I recently reviewed the Peugeot 208 GT Line and was impressed by its groovy and sporty looks that make it cool to drive.
Its ice grey paint that feels like fine sandpaper, striking GT Line badges on the grille, front wings and tailgate, equalizer grille with red 3D markings and 17″ Caesium diamante alloy wheels turn heads in the traffic and create a stir wherever the car is.
There are a number of varieties – including Mazda2, Opel Corsa, Renault Clio, Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo – to choose from in the compact hatchback space but the Peugeot 208 GT Line offers a compelling alternative.
I also liked the multi-function colour touch screen that provides access and finger-tip control of all the car’s settings.
The Peugeot 208 GT Line’s compact size combined with sports steering wheel makes it nimble and easy to move in an urban setting.
On the inside, the Peugeot 208 GT Line’s cabin boasts attractive black and red sports seats with red stitching, which is repeated on the door panels and gear lever grip.
The black seat belts are complemented by a leather sports steering wheel with a flat base section, red stitching, a satin chrome insert and gloss black door handles with a red line.
The instrument panel allows driver information to be accessed easily without taking your eyes off the road.
Other features include Bluetooth technology, CD/radio/MP3 player with USB and auxiliary port.
The 208 GT Line trim level is based on the Allure trim level and features an equalizer grille with red 3D markings, a gloss black grille and front fog lamp finishers, 17″ Caesium diamante alloy wheels, gloss black door mirror shells, chrome window surrounds and a chrome exhaust finisher.
On the road
The Peugeot 208 GT Line is a solid performer on the road. Its less than 4 metres long compact size combined with smaller, sports steering wheel makes it agile and easy to manoeuvre in an urban environment.
High performance, versatile and efficient PureTech engines offer a responsive driving experience without compromising on fun and enjoyment.
- Power: 81kW at 5500rpm
- Torque: 205Nm at 1500rpm
- 0-100 km/h: 9.8 seconds
- Top speed: 190km/h
- Fuel consumption: 5.7/100km
- Fuel type: Petrol
- Fuel tank capacity: 50L
- Price: From R284 900
What we like
- Ice grey paint that feels like fine sandpaper
- Black and red sports seats with red stitching
- Advanced audio system and sound quality
- Distinctive features and modern technology
- Unique and sporty looks
What we don’t like about the car:
- The car is not fuel efficient
- Price tag
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