The Peugeot 208 is getting the GTi treatment and we are pleased to announce that the order books are opening not too far from now in March before being introduced to the showrooms in June. There are a few exterior changes, including a rear spoiler, twin chrome exhaust tailpipes,LED Daytime Running Lights and some nice big red brake calipers front and rear.
It features a THP engine (as does the standard 208) but it has been tweaked to produce 200bhp and provide astonishing performance levels with 0-62mph taking only 6.8 seconds. It will be interesting to see how the 208 GTi fares against its highly anticipated hot hatch rivals; the Ford Fiesta ST and the Renaultsport Clio 200. It will also be interesting to compare the depreciation values of these cars to see is a used Peugeot 208 can hold its ground against the Fiesta and Renault Sport.
If it is anything like the other Peugeot GTi models, servicing the 208 GTi should be relatively straight forward, and reasonably priced (though it will be more costly than the standard 208). As we said, this car will be the type t0 attract those who like the Cliosport models, Fiesta ST models and the high spec VW Golf models.