Peugeot’s iconic GTI badge expected to be revived

Article by Christian A., on August 26, 2010

Peugeot's vehicles have not had much success lately but the company is bent on reviving the brand and establishing its current reinvention. With an intention to focus on building sports coupes, Peugeot dropped the iconic GTI badge last year. Peugeot then embarked on a process to launch the Aston Martin-lookalike SR1 Concept design study.

Insiders told Autocar that Peugeot is looking into cutting-edge design and improved driving dynamics.

Eventually, this could lead to the resurrection of the GTI badge for a flagship hot hatch. But the model won't appear for at least another three years. The source also said that the timing has to be right for another GTI model.

Currently, the company is working on its next generation of small car platforms but the timeframe on when they'll be launched is undisclosed.

The source added that the company will soon be pushing the new 3008 and 5008 models. Before going back into the hot hatch market, the source said that Peugeout would have to re-establish itself as a brand that made driver's cars.

Since the iconic 205 GTI and 306 GTI models in the 80s and 90s, Peugeot's hot hatches have disappointed especially when compared with their original predecessors. [via autocar]

Topics: peugeot, gti

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Just recently, it was speculated that a new Porsche Cayman GT4 RS is coming. There is no official confirmation yet from the German sports car maker, but the arrival of...
by - February 18, 2017
Will there be a BMW M4 CS? Apparently, there is a Club Sport version of the BMWM4 after it was sighted in California doing a shoot for a new commercial...
by - February 18, 2017
Having a 400 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque is a tremendous advantage. Yet Ford hasn’t formally announced the numbers regarding its latest Ford Expedition. The current SUV as we...
by - February 17, 2017
Aston Martin and Red Bull’s AM-RB 001 hypercar project is moving along quickly. This time, the project partners have already commissioned a number of technical partners that would help in...
by - February 17, 2017
This is what happens when a guy thinks fast forward into the future. Never mind if autonomous driving is just lurking around the corner. Volkswagen, Chevrolet, Audi and Ford are...
by - February 17, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries