In 2016, Peugeot released a new range named the 2016 Peugeot 208 GTi. It’s rare for a manufacturer to introduce a car that it doesn’t expect (and in all honesty doesn’t really want) to be popular with customers, but that’s exactly what the new entry model in the 2016 Peugeot 208 range is. Peugeot Australia admits the 208 Access is unlikely to be a sales success, but toppling the likes of the Toyota Yaris and Mazda 2 isn’t its intention. Now, let me show you what this range has been expanded from the former Peugeot.
The six-speed transmission’s shifts smooth and fast. The GT-Line reaches 0-100 km/h in a leisurely 10.9 seconds
The seven-inch screen is clear and bright, but still slow to respond to your inputs. Moreover, isn’t exactly the last word in ease-of-use or up-to-the minute design.
if the screen is not so slow in responding to your fingers, there will be a lot of things going on the screen and it will be wonderful . It takes care of both climate control and the full trip computer and the stereo in the car.
The sat-nav in the car is fine if it is not highly detailed or if there are not the high resolution and the stereo, once you’ve worked it out, it will deliver good sound and work more than happily with your Bluetooth or USB-connected phone.
You can’t imagine, the 208 GTi is the latest in a long, proud line of Peugeot hot hatches and for many of us who remember the original 205 GTi the expectations so high.
From the outside at distance the GTi looks very sporty but only to a discerning eye. If you come near the car, you will realize that there’s lots of GTi badges (and even more inside) but if you donn’t know what “GTi” on a Peugeot means you wouldn’t want to look twice.
The car is something of a sleeper, and indeed at a recent Cars and Coffee meeting the 208 attracted the attention of people who knew what they were looking at, not those there to admire showy cars. You decide whether that’s a good thing or not.
There are six airbags, ABS, brake assistance, brake force distribution, stability and traction controls and load-limited front seat-belts, which make the car up to five ANCAP stars.
It is close to the standard 208 with the benchmark for ride and the ability to handle in its class. The standard GTi is the best riding hot hatch all over the world even if it doesn’t have that ultimate handling ability (which few of its owners will ever use) of its Renault, Ford and VW rivals.
The GT Line chassis falls in the middle of the standard and GTi tunes and is all the better for it. The tauter chassis further sharpens the already-excellent steering and the fast-responding throttle and transmission make the 208 feel a lot more sprightly than its 0-100km/h figures suggests.
There’s plenty of grip on offer, on the way, more than the engine could ever overwhelm. However, at the same time, it’s a terrific amount of fun.
That extra handling ability doesn’t ruin the ride but it brings an edge, with body roll almost disappeared. The larger tyres are also a little noisier, but again, if you like a bit of fun, it’s doesn’t matter.
The petrol range contains the following versions:
1.6 litre THP 208 hp S&S, 6-speed manual; 125 g/km.
1.6 litre THP 165 hp S&S, 6-speed manual; 129 g/km;
1.2 litre PureTech 110ch S&S EAT6, 6-speed automatic; 104 g/km;
1.2 litre PureTech 110 hp S&S, 5-speed manual; 103 g/km;
1.2 litre PureTech 82 hp S&S, 5-speed electronic; TBC at 97 g/km;
1.2 litre PureTech 82 hp, 5-speed manual; 104 g/km;
1.2 litre PureTech 82 hp, 5-speed manual; Very Low Consumption at 99 g/km;
1.0 litre PureTech 68 hp, 5-speed manual; 102 g/km;
The new Peugeot 208 is still fitted as standard with all of the safety systems that allow it to earn five stars in the EuroNCap tests (ABS, ESP, EBFD, EBA, etc.). This level of passive safety and the arrival of Active City Brake make the new Peugeot 208 one of the safest cars in the segment.
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