Peugeot has recently announced that the 208 GTI will be launched in the United Kingdom where the hot hatch will be available from 20,485 GBP.
After the final production version of the Peugeot 208 GTI has been officially presented to the public in a world premiere at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the hot hatch is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with the French based automaker announcing its launch in the United Kingdom. Peugeot says that only 29 units of the 208 GTI Limited Edition will be available in the United Kingdom and this is why the model’s price starts from 29,495 GBP.
According to the car manufacturer, the number 29 has been chosen because it represents the number of years which have passed since the original 205 GTI has been launched there back in 1984. 54 units of the Peugeot 208 GTI will be selling worldwide and each car will be individually numbered and get the Peugeot badge, a Digital Radio (DAB), a Union Jack flag on the lower grille, an exclusive satin pearlescent white paint and 17-inch carbon onyx black alloy wheels wrapped in 205/45 tires. The model is powered by a 1.6 liter turbo gasoline engine producing 197 HP and 275 Nm of torque, mated to a close-ratio manual transmission. Production of the limited 208 GTI will commence in April, 2013, and the model’s deliveries will start one month later.