Peugeot 308 GTi Video Review

The Peugeot 308 GTi takes on strong rivals at the top of the family hatchback shopping rocket segment but it’s well prepared for the task. Peugeot has a strong history in family hatch-sized hot GTi contenders. Here’s one of the most potent ever, a 308 GTi model that produces up to 270bhp and it is ready to do battle in this sector with the Ford Focus ST and the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Ever since the launch of the 205 GTi, Peugeot has been a go-to brand for hot hatch fans. The company’s shopping rocket models include a roll-call of outstanding performance cars: the 309 GTi, 206aGTi, 306 GTi-6… and so on, right up to the recent RCZ R, 208 GTi 30th and 208 ‘GTi by Peugeot Sport’ models. Now, that same ‘Peugeot Sport’ division has brought us this car, the 308 GTi.

In a sector filled with impressive hot hatches, the 308 GTi is aimed at the very top of the tree. That means its rivals include the Volkswagen Golf GTI, the Ford Focus ST and the Renaultsport Megane 265. It’ll have to be very good indeed to succeed in this exalted company.


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