The Peugeot 308 GTi is a compact 5 door hatchback, which serves as one of the leading hot cars in the motoring industry; a car that battles with market leaders such as the Golf GTI and undoubtedly puts premium motors in the limelight. It will always remain a popular car in the leasing industry due to its strong residual value and the fact that it is perfect for both personal and business leasing.
The Peugeot 308 GTi is less commonly seen on the road than other motors such as the VW Golf and Ford Fiesta ST, but don’t let that stop you from looking into one. The 308 GTi is one of the leading French motors of the industry, which just simply oozes luxury and style. Its 1.6-litre engine provides 260bhp which truly highlights its performance and power, whilst making it significantly quicker than the VW Golf GTi as well. - Below are some pros and cons to the Peugeot 308 GTi.
The power of the 308 GTi is created through its astonishing and exclusive 1.6L THP 260hp engine, with included sports mode to increase overall driving performance and offer a unique driving experience, different to any other motor of its class. In terms of fuel economy, the 308 doesn't fail to please due to its average miles per gallon of 47.1 mpg in comparison to the SEAT Leon Cupra at a mere 40.9; so why not save money and have better performance at the same time. Be sure to check out the performance specs of the Peugeot 308 GTi below.
Engine Performance and Economy
The engine performance and fuel economy of the Peugeot 308 GTi simply cannot be undermined. the GTi is powered by the most powerful engine of its size and is available with an optional driver sport-pack which increases the responsiveness of the engine and the gearbox whilst amplifying the sound of the engine. This allows the 308 GTi to reach 0-60 in an eye-watering 6 seconds and capable of reaching a max speed of an astounding 155 mph. As for fuel economy, the Gti has a combined EC of 43.5mpg, Urban of 53.5 and an Extra-Urban of 33.2 so runs very well in general and in comparison to one of its rivals- the SEAT Leon Cupra.
Performance Bonuses and Handling
The Gti is iconic in terms of handling in that it is the only variant to feature a new Torsen Limited-Slip Differential. This has been incorporated into the transmission to improve the traction when going around corners, and the torque has been channelled to the wheel in a bid to provide a stronger grip meaning accelerating round tight bends is made much easier- highlighting the performance the vehicle has to offer. The brakes have also been modified to demonstrate the absolute best performance; in that, the front brake discs(380mm diameter) are mounted onto aluminium hubs and pinched by four pistons as well as the rear discs(268mm) to showcase its ability in the most straining conditions- wet or not there shouldn't be a problem for the Peugeot 308 GTi.
The Peugeot 308 GTi comes in a variety of different paint jobs to best suit your personal taste with a choice of solid colours and iconic two-tones, prices include Magnetic blue (£545), Cumulus Grey (£545), Ultimate Red (£695), Pearlescent White (£695), Nera Black (£545), Two-Tone Blue/Black (£1300), Two-Tone Red/Black (£1300), Two-Tone White/Black (£1300). There are so many colours to choose from its difficult to decide! Below shows a preview of each colourway.
The Peugeot 308 GTi has a very modern interior, featuring a Mistral full-grain leather steering wheel with stitching detail as well as premium elevated sports seats in the front, which are advanced in that they offer a massage function with two different intensity settings- truly highlighting the capabilities and comfort the vehicle has to offer.
The Peugeot 308 comes with a choice of a variety of different alloys, with choices being: 16" 'Quartz' alloy wheels, 17" 'Rubis' diamond cut alloy wheels, 18" 'Saphir Black' two-tone diamond cut alloy wheels, 18" 'Diamant' two-tone finish diamond cut alloy wheels and 19" 'Carbone' two-tone finish diamond cut alloy wheels.
The Peugeot 308 GTi offers a variety of some of the most up-to-date and latest technology you can add on to your package. These include the: Peugeot Connect SOS and Assistance( £250.00), Driver Sport Pack (£370.00), Electric parking brake including hill assist(£200.00), Peugeot Open and Go System(Keyless entry with a stop/start button and USB Charger at the back- £350.00), Power folding door mirrors(including courtesy approach lights-£100.00), Visio Park 1: 180 degree Colour reversing camera- £200.00)
If the Peugeot 308 GTi doesn't quite tickle your fancy, you may want to consider other competitive and powerful vehicles such as the SEAT Leon Cupra, Hyundai i30 N, Skoda Octavia vRS, Golf GTD or the Notorious Volkswagen Polo GTi. All of these vehicles are among the elite of the hatchback market, so choose wisely! Alternatively, why not consider checking out our special offers page for some amazing deals on a large variety of vehicles!