Peugeot is announcing the introduction of the new 308 GTi in the United Kingdom.
The full pricing of the new Peugeot 308 GTi and the specs of the hot hatch have been announced by the car manufacturer for the UK market. The model in question is starting from 26, 555 GBP, for the 308 GTi 250, on the road, while the hotter 308 GTi 270 will be setting you back for 28,155 GBP. Order books for the model have been opened but the first deliveries of the car are expected to begin on the 5th of November, for this market. By comparison, in mainland Europe, the car can be yours from 33,700 euros.
The new Peugeot 308 GTi has the tough job of competing against the Ford Focus ST, the Volkswagen Golf GTI, the Seat Leon Cupra and other vehicles in the segment. It is using a 1.6 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine under its hood, which is capable of putting down a total of 250 HP (184 kW) and 330 Nm (244 lb-ft) of torque, connected to a 6-speed manual transmission. The hotter variant is producing 270 HP (200 kW) and 330 Nm (244 lb-ft) of torque and this is also working together with a 6-speed manual transmission. Both cars are limited to 250 km/h (155 mph) top speed and they are returning 47.0 mpg UK, while emitting 139 g/km of CO2. The hot hatch has been officially unveiled earlier this year and it can already be bought in several European markets.