Our first look at the Peugeot 308GTI
June 5, 2015

Peugeot all but confirmed that they are going to debut their new 308 GTI model from this years Goodwood festival of speed but the good news is that you don't even have to wait that long for your first glimpse at the new all new, performance based hatchback. Pictures have appeared online early showing the car parked up and revealing some of its most distinguishing features. Peugeot have decided to jump on board with the hot hatch segment in order to compete with vehicles such as the Volkswagen Golf R and the recently launched Honda Civic Type R which is expected to be one of their very best additions yet. The demand for this kind of motor has certainly gotten bigger and bigger over the past number of years so Peugeot will be looking to turn heads with this new model and in our opinion, that is exactly what they do with this new model as seen by the images that have been leaked online.


What did the leaked images show?

The picture posted online shown the car parked up in a car park carrying Silver paint work along with clearly visible Red brake callipers. We clocked the chrome trimmings around the front and back windows and from the angle that the picture was taken, privacy glass is used at the back. A set of LED swept back headlights helped the car to look very aggressive as does the chrome surrounded front grille, with much of the same treatment for the air intakes at the front also.

The back end of the car was also shown which looks very similar indeed as you may expect to that of the standard 308 with the only notable difference being the round shaped exhaust pipes.


Will the 308 GTI contend with other rivals power wise?

So the most standout thing always worth mentioning about hot hatch models is of course the power that they give out. The RenaultSport Clio, the Golf Gti and of course the previously mentioned Civic Type R. All of these vehicles have one thing in common and that is they all carry some strong power. Peugeot are yet to reveal the engine that will be found under the bonnet of the 308 GTI but if speculation is anything to go by, a 1.6 litre turbocharged engine unit can be found with the production model. This remains to be confirmed by the French firm though and power and performance rates still remain unconfirmed. We do expect to hear more on these matters and more about the car though at the Goodwood festival of speed when the 308 GTI gets its official debut.  


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