Peugeot 208 GTi Concept announced
Earlier this week Peugeot released a teaser for the 208 GTi Concept, and now we have a new batch of photos and official details about the hot hatch which is scheduled to make its official debut on March 6th at the Geneva Motor Show.
Under the hood of the 208 GTi is a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that pumps out 197 hp (200 PS / 147 kW) and 203 lb.-ft (275 Nm). If these figures sound familiar, you should know that Peugeot borrowed this engine from the sexy RCZ THP 200. It is linked to a 6-speed manual gearbox which enables the car do to the 0-62 mph sprint in less than 7 seconds.
Compared to the standard version, this hotter GTi edition brings some mild updates like the sill skirt extensions, lower bodywork spoilers and a brushed aluminum “GTi Concept” logo sitting on the grille as well as on the quarter panels. Inside the cabin of the Peugeot 208 GTi Concept we find LED backlighting and a flat bottomed steering wheel wrapped around in perforated leather.
Even though that this is a concept, most likely the production version will be announced soon after Geneva and it will probably look a lot like this concept.
Source: Peugeot via WCF
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