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Peugeot 208 GTi launches from $29,990

Marking a return to the hot-hatch genre for the brand in this country, the Peugeot 208 GTi has arrived priced from $29,990. Available in 1160kg three-door form only, with a single drivetrain option - a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder producing 147kW and 275Nm, linked to a six-speed manual - the 208 GTi will compete against the forthcoming Ford Fiesta ST and Renault Sport Clio 200, in addition to the current Volkswagen Polo GTI, Skoda Fabia RS, Citroen DS3 and Fiat 500 Abarth...

Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak: Loeb wins, smashes record

Sebastien Loeb has won the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado, smashing the previous record by more than 1min 30sec. Behind the wheel of the 652kW Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak, the nine-time World Rally Champion covered the famous 20-kilometre, 156-turn course at an average speed of 145km/h to complete the 'Race to the Clouds' in 8min 19...

Peugeot 208 T16 makes Pikes Peak debut

The hardcore Peugeot 208 T16 has completed its first official practice session at Pikes Peak ahead of the Colorado hill climb's competitive start on June 30. With nine-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb at the helm, the 652kW Peugeot 208 T16 completed nine runs up the famous hill climb's 20km and 156 turns over two days of testing...

Peugeot 208 stars in Wacky Races commercial

Peugeot Brazil has launched an entertaining Wacky Races-inspired advertising campaign for its new Peugeot 208 city car. The 90-second spot stars a five-door version of the French brand's new hatchback in a race against the characters of Hanna-Barbera's much-loved 1960s animated series...

Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak: racing livery revealed

The Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak racer's full racing livery has been revealed ahead of its competitive debut at this year's Pikes Peak Hill Climb in June. Completing road testing at Mont Ventoux in France – one of the legendary stages of the Tour de France cycling race – nine-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb and the Peugeot Sport team are readying the 652kW twin-turbocharged 3...

Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak: 0-100km/h in 1.8 seconds

Peugeot has released further details of its 208 T16 Pikes Peak racer that will contest this year's Pikes Peak Hill Climb in the United States. The specially built Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak is powered by a652kW (875hp) twin-turbo V6 that was designed for endurance racing. The tubular-framed machine can accelerate from 0-100km/h in a staggering 1...

Peugeot 208 GTi here in August; circa $30,000

The Peugeot 208 GTi is set to arrive in Australia in August, giving enthusiasts another choice in the strongly contested light hot-hatch segment. It will go up against the most popular car in the class, the Volkswagen Polo GTI, as well as the Opel Corsa OPC and, from later this year, the Ford Fiesta ST and next year fellow French rival, the Renault Clio RS...

Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak revealed

The covers have finally been lifted from the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak racer that will contest the upcoming Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 30. Nine-time world rally champion Sebastien Loeb will pilot the specially developed Peugeot 208 in the highly competitive Unlimited Class...

Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak racer teased

The Peugeot 208 T16 racecar set to do battle at this year's Pikes Peak hill climb event in Colorado has been revealed for the first time in a series of teaser images. Competing in the US-based event in the Unlimited Class with nine-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb in the driver’s seat, the Peugeot 208 T16 looks to have a body made predominantly of carbonfibre, with hugely flared guards, deep side skirts and a side-exit exhaust...

Peugeot returns to Pikes Peak with 208 T16, Sebastien Loeb

A Peugeot 208 T16 with rally legend Sebastien Loeb at the helm will mark the brand's return to the famous Pikes Peak Hill Climb in the US in June. With victories in 1988 and 1989 – the former with a Peugeot 405 T16 that starred in the iconic film ‘Climb Dance’ – Peugeot has decided to contest the 2013 Pikes Peak Hill Climb event in Colorado Springs with a Peugeot 208 T16 and nine-time World Rally Champion, Sebastien Loeb...

Peugeot 208 GTi promo teasers released

A series of videos teasing the all-new Peugeot 208 GTi have been released by the French manufacturer ahead of the car's impending launch. Continuing Peugeot’s claim that the 208 GTi will resurrect the spirit of iconic 205 GTi, the three videos all feature the same ‘GTi is back’ tagline and show enthusiasts of the new hot-hatch expressing their passion through various means...