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Peugeot 308 GTi

 

Video: Is the new Peugeot worthy of the legendary GTi moniker?

Peugeot has a history of lightweight and nimble GTi hatchbacks. Now there’s the 308 GTi, which is a perfectly practical family car with an added bonus of bigger brakes, more power, a World Engine of the Year power unit and some sporty design accents.

But the GTi moniker is something special. It requires a cheekiness and a chomping-at-the-bit eagerness to pull it off with a modicum of conviction. The 308’s already been criticised as eating too many chocolat a croquer; is it worthy of the legendary three letters?

Steve Vermeulen gives it a nudge on a typical Kiwi back road to see if this latest GTi makes the cut...


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