Peugeot 208 GTi Review
Peugeot 208 GTi is a supermini car which is manufactured by the French automaker Peugeot. French people are known for their innovations and interest in technology which can be very well imagined by checking out this Peugeot drive. This B-segment car was initially unveiled in Geneva Motor Show in the year 2012. For international auto market, 208 GTi is made available in 3-door mini hatchback and 5-door hatchback. The 208 is built on PSA PF1 platform and hence is 173 kgs lighter than the Peugeot 207 car. This reduced weight and improved aerodynamics have ensured that its occupants may experience better performance. For Filipino customers, Peugeot 208 GTi is available with sumptuous features and an efficient 1.6-litre turbocharged engine.
Engine, Mileage & Variants
Peugeot 208 GTi is appointed with a 1.6-litre turbocharged 4-inline cylinder petrol engine. This engine has a capacity to churn out a maximum power output measuring to 200 hp at 5800 rpm along with a maximum torque counting at 275 Nm at 1700 rpm. Mated with 6-speed manual transmission, this engine shows its efficiency by accelerating in 6.8-seconds with a top speed clocking to 230 kmph. Talking about the fuel consumption of this engine, it sips 4.7-litre/100 km in extra urban driving, 8.2-litre/100km in urban driving which makes 5.9-litre/100km in combined driveways.
Peugeot has given an exterior styling to its 208 GTi which can keep you mesmerized for a couple of minutes. You can feel the elegance and appeal for which Peugeot drives are well known for. This 3-door hatchback has been given improvements and facelift to impress the buyers and live upto their expectations. The appeal factor is very much evident from its front radiator grille which is given chrome finishing. The rear of this drive is also give equal importance and has been employed with appealing features like 2 chrome finished exhaust pipes and stylish tail lamps. The dynamic 17-inch alloy wheels are wrapped with 205/45 R17 tires which not only complete the exterior in an impressive manner but also deliver desired performance. Its exterior dimensions measures at 3962 x 1739 x 1460mm (L x W x H) along with the wheelbase of 2538 mm.
The interior trim of 208 GTi are designed with black & red trim with beautiful stitching effect given on the fabric/leather upholstery. The entire cabin shows a sporty look with a perfect blend of elegance in it. The steering wheel is also wrapped with leather and has audio controls mounted on it for the comfort of the driver. The dashboard of this drive is perfectly designed and given a look which matches well with the theme. The dashboard has an instrument cluster with all the dials, gauges and controls plotted intelligently on it keeping the convenience of the driver in mind. For the entertainment of passengers, there is a 7-inch touch screen along with audio system and navigation. The instrumental panel has been given a elegant red LED effect around the gauges along with a black and aluminium dial backdrop. To accommodate your luggage, this drive offers 285-litres of boot count at its rear.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
Peugeot 208 GTi has advanced safety and security features which ensure that its occupants stay safe during the dives. For firm braking & handling, there are independent McPherson built-in coil spring with integrated hydraulic shock absorbers and anti-roll bar type front suspension and independent trailed arm with transverse torsion bar and hydraulic shock absorbers & anti-roll bar type rear suspension. This drive also has active cruise control which allows you to cruise on the smooth terrains and highways with much comfort. The 6 airbag employed at front, side and overhead minimizes the chances of getting any injuries after a collision. Electronic Stability Program, Anti-Lock Braking system and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution keep the car stable while running on elevated speeds. You also get engine immobilizer to safeguard this Peugeot drive against any theft.
Peugeot 208 GTi is a mid-sized sports hatchback which carries style and elegance at its exterior. The interior also follows the theme and employs sporty and appealing features. Since the 1.6-litre turbo engine packed under the hood of this drive is powerful and efficient, you can expect a cheap running cost from this Peugeot car albeit the heavy one-time investment.