Peugeot Tipped To Kill GTi Nameplate, Replace It With ‘Peugeot Sport Engineered’

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The builder of the iconic 205 GTi competence not operate the GTi moniker any more upon the sporty models. Instead, it could reinstate it with Peugeot Sport Engineered, the nameplate which debuted upon the Concept 508, shown in Geneva final March.

AutoExpress reports which the preference is still pending, though if they do go brazen as well as dump the GTi nomenclature, that’s since the next 208 prohibited hatch competence go electric.

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While the little inside Peugeot have been assured which the latest fixing intrigue is the most appropriate approach to go forward, others have been not so certain which would be the most appropriate move. Peugeot UK’s execs hold there’s no reason to barter the GTi with Peugeot Sport Engineered, as well as they gave the Porsche Taycan as an example, which is additionally electric (although it sits in the really opposite league), though retains the Turbo suffix.

Looking to keep the GTi pinned token alive in the arriving top-of-the-line 208, the Peugeot UK deputy pronounced which it has “great inflection as well as birthright inside of the UK, as well as the GTi name would be the undiluted fit” [for such the car].

Whatever highway Peugeot decides to take, the single thing is certain: the subsequent 208 GTi/Sport Engineered will be quicker than the effusive indication which needs 6.5 seconds to accelerate to 100 km/h (62 mph) as well as tops out during 230 km/h (143 mph). The Volkswagen Polo GTI, Ford Fiesta ST as well as Renault Clio RS opposition is powered by the 208 PS (205 hp / 153 kW) as well as 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque, 1.6-liter turbocharged engine, interconnected to the six-speed primer transmission.


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