Peugeot is bidding adieu to its popular 208 GTi hot hatch with a value-packed final limited edition.
The French car maker has developed a special run of Edition Definitive models - of which just 20 will be available in Australia - before the popular pocket rocket finishes production later this year.
The limited edition features a raft of exclusive modifications, including a totally revised suspension set-up that sees stiffer springs and dampers, wider wheel tracks and a lowered stance as well as a mechanical Torsen limited slip differential to improve its on-road dynamics.
Priced from $33,990 driveaway ($4000 more than the standard 208 GTi), the Edition Definitive will be offered exclusively with either pearl white or matte black paint and comes equipped with autonomous emergency braking - a first for any Peugeot GTi variant
“The 208 GTi Édition Définitive will become a collector’s vehicle, much like the 208 GTi 30th Anniversary and the 205 GTi model that paved the way for performance Peugeots almost 35 years ago,” said Peugeot's Australian boss Anouk Poelman
“The 208 GTi Édition Définitive is the perfect way to mark the end of production of the current 3-door vehicle for Australia. With its outstanding value as well as its mechanical, performance, safety and visual upgrades, we expect the 208 GTi Édition Définitive to be snapped up very quickly."
The 208 GTi special edition is powered by an upgraded 1.6-litre turbo charged four-cylinder that produces 153kW.
It also features a bigger brake package, with Brembo front calipers, and the spare tyre has been replaced by a temporary repair kit to save weight.
The car can be visually identified by its black alloy wheels and matching exterior highlights while the cabin has been upgraded with Peugeot Sport front bucket seats trimmed in Alcantara, red floor mats and contrasting stitching throughout.
Peugeot will continue to offer standard five-door variants of the 208 hatch, but has dropped the price of all variants with savings of between $2500 and $4700.