200bhp version of the 308 goes on sale in the UK this month

Peugeot is to start selling a 197bhp version of its five-door 308 hatchback in the UK later this month.

Priced at £21,995 and called the GT THP 200 (after the engine's metric horsepower figure), the model has been built to celebrate 200 years of the Peugeot brand.

See official pictures of Peugeot 308 GTI

A ‘GTI’ version of the 308 was launched in May and while Peugeot said it wouldn’t be coming to the UK, the new GT THP 200 is in effect the same car.

It comes with Peugeot’s turbocharged 197bhp, 1.6-litre petrol engine, shared with the new RCZ, and sends power to the front wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox.

CO2 emissions are rated at 159g/km, while the combined fuel economy is 41mpg.

A revised suspension systems lowers the car by 10mm. The 200 THP also gets a styling upgrade over the standard 308 with a rear spoiler, twin chrome rear exhaust pipes, and ‘GT’ badges on the side and rear of the body.

Inside there will be a leather sports steering wheel, and the pedals, footrests and gear knob will be finished in aluminium.

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14 July 2010

Alyhough this if for the 200th anniversary i'm sure they won't sell 200 of them.

14 July 2010

In fairness to Peugeout they are calling it a GT not a GTI. It show's how things have moved on when I and probably a fair few others on here, can totally dismiss a car that has 200bhp and returns 41mpg.

14 July 2010

3 years too late, and still got a face only a mother could love.

At least it comes under the magic 160CO2 for the latest raft of company car policies that specifically exclude cars over that limit due to tax relief benefits.

14 July 2010

Nothing wrong with the idea of a GTI or the spec sheet to go with it. Just a shame that the 308 in general is such a dog in the styling dept'

14 July 2010

Seen the spy shots of it's replacement in a rival mag,not much improvement i'm afraid, oh dear!

Peter Cavellini.

14 July 2010

really ugly car as standard and the GT not much better, not sure they have ever made a nice looking mid range car, even going back to the 309 gti, that looked awful (but went like a rocket)

Best looking Peugeot ever made remains to be the 205 gti 1.9, i dont think they could ever improve on it......

14 July 2010

It is still ugly and behind the rest in every way.The 406 coupe was the last good looking Peugeot.its a shame most French cars nowadays are either very bland,Renault, or very ugly,Peugeot.Citroen better but thats faint praise!!

14 July 2010

[quote andrepaul999]really ugly car as standard and the GT not much better, not sure they have ever made a nice looking mid range car, even going back to the 309 gti, that looked awful (but went like a rocket)[/quote] 306?? Lovely looking car, and in rallaye spec, looked great! Shame the 308 looks challenging. I wish Peugeot would start doing great cars again. Agree that the 406 coupe was last of the great looking Pugs!

14 July 2010

[quote superstevie][quote andrepaul999]really ugly car as standard and the GT not much better, not sure they have ever made a nice looking mid range car, even going back to the 309 gti, that looked awful (but went like a rocket)[/quote] 306?? Lovely looking car, and in rallaye spec, looked great! Shame the 308 looks challenging. I wish Peugeot would start doing great cars again. Agree that the 406 coupe was last of the great looking Pugs![/quote]

+1

err quite, the 306 was and still looks sharp, well the original and final (2nd) facelift versions, something went slightly awry with the first facelift

Back to FWD Sad

14 July 2010

Is there really any point to this car??? as for the same money you can have a megane RS which is a proper hot hatch.

I see the point of the 308 thats its economical and warm performance and very spacious and safe but at 22k is a bit much and if you want something economical get a fast diesel.

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