At the opening day of the 2014 Manila International Auto Show Peugeot local importer, Eurobrands Distributor Inc., unveiled a replica of the 208 T16 R2 vehicle. The original Peugeot 208 T16 R2 has competed in the European Rally Car Championship and in the Nurburging 20 Hour Race. Peugeot says the replica gives the Philippine car enthusiasts a glimpse into how a small wonder of engineering can become a dominant machine on the race track.
Subsequently, the 208 T16 R2 replica model served as a teaser for the launch of Peugeot 208 GTi model in the Philippine market this year. The French automaker says the Peugeot 208 GTi is a vehicle that combines performance, power, reactivity, and desire all in one package. Peugeot PH says the 208 GTi model will soon be in the local showrooms all over the country.
Peugeot has claimed titles in the World Rally Championship and Sportscar World Championship. The French automaker also participated in the Dakar, Pikes Peak, Le Mans, and Indianapolis. With the 208 GTi, Peugoet joins the 2014 FIA World Rallycross Championship in May 2014.