Peugeot 308 GTi facelift unveiled, 1.6L turbo, 270 hp & 6-speed manual only!


Not forgetting the high-performance Peugeot 308 GTi, Groupe PSA has also introduced a series of updates to the 308 GTi. Changes are minimal at best but they all keep the 308 GTi stylishly up to date.

Visually, it gets the same updates as the rest of the 308 facelift range including redesigned headlamps and tail lamps (full LED for both), new front bumper with larger intakes for better cooling, new fog lamps housing and a subtle rear diffuser. A set of 19-inch ‘Carbone’ alloys is the same as before but now gets wrapped in super sticky Michelin Pilot Super Sports tyres. A new “Coupe Franche” two-tone paint option can be specified with the Magnetic Blue and Perla Nera combination.

Inside, it gets an updated 9.7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports MirrorLink, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and a faster 3D satellite navigation with TomTom real-time traffic monitoring service.

Motivation comes from the same 1.6-litre THP turbocharged four-cylinder that churns out 270 hp. A six-speed manual transmission is retained to send drive to the front wheels. Century sprint is reached in 6.0 seconds flat and sips 6.0 litres of fuel per 100 km.

Stopping power comes from a set of 380 mm disc brake with red-painted Peugeot Sport callipers on the front axle and 268 mm discs at the back. A Torsen limited-slip differential is standard fitment on the 308 GTi. Unfortunately, Peugeot Malaysia is only selling the 208 GTi (fully imported) for RM144k.


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Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.
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