Peugeot 308 ‘GTi’ confirmed in latest preview video

Peugeot’s UK branch has released the first short teaser of its upcoming 308 hot hatch, now confirmed to be called the GTi.

Peugeot 308 GTi preview

The GTi is set to be powered by a tuned version of the current 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder unit installed in the GT, also shared with the RCZ R. The latter of which produces 199kW/330Nm, so expect a pretty spritely little hatch if these figures are carried across.

Sources are claiming the GTi will be packed with a limited-slip differential, 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin performance rubber, a dual sports exhaust system, red sports brakes, as well as a spruced up interior with new sporty seats and even more red stitching.

Peugeot is yet to confirm whether these features will make it to the GTi. However, a prototype GTi was spotted without wearing any camouflage only weeks ago. It looked remarkably similar to what you might expect from a 308 GTi.

The high-performance 308 will make its official debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, starting on June 25. Take a look at the preview video below for a sneak peek.

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Alexi is a contributing news journalist and junior road tester at PerformanceDrive. He has a passion and appreciation for the engineering in cars, as well as new technologies that lessen the impact on the environment. His dream cars are an M3 to drive to work, and a LaFerrari for the weekend.