Peugeot introduces 208 GTi Limited Edition

Article by Christian A., on September 30, 2012

A Peugeot 208 GTi limited edition will be available in the UK for only £20,495. Only 29 examples will be built, standing for the number of years since the original 205 GTi was launched in the UK in 1984. Peugeot has also recently announced its plans for the 208 GTi for 2013. The limited edition vehicles will offer improved specification.

Throughout the world, only 54 vehicles will be sold so it could be safe to say that there will be very high demand for these units.

The cars will have their individual numbers, making them highly exclusive. They’re specified to a high standard with Satellite Navigation. It also marks the first time for Digital Radio (DAB) to be fitted on a Peugeot.

All the cars can be distinguished by a Union Jack flag on the lower grille, which highlights the importance of the GTi badge to the UK. This top of the range GTi model will be numbered from 01 to 29.

They will use exclusive satin pearlescent white paint and 17” ‘Carbon’ Onyx Black Alloys. For the full specification details and additional images of the 208 GTi Limited Edition, just go to peugeot.co.uk.

This GTi will start production in April 2013. These cars will be offered for hand-over to customers before the official launch date of the 208 GTi in late May.

Peugeot’s place in the history of motor sport has been strongly established. The design of the Marque has been influenced by the production of the advance performance GTi, whether by its promotions and marketing, its achievements in competition and its models. The idea is to make a sleek and playful sports car as an advanced version of the iconic Peugeot GTi.

Onlookers are easily captivated by the car's athletic and elegant look. Nothing can match the new 208's athletic appeal. Across the shiny black back skirt are the exhaust surfaces that come with a twin tailpipe in chrome. This modern design improves the unique identity of the model.

The quarter panel trim in bright chrome, accented with red highlights, has the GTi logo. Not minding the body color, the red highlights are prominently seen all around the car: on the grille lower bead, on brake calipers, and on Peugeot letters on the tailgate. Also, with chrome accents in the shiny black grille, it now appears like having a three-dimensional checkered mesh. The overall design is improved by small bright chrome details that wraps around the fog lamp trim, the door mirrors, and the grille upper trim.

By opening the car doors, a passenger compartment that reflects the paintwork is seen. The passenger compartment has an exemplary athletic feel with its sill containing the model's embossed name. A mixture of red, black and satin chrome completes the color theme. Up to the tiniest detail, the inside of the car is more prominent with its red GTi overstitching throughout.

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THE LUCKY PHEW! JUST 29 PEUGEOT 208 GTi LIMITED EDITIONS AVAILABLE

Following on from the recent announcement of the 208 GTi for 2013, just 29 lucky UK customers can be the proud owners of a limited edition model, available at £20,495. Limited to only 29 (one for each year since the UK launch of the original 205 GTi in 1984) this model will come with an enhanced specification. Worldwide, just 54 will be sold.

Demand for this exciting limited edition will be high. Each car will be individually numbered, visually exclusive and specified to a high standard with Satellite Navigation and, for the first time on a Peugeot − Digital Radio (DAB). All cars will also feature a Union Jack flag on the lower grille, signifying the importance of the GTi badge to the UK.

This range topping GTi model will be numbered from 01 to 29, and will come with exclusive satin pearlescent white paint and 17” ‘Carbon’ Onyx Black Alloys.

Full specification details and further images of the 208 GTi Limited Edition will be revealed to the public on www.peugeot.co.uk, on Thursday 27th September 2012.

Production of this GTi is scheduled for April 2013 and these cars will be available for hand-over to customers ahead of the 208 GTi official launch date in late May.

The announcement of this latest new model follows on closely from the launch of 208 which has been an instant success with over 11,000 UK orders since order books opened.

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