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Preview: Peugeot 208 GTi Concept
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The latest generation 208 hatchback from French automaker Peugeot made its debut through an teaser that was released yesterday. the Peugeot 208 GTi is a concept, will be unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show on March 6th.

The features exterior details worth mentioning include the double chromed exhaust tailpipes, a full bodykit, and a brushed aluminum 208 GTi Concept logo. In addition, the grille with the lower bar being decorated in the colors of the owner’s country of origin – for example, in France you can put the ‘Le Tricolour’ flag or in Britain, the Union Jack.

Inside, the dashboard is upholstered in black Alcantara with grey stitching, the roof lining is black and the pedals are aluminum. The cabin has more high-tech updated look to it with LED backlighting giving an ambient feel to the driver. A flat-bottom, leather steering wheel, and sports seats trimmed in Nappa leather on the outer section, and cloth in the center with an embossed tartan motif, and a leather head restraint.

The 208 GTi Concept is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 200 horsepower( 147 kW / 200 PS ) and 202 lb-ft of torque. Mated with a six-speed manual transmission that should result in a 0-100 kph (0-62 mph) acceleration time of under 7 seconds. A 6-speed manual gearbox transfers power to the front wheels.

The Peugeot 208 GTi Concept is heavily inspired by the legendary 205 GTi of the 1980s and early 1990s. Unfortunately, Peugeot’s hasn’t been officially confirmed for production, but we expect to see it hit the showrooms before the end of the year.

Photo Peugeot 208 GTi

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