The Peugeot 208 GTi and HX1 concepts will make their UK debuts at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
14 June 2012

Peugeot will showcase the Peugeot 208 GTi and HX1 concepts for the first time in the UK at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Hailed as a reincarnation of the iconic 205 GTi, the Peugeot 208 variant is powered by the same turbocharged 1.6-litre, four-pot unit as the RCZ THP 200. Drive is transferred to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox.

External features of the reborn 205 GTi include chequered-flag decals on the concept’s grille, extended side skirts plus the addition of bumper splitters front and rear. A ‘GTi Concept’ logo is also adorned on the 208’s grille and rear-quarter panels as a nod to it’s venerable predecessor.

The low-slung, futuristic Peugeot HX1 also making its UK debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed is the French marque’s vision for a 2020 MPV. It’s powered by a 2.2-litre HDi engine up front, with extra shove coming from a 95bhp electric motor at the rear

Based on a ‘Metamorphosis’ theme, the HX1 can adapt to its driving and interior environments with active aerodynamics and flexible, modular 4+2 seating.

Peugeot will also showcase its Pikes Peak 405 T16 and RCZ Racing Nurburgring models at the event which runs from June 28 to July 1. 

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18 June 2012

Why can't they make HX1s instead of the van boxes they sell now.

I don't even like MPVs and I'd drive that!

Like a Vel Satis taken to it's natural conclusion.

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