2012 Peugeot 208 XY and GTi Concepts

Peugeot XY Concept

2012 Peugeot 208 XY Concept

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To add pizzazz to the launch of the next-generation , the French automaker has brought two concepts to Geneva that offer a take on chic urban design—the XY and the more performance-oriented GTi. Peugeot won't say if these will be offered as specific trim levels.

Peugeot XY Concept

2012 Peugeot 208 XY Concept

The XY Concept is clearly geared toward fashionistas. Its purple color of its 16-coat Pulsion paint scheme constantly shifts shades. Other show car features include the giant 18-in. wheels, a glass roof and a custom grille. The XY spares no expense in the cabin, which is fitted with leather seats, special ambient lighting and gunmetal-colored trim. The powertrain is more prosaic—a 1.6-liter electrically assisted turbodiesel making 115 hp. The front-drive hatch features a 6-speed manual transmission.

Peugeot GTi Concept

2012 Peugeot 208 GTi Concept

Closer to reality is the sporty Peugeot 208 GTi Concept, which boasts 197 bhp and 203 lb.-ft. of torque from its turbocharged 1.6-liter gasoline engine. Like the XY, it comes equipped with a 6-speed manual driving the front wheels. While the paint scheme is more subdued, the car looks much more aggressive thanks to its wider track, larger disc brakes, 18-in. wheels and a body kit that includes a spoiler, larger front fascia, rear diffuser and rocker extensions. Inside, the GTi is fitted with sport bucket seats trimmed in leather (with cloth inserts), Alcantara on the dash and door panels, a sport steering wheel, aluminum pedals and backlit LED gauges.

Peugeot GTi Concept

2012 Peugeot 208 GTi Concept

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