Peugeot 208 GTi Limited Edition


Normally, ‘limited editions’ come out at the end of a run to spur a few more sales. The 29 examples of Peugeot’s 208 GTi Limited Edition, however, will be coming out before the launch of the regular 208 GTi in May 2013.

Why 29? That’s one for each year since the UK launch of the original 205 GTi in 1984. For your £20,495 you'll get an individually numbered car with satnav, DAB radio, satin pearlescent white paint, 17" Carbon Onyx Black alloys (which don't look all that black) and a Union Jack flag on the grille, signifying the importance of the GTi badge to the UK. The 29 we’re getting here represent the lion’s share (see what we did there) of the 54 that will be sold worldwide.

Evidently over 11,000 UK orders have been placed for the new 208 since the order books opened.

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  • Waugh-terfall 26 Sep 2012

    £20,495?! That's only £1,500 less than a new Mazda3 MPS with more of the important stuff and ALL of the toys, I think I'd rather take the Jap.

  • Codswallop 26 Sep 2012

    It does look rather nice, but that price appears to be rather high. Then again, it's probably a consequence of inflation, and we need to re-adjust our perceptions.

  • PH lurker 26 Sep 2012

    Codswallop said:
    It does look rather nice, but that price appears to be rather high. Then again, it's probably a consequence of inflation, and we need to re-adjust our perceptions.
    I know they are not exactly like for like, but I'm not too sure:

    PEUGEOT 208 GTI LIMITED EDITION
    £20,495

    Suzuki Swift Sport
    £13,499

    http://www.suzuki.co.uk/cars/cars/new/new-swift-sp...
    http://www.suzuki.co.uk/cars/cars/new/new-swift-sp...

  • Captain Muppet 26 Sep 2012

    Does the rear have a chrome badge that reads "I spent £20k on this without a test drive! I've literally more money than sense!" or does the dealer write it on the back with their finger leaving a mark on the satin paint that can never be polished off?

    Edited by Captain Muppet on Wednesday 26th September 11:31

  • 405dogvan 26 Sep 2012

    PH lurker said:
    Codswallop said:
    It does look rather nice, but that price appears to be rather high. Then again, it's probably a consequence of inflation, and we need to re-adjust our perceptions.
    I know they are not exactly like for like, but I'm not too sure:

    PEUGEOT 208 GTI LIMITED EDITION
    £20,495

    Suzuki Swift Sport
    £13,499

    http://www.suzuki.co.uk/cars/cars/new/new-swift-sp...
    http://www.suzuki.co.uk/cars/cars/new/new-swift-sp...
    Suzuki aren't on the verge of bankruptcy whilst trying to cram toys into their cars no-one wants...

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