Peugeot 208 GTi - UK price

Peugeot has finally revealed the price of its new 208 GTi hot hatch.

Buyers will have to part with £18,895 when dealers begin taking orders in March. That makes the Peugeot £1,900 more expensive than the basic version of the just-launched Ford Fiesta ST, but £535 cheaper than a three-door Volkswagen Polo GTI.

Peugeot 208 GTi (2013) Front Side 1

Despite the large price gap between the 208 GTi and the Fiesta ST, both cars actually offer similar value when judged against one particularly crude measure: the ‘pound per horsepower’ figure for the former is £96, which is virtually the same as the latter’s £94.

That’s because the Peugeot’s 1.6 litre turbocharged petrol engine develops 197 bhp (147 kW / 200 PS), whereas the one in the Ford produces 180 bhp (134 kW / 182 PS). The extra output doesn’t seem to result in a quicker car though, as the 208 completes the 0-62 mph (100 km/h) sprint in 6.8 seconds, an imperceptible 0.1 seconds less than the Fiesta’s time.

Peugeot 208 GTi (2013) DashboardPeugeot 208 GTi (2013) Front Side 2

Standard specification for the Peugeot 208 GTi will include recalibrated suspension, wider tracks front and rear, 17” alloy wheels, sports seats, part-leather upholstery and rear parking sensors. Deliveries are due to begin in May.

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