The hot version of the Peugeot 208 has arrived in our shore today. Packed with 200bhp delivered at 5,800 rpm and 275Nm at stupendously low 1,700rpm, Peugeot 208 GTi is capable of blasting the tarmac to 100km/h in mere 6.8s on its way to 230km/h top speed. All this for RM139,888.
Peugeot 208 GTi is powered by a turbocharged 1.6L in-line 4 mill which is widely used in PSA family, but it is in a higher state of tune. All the performance does not come at the expense at the fuel economy as the hot hatch is sipping it fuel at the rate of 5.9L/100km in a combined cycle. Drive is enthusiastically channeled via a 6 speed manual gearbox.
Peugeot 208 GTi wears sportier clothes compared to the bread and butter model. There's a wider wheelarch which accomodates 10mm and 20mm increased in front and rear track, more pronounced side skirt, more aggressive front grille insert, bigger spoiler and rear bumper lower garnish with dual exhaust pipe. Stance is enhanced with larger 17' alloy wheel wrapped by 205/45 low profile tyres.
The interior has been garnished up with the spicier looking trim, mostly in black base with red trim. The seats are upholstered in black Nappa leather with red insert, similar finishing is applied to the steering wheel, gearknob and dashboard top portion. There's also silver panel found surrounding the airconditioning vent, door grab handle and the seatbelt. Aluminum is used for an added contrast, and the touch has been applied to the steering wheel, gearknob and pedal.
Peugeot 208 GTi is equipped with 6 airbags and the usual plethora of ABS, EBD and stability control system. Available in only two color; Rogue Red and Digital White, Peugeot 208 GTi also comes with 5 years warranty with unlimited mileage for an added peace of mind. Several more photos can be found after the jump.
|Interior photo from Paultan|