Peugeot 208 GTi Concept


The Peugeot GTi will be back next year on the new generation of the 208.

Set for debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, in concept form, the new 208 GTi will get the same powerfully-compact RCZ THP 200 engine, but comes with unique design features indie and out. The 1.6-litre THP engine puts its driver at the controls of a machine that captivates the potential for a great driving experience, mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, and with a small and ergonomic steering wheel, the car promises great driving fun.

Most strikingly, it features chequered-flag motifs that embellish the metal mesh of the grille, and the lower bar proudly affirms its origin by displaying the French ‘Le Tricolour’ flag or the Union Jack when in the UK.

Peugeot 208 GTi Concept 1 Peugeot 208 GTi Concept

Details in the press release below:

Distinctive exterior features include: double chromed exhaust tailpipes, aero lower bodywork spoilers and lower sill skirt extensions that all capture the signature badging.  Placed within the grille is the brushed aluminium GTi Concept logo that can also be found on the rear quarter panels, as a salute to its illustrious predecessor – the legendary 205 GTi.

On the inside, the passenger compartment is a true GTi environment, with a characteristic sports leather stitched steering wheel, the treatment of which is replicated on the sides of the gear lever, double stitching in the seats and enhanced with LED backlighting to the surrounds of the high-tech instruments. The sports seats are trimmed with Nappa leather on the outer section, and cloth in the centre with an embossed tartan motif, and a leather head restraint.

The red perforated leather steering wheel continues the check motif, and has a pronounced lower flat section, which carries the GTi Concept logo set in an aluminium ring. To complete the sports interior, the fascia capping is dressed in Alcantara with grey stitching, the roof lining is entirely black and the pedals are aluminium. The centre console architecture and ventilation vents all feature a graduated red to black effect, and the chequered-flag theme is also present on the aluminium door crossbars.

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