In an effort to clear the final 30 units, Peugeot Australia has reduced the price of its 208 GTi hot hatch to $29,500 (plus on-roads costs). Incidentally, this is the same price as the 205 GTi from the ’80s.
“Since it launched 30 years ago the Peugeot 205 GTi has always been viewed as an icon, one of the greats of the hot hatch segment and we thought it fitting to recognise its status with its spiritual successor; the 208 GTi,” said John Startari, General Manager of Peugeot Australia.
The 208 GTi is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission that handles the 147kW and 275Nm that the car’s turbocharged 1.6-litre engine produces. The car will reach 100km/h in 6.8 seconds; that’s 1.7 seconds quicker than the Aus-market 205 GTi.
The original 205 GTi was powered by a 1.9-litre four-cylinder engine that produced 88kW of power and 153Nm of torque.
Pricing remains one of the few things that hasn’t changed over the years, but as you’d expect the latest 208 GTi is far more technologically advanced. The new car is equipped with a 7.0-inch touch screen with satellite navigation, airbags all around, ABS with Electronic brakeforce distributon, rear parking sonar, Bluetooth and a lot more features that we come to expect from a modern car.
“We are certain that all 30 vehicles will be spoken for fairly quickly, so our only advice is to get in to a dealer before you’re OUTATIME,” said Startari.
The offer will end on October 21 (or while stocks last) as Peugeot prepares for the next-generation 208 range, which is slated to arrive later in the year.