Is the Peugeot 208 the new 205 GTI? 0

That’s right; the Peugeot 205 GTI is set to return, in the form of the Peugeot 208. Many will be pleased to hear the news, with the previous generation being something of an icon in its heyday.

Slowly, the car was worn away with time and there haven’t been many around on our roads, despite a fair presence over a decade ago.

Many see the new 208 as the 205’s spiritual successor. Executives will be hoping that the car has an even bigger impact than the Peugeot 207, which is the current top seller for the French company.

How? Striking designs as well compact and efficient engines.  It will be put into the “small car” category, rivalling the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa. Quite a challenge it would seem, can the car dominate this market and beat these type of cars?

Official pictures have not yet been released. The sketches and artificial images of the car look very attractive indeed, but don’t they always?

The Peugeot will boast a great deal of gadgets to launch itself into future demands of the industry. One feature is a huge testament to that is the touch screen control system. You’ll be able to access maps, music, access different functionalities of the car plus much more.  The driver will be control this “iPad” style device from racing bucket seats.

The car’s engine will be very efficient, which Peugeot hoping that fuel efficiency and environmental credentials will be one of the cars main selling points. The technology within the engineering that went into making the engine is very impressive indeed. It’s so good that the petrol engine will achieve up to 70mpg, according to the Peugeot. Direct injection and stop/start technology will help the car become one of the sustainable cars in its class and pave the way for future cars that derive from the production line.

The car’s price will start at around £10,000 with it being released in 2013. Both 3 door and 5 door versions will be released.

Hailed as the 205 GTi’s successor by many automotive experts and respected magazines, will this make a positive or negative impact upon the success of the Peugeot 208?

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