Peugeot Australia has launched the 208 GTi Édition Définitive, complete with mechanical and cosmetic upgrades to send off production of the current-generation pint-sized hot hatch.
Just 20 examples will make their way Down Under, priced from $33,990 drive-away – $4000 more than the new $29,990 drive-away price for the standard 208 GTi.
Headlining the specification sheet are additions like Pearl White exterior paint with contrasting matte black finishes, 'Peugeot Sport' badging on each C-pillar, unique spring and damper rates, wider front (+22mm) and rear tracks (+16mm), along with a lowered ride height (-10mm).
There are also new 18-inch alloy wheels finished in matte black, which are 0.5 inches wider than the standard wheels and shod in Michelin Pilot Super Sport rubber. Behind the rims are 323mm brakes with Brembo four-piston front calipers finished in red, while the rear gets grey units
Under the skin, there's also a Torsen mechanical limited-slip front differential, and autonomous emergency braking – a first for any GTi model offered in Australia. The active safety system operates at speeds of up to 30km/h.
Peugeot says it's also given the special-edition 208 GTi a bespoke exhaust and throttle calibration for improved responsiveness and driveability across the rev range, helping to reduce the 0-100 claim by 0.3 seconds to 6.5 seconds despite the 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine developing an unchanged 153kW of power.
Inside, you get special red interior mats with 'Peugeot Sport' embroidery, black door handles with red pin striping, red seatbelts, and sports bucket front seats trimmed in Alcantara and contrasting top-stitching.
"The 208 GTi Édition Définitive will become a collector’s vehicle, much like the 208 GTi 30th Anniversary and the 205 GTi model that paved the way for performance Peugeots almost 35 years ago," said Anouk Poelmann, managing director for Peugeot Australia.
"The 208 GTi Édition Définitive is the perfect way to mark the end of production of the current 3-door vehicle for Australia."
While the three-door GTi is about to cease production, Peugeot will continue to offer the wider five-door 208 range locally, introducing drive-away deals this week offering savings of between $2500 and $4700.