From prototype to road car in just over 6 months reflects the public´s desire about the new variants of the Peugeot 208 GTI 2017, the sporty GTI and the glamorous XY.
Expected to hit the dealerships in the end of September the 208 GTI is the newest hot hatch from Peugeot, with the genes of the 90´s imortal Peugeot 205 GTI, and the build quality, safety and extras of a new car it will be the target to beat in it´s class. The Peugeot 208 GTI 2017 compared to the normal versions is lowered, wider, 10 mm on the front and 20 mm on the back and incredibly light (for today´s standards) with just 1160kg (less 165 kg than the 207 GTI).
Peugeot 208 GTI 2017 Price and Specification
Peugeot 208 GTI 2017 Pricing starts from the $29,990 which is based as per manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP).
The engine is the same supercharged gasoline 1.6 THP (turbo high pressure) outputting 200 hp and 275 Nm of torque, it comes attached to a manual 6-speed gearbox allowing the Peugeot 208 to hit 0-100 kph just under 7 seconds and producing only 145g/km of CO2. Suspention has been tweaked to enhance performance, wheels are 17″inch and the breaks are cooled by dynamic air entries.
The more exclusive edition, the Peugeot 208 XY has suffered and increased attention to details as well as materials with more quality, and with leather on the interior all over the place. The 208 XY will be available with 1.6 e-Hdi with 92hp and 115hp and the 1.6VTI with 120hp and the 1.6THP 155hp.