With the Peugeot 208 GTi due to debut at Geneva next week as a concept, Peugeot release the first promo video.
There are high hopes for the new Peugeot 208 GTi, with Peugeot desperately hoping a performance halo for the 208 range will evoke memories of the terrific 205 GTi and filter down in to much bigger sales for more prosaic 208s.
So to keep interest in the public debut of the 208 GTi next week, Peugeot has been busy cobbling together a promo video to show the new GTi blatting around – in and out of focus – so we don’t have chance to forget the 208 GTI is on its way.
To be honest, the promo is more like a brief tease; having delivered a pile of photos of the 208 GTi we’d have thought Peugeot would have given us a bit more that a 35 second tease. But no matter.
The Peugeot 208 GTi will get 197bhp from its 1.6 litre turbo four-pot, enough to get the little hot hatch to 60mph in around 7 seconds. We expect the 208 GTi concept at Geneva next week to be followed by a very similar production GTi at the Paris Motor Show in September before hitting showrooms by the end of 2012.
Peugeot 208 GTi Concept Photo Gallery
(17 photos – click any thumbnail for full gallery)
Peugeot 208 GTi Concept Promo Video