Back in 1973, the humble Simca 1100TI emerged as the world’s first ever hot hatch vehicle. While the presence of 82bhp may not translate into much in the modern age, it established the hot hatch template of boasting an enhanced and powerful performance within a classic there and five door vehicle design. This underlying ethos has remained unchanged, and while modern, hot hatch vehicles are far more powerful and impressive they can all be traced back to the long-forgotten Simca 1100TI.
3 Things that customers can expect from the new Peugeot 308 GTi 270
With this in mind, here are three things that consumers should expect from the new Peugeot 308 GTi 270: –
1. The Peugeot i-Cockpit will improve the Typical Driving Experience
While Peugeot may have a strong history in the hot hatch market and much in common with historic designs, the brand has made huge strides to incorporate new technology into its new model. Take the Peugeot i-Cockpit, for example, which adds a uniquely futuristic dimension to the compact GTi cabin and boasts an impressive, 9.7-inch touchscreen. This blends seamlessly into the remainder of the dashboard, while it allows drivers to enjoy easy interaction with everything from the in-built entertainment system to the Sat-Nav. Above all else, it enhances the driving experience and elevates this onto a new level.
2. High Quality Performance and Power
The most important thing about any car is that it offers excellent performance and power, and this is something that has traditionally underpinned the classic hot hatch market. The new Peugeot model embodies this perfectly, and according to dealers’ Robins and Day it has an engine that can achieve 0 – 62 mph in an impressive 6 seconds. This is thanks to a well-engineered 200 bar, high-pressure injection engine, which can also help the vehicle to cover a total of 1km from a standing start in just 25.3 seconds.
3. Eye-catching design and Appealing Superficial Features
Beyond this, it is interesting to note that the new Peugeot 308 model also boasts the iconic coupe franche design that is synonymous with the brands hot hatch cars. Boasting eye-catching red and black panels, its bold presence is sure to wow drivers and thrive in an increasingly competitive market. Peugeot’s new hot hatch also offers a number of innovative, superficial features to customers, including a sport button that offers information about the vehicle’s torque while amplifying the engine sound to create a sporty feel.