The Peugeot 208 GTI is the French firm's latest take on the hot hatch. However, many will be irritated that it's not quite as 'good' as the 205 GTI. They shouldn't be.
Whenever Peugeot releases a new GTI version of its smallest car we get very excited and exclaim, "The 205 GTI is back!!" It isn't. It can't be. Stop saying that. The 208 GTI is, thankfully, a very good car in spite of its ancestry.
Peugeot will launch its B-segment three-door and five-door models in the spring of 2012. The Peugeot 208 replaces the outgoing 206 and 207 models.
August was a hectic month for the XCAR team -- we played in the Peugeot 208 GTI, drove some awesome BMW Roadsters, discovered the history behind the Ford GT name, had a go in a lairy Lexus, steered the new Porsche Cayman S and had a drive in the all-new BMW 4 Series.
Peugeot announces all-new three-door and five-door models. The 208 will compete with the Ford Fiesta, Toyota Yaris, and VW Polo.