Peugeot 208 GTi prices

28 Jan, 2013 12:09pm Tom Phillips

Peugeot has announced that the 208 GTi will start from £18,895 when order books open in March

The Peugeot 208 GTi will be priced from £18,895 when order books for the hot hatch open on 1 March. Powered by a 200bhp 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the new 208 GTi is capable of covering 0-62mph in 6.8 seconds.

The new 208 GTi will have some stiff competition when it arrives later in the year, including the equivalently powerful Renaultsport Clio EDC and new Ford Fiesta ST. The most basic Ford Fiesta ST1 model undercuts the 208 GTi price by £1,900.

Standard equipment on the 208 GTi will include 17-inch alloys, a GTi-specific front grille, twin chrome exhaust tailpipes, LED running lights and GTi badging. Inside, the GTi benefits from leather and cloth upholstery with red trim details, a DAB radio and rear parking aid.

To ensure the 208 GTi is worthy of the badge, Peugeot claims that it has added weight to the steering and retuned both the front and rear suspension of the standard 208 hatchback to improve feel and agility, while the track is 10mm wider at the front and 20mm wider at the rear.

Prices for the luxurious Peugeot 208 XY have also been confirmed: they’ll start at £16,545. Only available as a three-door hatchback, the 208 XY replaces the current Feline three-door (while the five-door 208 Feline continues unchanged).

Standard equipment on the 208 XY includes 17-inch alloys, a unique XY front grille, sat-nav, DAB radio, the Cielo panoramic roof and a rear parking aid.

Production for both the 208 GTi and 208 XY begins in April, with the first cars expected to arrive in May.

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£19k for a small Peugeot seems extremely dear. Very much doubt it'll be good enough to justify a price tag so high anyway.

I don't really see the point in the XY - it seems kind of pointless. Apart from the DAB radio and the special paint there's no real difference from the Feline that's being dropped. I thought Peugeot was in finance trouble so why make something that could be more expensive to make? Very confusing. I would have thought the XY would have been some sort of DS3 / 500 rival. Where's the personilisation? The GTi looks promising though.

19 Grand and utterly reliable..

If you've not driven or owned the new 208, you have no right to pass comment

what I mean by that is that the new 208 is by far the best built Peugeot since, hmm the 3008,5008, 508 and the RCZ. 1.6 engine that produces 200bhp? that's responsible development as CO2 also extremely low for a car of this kind. The 208 XY is a luxury version with high spec, whereas the Feline is a sportier version, also with hight spec. Why would it be built to rival a 500? It's considerably bigger than the 500 and the DS3 by PSA anyway!

Nice but pricey against competition such as Fiesta ST.

I'd rather spend a couple of grand extra and get a Focus ST (I'd extend the same argument to the Fiesta ST also). Bigger, more practical and just a much better all rounder.

Expensive Eurojunk!!!!