Peugeot has revealed two warmed-up versions of its new 308 hatch, both wearing a GT badge.
As a precursor to the expected full-bottle GTi hot hatch, the new GT ‘warm hatch’ pair will kick off with the company’s 150kW/285Nm 1.6 turbo petrol engine.
A diesel version will also be offered, powered by a 132kW/400Nm 2.0 litre BlueHDi four-cylinder unit.
Buyers of the petrol version will be treated to a six-speed manual transmission, while those opting for the diesel will get a six-speed auto shifter only.
Performance figures for the two warm GTs are still to be revealed, but with a Paris Motor Show debut confirmed for next month, the key details aren’t far off.
We can likely expect the new petrol GT to prove slightly quicker than the old 308 GTi, suggesting a 0-100km/h time in the low seven-second range.
As sports variants, the GT models also get specifically tuned suspension packages, and Peugeot promises a more responsive throttle in the bargain.
And, just like Renault’s Megane GT 220, a wagon version of the 308 GT will also be offered.
Expect technical specs for the wagon model to mirror the hatch, although performance figures are likely to be dulled slightly by the additional weight.
All four versions of the 308 GT will debut in Paris next month.
TMR’s Tony O’Kane will be on the ground, and he’ll also be driving the new 308 range ahead of its Australian launch. Watch for that review.
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