Peugeot reorganizes the range of 208 eliminating the version 3 doors and GTI

Anyone would say, but the current generation of the Peugeot 208 leads in the market since the year 2012. At this time, most of its rivals have been updated, with a Seat Ibiza and Volkswagen Polo, at the top of the sales charts. For this reason, once Citroën has released a new generation of small C3 and Opel is immersed in the development of the new Corsa, the signature of leon is organizing the range of your city in view of the corresponding generational shift.

Taking into account the experience of the model, Peugeot has decided to stop selling those versions greater demand in the market, to try to capture the attention of the customers. However, this decision, at least in our country, it seems that will not appeal to many enthusiasts of the model, since the three-door body and version sports GTi will no longer be for sale.

The disappearance of the body with three accesses in the range 2018 of the Peugeot 208 is something that has been imposed in the automobile sector, because the public does not demand due to its low practicality and low price difference with the bodywork of five doors. In this way, the signature gala is in addition to the business strategy that have carried out other brands such as Seat, Volkswagen, Skoda, Suzuki, or even the Citroën.

The sad part of this adjustment in the range of the urban galo is the elimination of the GTi. It is certain that your sales are a minority and keep it in production is not exactly cheap. In any case, we must understand that the disappearance of the small sports car has more to do with the cessation of sales of the bodywork of three doors and with the responsible of Peugeot Sport may already be working on the next generation.

If this is so, we must hope that the next-generation of the 208 will only be available with body of five doors. In addition, as with the Volkswagen Polo GTI, the upcoming 208 GTi will have this body, blending sportiness and versatility. By now the firm has not confirmed the official prices or endings that articulated the range of the model, it is assumed that in a few days will make official information.

Source – Peugeot

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