Peugeot to Develop New Upmarket 208, 308 Models
According to CarAdvice, the company is looking to extend the GTI badge to the 308 model, that could also gain a luxury version under the XY moniker. Furthermore, the 208 GTI might be topped by a 208 R developed in the vein of the upcoming 206 HP-powered RCZ R.
“Is spirit of GTI only a one shot? No,” Peugeot’s director of product communciations, Christophe Chateau, told CarAdvice. “We have the objective of moving upmarket for the Peugeot brand so GTI is one of these products we want to have for this."
“But it is not the only. At Paris 2012 we had the RCZ R. That’s another proposal in that segment. We have two good engines: 200 HP and 260 HP. So you can imagine for the future we will have some other versions,” he added.
Chateau then went on to say the new Peugeot 308 will be lighter and more agile that its predecessor, thus the 308 GTI should be more sportier than the outgoing European variant.
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