* Peugeot 308 GT Photo
After Peugeot dumped the 207 GTI, Peugeot finally seems ready to complete the range of 308 to a variant with a GTI Badge. The new 308 GTI is expected to get a reworked the engine to increased power output to 150kW (equal to 201hp) from the French PSA 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine (shared with sister company Citroen and Mini). The similar 308 GTI’s engine is also expected to make an appearance in the upcoming Peugeot RCZ two-seater coupe.
The French automaker plans to enlarge the compact’s range with a sporty version for their fans that are long awaited for the release of 308 GTI. This car is scheduled to officially debut during 2010 Paris Motor Show which will be held from 2 to 17 October 2010. Moreover, the new 308 GTI will be available only in the five-door version due to financially viable reasons.
The above image of a 308 GTI spotted and captured at speed on a French motorway shows a neat dual-exhaust treatment and spoiler visible from the back.
By time, I foresee we shall be able to see head-to-head competition between VW’s Golf GTI and the 308 GTI.