 seconds - will be available to order from 1st March 2013, priced from £18,895
Peugeot’s popular 208 range will expand this month with the introduction of a Special Edition, the Peugeot 208 Intuitive, which includes Park Assist, Satellite Navigation and Cielo roof for £14,245
Following on from the recent announcement of the 208 GTi for 2013, just 29 lucky UK customers can be the proud owners of a limited edition model, available at £20,495
Peugeot has confirmed the 208 GTi will enter production, powered by a 1.6-litre 200bhp four-cylinder THP engine, and is due to be launched in Spring 2013.
Peugeot will reveal its concept for the new 208 GTI at Geneva, as it attempts to regenerate the memory of an iconic legend.
In the spring of 2012, Peugeot will launch its new model in the ‘B’ (Supermini) segment - the Peugeot 208. The new car will be available in 3- and 5-door form, and promises a "regeneration of the driving experience."