Peugeot Reveals All-New 208 GTi Hot Hatch Powered by a 197HP 1.6L Turbo [32 Photos]

The final production version of the new Peugeot 208 GTi, which was previewed in concept form at the Geneva Salon earlier this year, was officially introduced today ahead of its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show on September 27.

As with its 206 and 207 predecessors, Peugeot is once again making claims about "regenerating the values of the iconic 205 GTi".

Whether the new 208 GTi will live up to its promise is something we'll just have to wait to see, but the initial specifications are promising, starting with the fact that, at 1,160kg (2,538 lbs), Peugeot's latest pocket rocket is a whopping 165kg (364 pounds) lighter than the 207 RC (called GTi in some markets including the UK).

It's also more powerful than the 175hp 207 RC / GTi as it is equipped with the same 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbocharged petrol found in the flagship version of the RCZ Coupe, which generates an output of 197hp (200PS) and peak torque of 275Nm (203 lb-ft).

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