Geneva: Peugeot 208 GTI and 208 XY Concept cars revealed image

The French based automaker Peugeot has presented to the public the 208 GTI Concept and the 208 XY Concept during the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

The Peugeot 208 GTI Concept started its life as a rumor of the revival of the iconic 205 GTI in a production version, but the car manufacturer has decided that a concept is better in testing the market before deciding of whether or not to put the model into production. The 208 GTI is coming with some modest updates, like the lower bodywork spoilers, sill skirt extensions and the GTI Concept logo on the grille.

Under the hood, the Peugeot 208 GTI Concept has a 1.6 liter turbocharged engine, shared with the RCZ THP 200, which is now developing a total output of 197 horsepower and a peak torque of 275 Nm (203 lb-ft), mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The concept car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km./h in less than 7 seconds, according to the manufacturer.

Besides the 208 GTI, Peugeot has also presented the 208 XY Concept, a model aimed at the ladies, which is coming with a special livery named “Pulsion”. The livery makes the car look like it’s changing colors, depending on how close to it the viewer is. The exterior design is finished by a set of 18-inch alloy wheels, along with a panoramic glass roof with colored chrome on the trim. Under the hood, the Peugeot 208 XY Concept is powered by a 1.6 liter e-HDi engine, generating 115 HP and mated to a six-speed manual transmission.