With the 208 GTi no longer on sale in South Africa, Peugeot needed a new flagship model. Here are the specs and pricing for the new Peugeot 208 GT-Line.
Peugeot has launched a 208 GT-Line, which is the new top dog in the 208 family. Being a GT-Line model, it features some sporty touches and at first glance, you'd think it was the hot hatch GTI model.
In terms of looks, it has new headlights with black and chrome elements, LED daytime running lights, together with repositioned fog lamps give the new 208 GT Line a wider stance. There's also a new bumper while the rear view is dominated by the striking and distinctive deep red 3D LED tail lights. Some red detailing, a gloss black finish for the grille surround, fog lamp finishers and exterior mirror housings, and 17-inch Caesium alloy wheels round off the visual package. The GT-Line theme carries on inside with special seats, contrasting stitching and red detailing on the seatbelts. There's also a special GT-Line theme on the touchscreen display.
Being the flagship model, the specification is expected to comprehensive and this 208 GT-Line features a trip computer, electric power steering, air-conditioning, electric front and rear windows, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, height and reach-adjustable steering wheel, and a refrigerated glove compartment. The in-car audio system features Bluetooth and USB connectivity. Automatic headlights and wipers, as well as automatic climate control, adds additional convenience to the offering.
Power comes from a 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine, which dishes up 81 kW and 205 Nm. Power goes to the front wheels through a manual gearbox. Peugeot is claiming a 0-100 kph sprint time of under 10 seconds, while the fuel economy claim sits at 4.5 litres / 100 km.
Peugeot 208 GT-Line Price in South Africa
Pricing includes a three-year/100 000 km warranty and 3 year/ 45 000km service plan.
208 ACTIVE 1.2 PureTech BVM 60kW MT R 224 900
208 ALLURE 1.2 PureTech BVM 60kW MT R 239 900
208 GT-LINE 1.2 PureTech BVM 81kW Turbo MT R 259 900