Peugeot 208 GTi Concept UK debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed today

The Goodwood Festival of Speed begins today. French car manufacturer Peugeot, a principle sponsor of the event, will display its HX1 Concept car and exciting 208 GTi Concept for the first time in the UK at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend.

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Goodwood Festival of Speed

Goodwood Festival of Speed

Peugeot has sponsored the Goodwood Festival of Speed for the past three years

(PRWEB UK) 28 June 2012

Peugeot’s exciting new 208 GTi Concept car goes on display for the first time in the UK this weekend - and visitors to the Goodwood Festival of Speed have the first opportunity to see the 208 close-up.

The 208 GTi features a host of special features – regenerating its iconic predecessor, the 205 GTi, with modern design and technology.

Visitors to Goodwood Festival of Speed’s Moving Motor Show today will be among the first to see and drive the Peugeot 208.

Also today, Peugeot’s more established Pikes Peak 405 T16 and Peugeot RCZ Racing Nürburgring models will be demonstrated up the famous hillclimb at Goodwood, while the evocative Let Your Body Drive 208 dancers provide world-class entertainment on the Peugeot stand.

Over the course of the weekend, Peugeot will give visitors to Goodwood the chance to experience its latest models, including industry-leading green cars such as the 3008 HYbrid4 and the 508 RXH.

The new 208 range is displayed alongside the striking HX1 Concept car.
The HX1 Concept takes modern motoring to new levels – combining practicality with luxury, state of the art design with classic principles.

The car features attractive, reverse-opening half-scissor doors, a low profile with sleek, aerodynamic design, an adjustable steering wheel and a diesel hybrid engine.

The most striking feature of the HX1 is its versatility – the car is able to undergo a metamorphosis to seat four, five or six people, without compromising on looks or performance.
During the weekend, Goodwood visitors will be treated to displays from the world’s top car manufacturers, Formula One drivers, top rally teams and air displays from the Red Arrows.
A host of classic and vintage cars will be on show, including pre-war models, alongside 200mph supercars and motorcycles.

Peugeot has sponsored the Goodwood Festival of Speed for the past three years. It used the event in 2010 to celebrate its 200th anniversary, launching the iOn and RCZ Sports Coupé, while in 2011, the evolving Peugeot range was displayed alongside the incredible EX1 electric Concept car.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed starts today, and runs until July 1.

ENDS
Notes to editors:
For more information, please contact: Kevin Jones, Public Relations Manager, Peugeot UK, on +44 (0)2476 884215, or email kevin.jones(at)peugeot(dot)com.
About Peugeot
French car manufacturer Peugeot has more than 200 years of history in design and innovation. A proud corporate sponsor of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Peugeot invokes Motion & Emotion with its vehicles. Popular models, like the 107, 207, 208 and 308, offer an unforgettable driving experience with a raft of specification options. Peugeot also creates industry-leading green cars, such as the 100% electric Peugeot iOn, and popular diesel hybrids such as the 3008 HYBrid4. More info can be found at http://www.peugeot.co.uk/showroom/3008/hybrid4/

About Goodwood Festival of Speed
The Goodwood Festival of Speed attracts 150,000 visitors every year and is one of the world’s biggest celebrations of motoring. The festival was launched by the Earl of March in 1993, inspired by his grandfather, the late Earl of March, who organised the inaugural hillclimb challenge in 1936. The festival features a mix of modern and classic cars, from supercars and Formula One vehicles to vintage models. This year’s event runs from today (June 28) until July 1 at Goodwood House, Chichester, West Sussex. Tickets must be bought in advance.


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