Among all the options that are being shuffled to create a range around the future electric Peugeot 208, highlights the GTi version of sports character. At the moment Peugeot leaves the door open to launch a 208 electric GTi pure.
The second generation of the Peugeot 208 will be released next year on the occasion of the Geneva Motor Show 2019 and will come loaded with important technological and mechanical advances. Currently the 208 is one of the most important Peugeot models due to its sales volume and popularity that it enjoys in a niche market with brutal competition. One of the main novelties that will debut the new Peugeot 208 2019 will be the expected 100% electric version.
Thanks to the use of the CMP platform of the PSA Group, the new Peugeot 208 can be equipped with all-electric mechanics. Under its hood you will find an 85 kW (115 hp) electric motor powered by the energy stored in a 50 kWh battery that will allow you to homologate an approximate range of 350 kilometers according to the new (and demanding) WLTP cycle.
However, the fact that the new Peugeot 208 is going to release an electric version of the battery could at first seem somewhat expected.
In short, the transition to electric mobility has already begun and manufacturers are betting very hard to electrify their current vehicles or develop entirely new electric cars. The 208 is no stranger to this change of market trend.
Peugeot 208 GTi Electric – recreation
The second generation of the Peugeot 208 will debut a 100% electric version with 350 km of autonomy.
Now, according to the information to which a well-known British media has had access, one of the keys of the new electric Peugeot 208 is that it will be able to count on a sporting and radical version.
Peugeot has left the door open to launch a 208 electric GTi. Although the range of the new 208 will have a relevant GTi version with a petrol internal combustion engine, it is true that it is also considered to offer a zero emission alternative for those who love sustainable mobility.
The recreations that accompany this article show a preview of what the 208 GTi EV will look like if it finally materializes in a production vehicle.
Jean-Pierre Imparato, head of Peugeot, has been in charge of leaving the door open to a hypothetical Peugeot 208 GTi of electrical mechanics: “I will reveal everything in March of next year.
At the moment the message I can say is that every time Peugeot launches a new car, it will be electrified. Our buyers can choose between conventional mechanics and electrified alternatives. ”
Imparato also recalled that Peugeot will bet on electrified mechanics for the sportier and radical versions of its models. The main reason why these future versions of high performance will be electrified is none other than to adapt to the future emission regulations that will prevail in the old continent and that will directly affect manufacturers.
In addition, thanks to the use of hybrid mechanics, Peugeot will be able to put more powerful and efficient models on the market.