Peugeot plans more GTi and R models

Peugeot 308 R concept frankfurt 2013
18 Jun, 2014 5:30pm Jonathan Burn

More Peugeot GTi and R models are in the pipeline, despite planned model cuts for PSA Peugeot Citroen

Peugeot will develop and introduce more GTi and R models to sit at the top of its product ranges.

The performance-focused model offensive also follows the news that PSA Peugeot Citroen will streamline its product lineup in the future by slashing the current 46-strong model range.

At the unveiling of the facelifted Peugeot 508, Peugeot Product Director Xavier Peugeot revealed to Auto Express what we can expect to see from the French manufacturer. “There are some ideas which are connected to the concept car we presented at Frankfurt. We want to cover our product ranges with a very sporty model, this is one of our key messages.”

Peugeot’s show star at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show was the 308 R concept. The 308 hatchback would be only the third hot Peugeot in the current lineup when launched, standing along side the 208 GTi and RCZ R.

However, it is not yet known if the 308 will wear the GTi or R name - but it will face tough opposition in the shape of the Volkswagen Golf GTI and SEAT Leon Cupra.

Following the hot 308, we can also expect an influx of other GTi or R Peugeot models in the near future: Maxime Picat, Peugeot Brand CEO said, “We will develop future sports versions of all our ranges.”