If the market shows demand, Peugeot will launch GTi variants of both the 3008 and 2008 models; set to rival the Nissan Juke Nismo
Doug Revolta Autocar
23 August 2016

The Peugeot 2008 and 3008 SUVs will spawn GTi models, if the market shows a demand.

Hot GTi variants would remain front-wheel drive and mark Peugeot’s first foray into the high-performance SUV segment, rivalling the likes of the Nissan Juke Nismo.

“The strategy of the brand is to have upper versions, GT, GT Line and GTi, and this strategy will be developed in all the range,” said Laurent Blanchet, head of product development.

 Peugeot says it has the capability of making GTi variants, but it will only do so if customers want them.

The new 2008 and 3008 SUVs will get GT and GT Line trim levels, adding extras such as bigger alloy wheels and a leather interior, along with sporty styling. There are no engine upgrades, but the suspension is expected to be revised slightly. GTi variants would sit above them. 

Peugeot is experimenting with all-wheel drive systems, but they are unlikely to be used on the SUV GTis. An all-wheel-drive plug-in 3008 is due in 2019 and an all-wheel drive hybrid powertrain was used with the 308 R Hybrid concept.

The conceptual technology is unlikely to make its way into the 3008, and the plug-in all-wheel drive system has not been developed for performance-led variants. 

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23 August 2016
Oh great another su bloody v. Thing is the sheeple will buy them by the ship load. Even though they'll be £2k+ more expensive than the normal 208/308GTI. Only difference they sit a couple of inches higher. Give me the normal hatchback any day.

23 August 2016
that's called choice...

23 August 2016
michael knight wrote:

that's called choice...

Hahaha spot on there! And I don't blame them for considering them.

26 August 2016
Gti jeeps? Anybody who swallows that will fall for anything. Non-fat lard. Elasticated house bricks. Meaningless blurb aimed at selling to the stupid.

I don't need to put my name here, it's on the left

 

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