Peugeot 208 GTi – Overview
The legend of Peugeot’s GTi badge began with the 205 GTi, way back in 1984. That OG hot hatchback, together with another GTI badge from a German rival, was instrumental in the rise of the segment of highly entertaining and exceedingly utilitarian cars we know today.
In the intervening years, the French GTi badge lost some of its lustre. Both the 206 and 207 GTi in the noughties were forgettable cars. In the 30-odd years of history, only two others with the badge were worthy: the 106 GTi and 306 GTi-6. Until now.
The 208 GTi was launched first in 2013, and the supermini was last updated in 2017. The new car is a more refined and subtler approach to the pedal-to- the-metal recipe of the OG, which is very much in line with the modern interpretation of a hot hatchback.