Fresh from the recent annoucement of the Peugeot 208 and 2008 PureTech, Peugeot Malaysia (Nasim) has unleashed the iconic 2017 Peugeot 208 GTi for the domestic market. The iconic Peugeot 208 GTi was first introduced onto Malaysian shores in October 2013. Then, the Peugeot 208 GTi was set to revolutionise the performance hatch segment carrying within it years of expertise, innovation and passion for motor sports.

With its bold lines, dynamic interior and powerful performance, the 2017 208 GTi will continue to dazzle and demonstrate its character and ambition targeted for discerning individuals with high expectations.

The 2017 Peugeot 208 GTi is powered by 208hp 1.6-liter THP (Turbo High Pressure) engine, 8hp more than before and the engine produces 300 Nm of torque, a good 25Nm increase from its predecessor. The new 208hp turbo petrol engine block is a sensational machine. Combined with the 6-speed mechanical gearbox, it exploits the chassis’ capacities and makes the new 208 GTi a worthy representative of the Lion Brand’s sporting expertise. This sensational machine has the capability to accelerate from 0-100km/h in 6.5 seconds, 3 seconds quicker and a top speed of 230 km/h.

The 2017 208 GTi boasts efficient, dynamic and precise road behaviour, preventing unwanted understeer and oversteer. From the first turns of the wheel, emotion is substantial. With its finely adjusted undercarriage (Pseudo McPherson at the front, torsion beam at the back), the 2017 208 GTi is agile and precise following the profile of the road and poised to satisfy your emotions.

In looks, the 2017 Peugeot 208 GTi is an icon in its own right. The new bumper has sharper, along with wider front grille and thicker surrounds, which are fully integrated into the bumper. The front face still impresses with Peugeot’s exclusive light signature that consist of LED daytime running lights for indicators and DRLs and the rear LED claw effect rear light.

Moving to the inside, the Peugeot i-Cockpit is the major highlight. From first contact, you are at one with the car. A totally new experience, the 2017 Peugeot 208 GTi has been designed around you, the head-up instrument cluster and the compact steering ensure precise steering and an exciting, instinctive and safe drive, without taking your eyes off the road. Ideally positioned, the 7-inch color touchscreen, which comes as standard and has a red and black redline sport theme. The screen also houses a USB port and Bluetooth connectivity. On upholstery, the seats are decked in Club Nappa leather with Caro Weave fabric finish, while the steering comprises full-grain leather material.

The performance of the 2017 208 GTi calls for an appropriate braking system. With perforated discs, 302mm diameter at the front and 249mm at the back.

In terms of safety, the 2017 Peugeot 208 GTi is equipped with a comprehensive list of safety features including Stability Control, Traction Control, ABS, EBA and EBFD. It comes with the latest-generation Electronic Stability Program (ESP), which is able to detect the first signs of a sideways skid and helps reduce over steer. On the passive side, the list consists of 6 airbags, front pre-tensioning seatbelts, seatbelt fastening warning system and a collapsible steering column.

The 2017 Peugeot 208 GTi comes at an on-the-road price of RM 143,888 and is available in two exciting colors: Digital White and Rogue Red. Each 208 GTi is covered with manufacturer’s 5-year warranty, along with Peugeot exclusive owner’s benefits.