Peugeot celebrates 200 with 308 hot hatch
Peugeot launches the new 308 GT THP 200 in celebration of its 200th anniversary, despite previously stating it wouldn’t be sold in the UK.
The 308 GT THP 200 is fitted with the turbocharged 1.6 litre 200bhp THP engine as seen in the Peugeot RCZ coupe. This helps the car to a top speed of 140mph and allows it to complete a 0-62mph sprint in 7.7 seconds.
Despite its power, the 308 GT is very economical. A combined fuel economy of 40.8mpg and CO2 emissions of just 159g/km make this one of the greenest hot hatches on the market.
External revisions comprise a carbon-style insert under the front bumper lower skirt, rear spoiler, twin chrome rear exhaust pipes and GT badges on the side and rear of the body. It is available in Blanca White, Nera Black and Shark Grey, as well as the standard Peugeot colour schemes.
Buyers will receive a Nokia 5230 smartphone with satellite navigation and in-car mounting kit free of charge if bough in July, as part of Peugeot and Nokia’s campaign.
The five-star Euro NCAP-rated Peugeot 308 GT THP 200 carries an on the road pricetag of £21,995.