Peugeot at 2012 Goodwood FoS


Peugeot plans for this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed hangs around the 208, but for some extra ‘showy’ stuff, they’re also bringing the HX1 concept.

The six-seater HX1 is a diesel-hybrid with a stunning exterior, four reverse-opening ‘half-scissor’ doors, a flexible interior capable of seating four, five or six individuals in complete comfort and an active ‘aero’ package for enhanced dynamic performance. As for the 208 stuff, the main highlight is the 208 GTi version. This hotted up version is distinguished with chequered-flag motifs on the metal mesh grille, double chromed exhaust tailpipes, lower bodywork spoilers and lower sill skirt extensions.

The world’s coolest garden party is a perfect opportunity for Peugeot to show off the GTi, the car that is supposed to bring back the amazing days of the 205 GTi, which was very popular in the UK.

Peugeot at 2012 Goodwood FoS Peugeot at 2012 Goodwood FoS

Peugeot press release:

The stand also features a large selection of 208 models timed to coincide with the UK’s official ‘on sale’ date for this exciting new addition to the Peugeot range. The 208 is a product of regeneration – utilising all the virtues of its predecessors but cleverly is lighter, smaller on the outside but bigger on the inside than the 207, and powered by a range of very low CO2 petrol and diesel engines starting from 87g/km.

To entertain visitors on the Peugeot stand, the 208 ‘Let Your Body Drive’ Dancers will perform regularly each day following a successful UK tour to packed crowds, utilising routines inspired by the amazing new ‘Let Your Body Drive’ video from US internet dance sensation Marquese Scott, AKA ‘Nonstop’. The tour has visited a number of major UK cities including London, Birmingham, Bristol, Sheffield and Manchester. From these cities, a staggering 52,000 people have been wowed by the live demos given by ‘Super Malcolm’ and his crew. The video, choreographed entirely by Marquese Scott and shot in a single take, launched the 208 ‘Let Your Body Drive’ campaign at the beginning of April and has followed in Scott’s other video ‘footsteps’, totting up a massive 1.9 million views online.

Also on display are Peugeot’s industry leading diesel-electric hybrid vehicles – the 3008 HYbrid4 and the 508 RXH – both combine a diesel HDi 163bhp engine up front with a 37bhp electric motor driving the rear wheels to provide four modes; ZEV, 4WD, Sport (200bhp) and Auto (fully automatic) with high economy, self-regeneration from deceleration or hill descents, very low CO2 (from 99g/km) and low Benefit in Kind and 100% Capital Write Down Allowance in year one.

Dynamic demonstrations up the famous Goodwood Hill climb include the ‘Pikes Peak’ Peugeot 405 T16 and the Peugeot RCZ Racing ‘Nürburgring’ which won its class this year and also in 2010 and 2011 in the diesel classification, is presently powered with a special 260bhp THP 1.6-litre petrol engine, and is driven at Goodwood by Steven Palette.

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