It’s back - the 208 GTi

The new Peugeot 208 GTi
Peugeot’s iconic GTi is back! Designed to appeal to driving enthusiasts and offer a perfect blend of performance and style, the new Peugeot 208 GTi is an exciting addition to the 208 range.

Peugeot’s iconic GTi is back! Designed to appeal to driving enthusiasts and offer a perfect blend of performance and style, the new Peugeot 208 GTi is an exciting addition to the 208 range.

Boasting performance figures of 0-100kph in less than seven seconds and with a top speed of 230kph, CO2 emissions are low at 139g/km. Available to order in Ireland from May, the new 208 Gti 3-door 1.6 THP 200bhp model will retail from €27,995 (ex-works).

Standard specification on the new Peugeot 208 Gti includes 17” alloys, red painted brake calipers, twin chrome exhaust and body coloured rear spoiler, sports seats with black half leather, rear parking aid and armrest.

The 208 has already been a great success in Ireland since its launch in mid-2012 and it was awarded Continental Irish Small Car of the Year 2013 by the Irish Motoring Writers’ Association.

Increasing Peugeot’s share of the small car market by over 4% year to date, the Peugeot 208 now represents a strong 7.1% of its segment.

George Harbourne, Peugeot Managing Director said the 208 GTi will deliver strong desirability with exhilaration, performance and panache.

“Its arrival will reinforce the huge success the Peugeot brand has had during an exceptional history of hot hatchbacks and rally accolades,” he added.

Peugeot Sport’s unveiling of the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak model and the company’s continued participation in the European Rally Championships comes hot on the heels of Peugeot Ireland’s strengthened motor sport programme.

Waterford man, Craig Breen, contracted to Peugeot Sport’s Academy and currently working on the development of the new 208 T16, was recently appointed Peugeot Brand Ambassador.

Since February, Tipperary man, Andrew Slattery, has been finding his feet in the Dunlop National Rally Championship in a new Peugeot 208 R2 rally car.

Now, the Peugeot 208 GTi is destined to live up to its hot hatch predecessors to become a much coveted sports car, playful and chic and offering everyday driving enjoyment.