First drive: Peugeot 208 GTi

James Batchelor
First drive: Peugeot 208 GTi
First drive: Peugeot 208 GTi

Has Peugeot finally created a worthy successor to its illustrious 205 GTi? AOL Cars headed to the twisting roads of north Wales to find out.

What is it?

You've got to feel for Peugeot. For two decades they've been criticised by us journos for not producing a worthy replacement for the iconic 205 GTi. And iconic is the right word – the Pug GTi will go down in history as not only one of the finest cars of its type, but also of its generation. The 206 GTi looked rather tasty but failed to deliver in the driving department, while the 207 GTi was both wrong to look at and to get behind the wheel of. So you can imagine our nervousness to agree with the marketing hype of the new hot 208. Is 'the GTi back'? In short? Yes.