Big Peugeot day today =]
An all-new style and desirability push for the brand is now coming to fruition with better designs outside and in. To drive the point home, a new GT Line offers damn sexy and very on-trend trim choices for almost a dozen Peugeot models. The GT Line is a top-flight equipment and design upgrade and can be specced with a variety of engine and transmission choices for the RCZ, 208, 308 and the new 508 models.
Consisting of glacier white exterior paints with gloss-black detailing, the GT Line really looks fantastic. Dark wheels and dark headlight graphics are fantastic contrasts to the new full-LED lamps of the 308 and 508 GT Lines.
A strong look especially for the RCZ GT, which wears a gloss black roof to fantastic effect.
2015 Peugeot GT Line
SPORTS LOOK ENHANCES NEW PEUGEOT ‘GT LINE’ MODELS
- A performance aspect enhances a range of Peugeot models with the ‘GT Line’ trim
- Available on the award-winning 308, 508, RCZ and new 208
- Offered in a wide variety of engine and transmission options, it addresses demand for high spec
- Sporting model range has long been a Peugeot characteristic and enhances product desire
A new sportier PEUGEOT range is launched under the identity of ‘GT Line’, which presents a visually enhanced, sportier aspect to the 308, 508, RCZ and new 208 ranges, expanding customer choice and positioned high-up in the range. With dynamic style, the new GT Line models provide customers with a valued combination similar in the style and equipment of the GT versions and with more affordable engines.
In most cases the GT Line models can be identified by their larger wheels, twin exhaust tailpipes, RedLine colour scheme for the touch screen, Full-LED headlamps (308 & 508), LED directional indicators (308, 508) and LED rear lights (208, 308, 508). A sporty and top-of-the-range ambience comes through with the association of black and red trim and ‘GT Line’ badging applied to the bodywork.
New PEUGEOT 208 GT Line: a striking new trim level of choice
The revised PEUGEOT 208 continues its move up-market with the arrival of a new trim level specification – GT Line – and adopts many of the styling attributes of the iconic GTi model.
Available in three and five-door versions, 208 GT Line is available with a choice of three engines – the 1.2-litre PureTech 110hp S&S petrol in manual or EAT6 (auto) transmissions or the 1.6-litre BlueHDi diesel in either 100hp or 120hp outputs. The GT Line finish is derived from the Allure trim and features an ‘Equalizer grille’ with red 3D markings, a gloss black grille and front fog lamp finishers, with 17-inch Caesium alloy wheels, gloss black door mirror shells, chrome window surrounds and a chrome exhaust finisher. It has GT Line badges on the grille, front wings and tailgate, plus red PEUGEOT lettering front and rear.
The cabin boasts attractive black and red sports seats with red stitching, which is repeated on the door panels and gear lever gaiter/grip. Gloss black door handles with red line at the front, leather sports steering wheel with a flat base section, red stitching and a satin chrome insert, complement black seat belts with distinctive red line, aluminium PEUGEOT door sill finishers and aluminium pedal trims.
PEUGEOT 308 Hatchback GT Line, 308 SW GT Line
The PEUGEOT 308 GT Line adopts the aesthetics of the new PEUGEOT 308 GT on both Hatchback and SW versions. The Lion is also present within the grille, highlighted by three horizontal chrome bars. Lighting comes in the form of top of the range Full-LED headlamps and rear LED lights. The PEUGEOT 308 GT Line has a total of 142 LEDs.
Equipped as standard in the UK, the PEUGEOT 308 GT Line has 18’’ Diamant alloy wheels, sill finishers which visually lower the car’s stance and black lacquered diffuser and finishers, such as the twin exhaust tailpipes, all of which also feature on the 308 GT. The GT Line signature is applied to the grille, bonnet and front wings.
In the cabin, red stitching is used on the TEP/Alcantara trimmed seats, specific full-grained leather steering wheel, door panels, dashboard and gear lever gaiter. The 9.7” touch screen follows this theme with the RedLine colour scheme. The sporty and top of the range ambience is finished off by the anthracite headlining and pillar trims, stainless steel door sill finishers and aluminium on the foot rest and pedals. The Driver Sport Pack is available as an option on eligible engine types.
GT Line on 308 is fitted with new Euro 6 engines:
- 1.2 litre PureTech 130 S&S 6-speed manual and 1.2 litre PureTech 130 S&S EAT6,
- 1.6 BlueHDi 120 S&S 6-speed manual,
- 2.0 litre BlueHDi 150 S&S 6-speed manual and 2.0 litre BlueHDi 150 S&S EAT6.
PEUGEOT 508 GT Line, 508 SW GT Line
The PEUGEOT 508 GT Line and 508 SW GT Line benefit from the major changes made to the new PEUGEOT 508 presented at the Paris Motor Show. They present an assertive exterior style with, notably, a vertical chromed grille which includes the new brand identity of the Lion in its centre, Full-LED headlamps and LED foglamps. The exterior styling also includes specific 18’’ GT Line alloy wheels and twin exhaust tailpipe finishers on the rear skirt. In addition, the PEUGEOT 508 SW GT Line has dark tinted side windows and a panoramic sunroof. The GT Line signature is applied to the grille and the front wings.
The cabin is marked by red stitching on the Marston Tramontane half-leather seats, the mats and the gear lever gaiter. The 7’’ touch screen, built into the middle of the dashboard, adopts the RedLine colour scheme and displays the image returned by the reversing camera. The technological content also includes blind spot sensors, keyless entry and starting and colour head-up display.
RCZ GT Line
The RCZ highlights curvaceous style as the Brands Sports Coupé and the GT Line features an enhance specification; its 19’’ Technical Grey alloy wheels, Xenon headlamps with titanium masks, gloss black door mirrors, the red line in its wheel caps, twin exhaust tail pipes and the GT Line badge in the grille serve to highlight its blend of style and specification.
In the cabin, red stitching is used on the small sport steering wheel, mats, gear lever gaiter, Alcantara leather seats, dashboard, door panels and leather door inserts. The seat belts carry a red line feature, with other interior features including: Satellite Navigation, Climate Control and DAB radio.
PEUGEOT RCZ GT Line is available with the 1.6 litre THP 200 6-speed manual.
With this new GT Line, customers can enjoy the style, equipment, resolutely sporting ambiance and wide range of engines this line has to offer, whether on the latest PEUGEOT 208, 308, 508 or RCZ.
The PEUGEOT brand can trace its roots back to 1810. It was in 1889 that it began producing automobiles. Since then, over 60 million vehicles of many different shapes and sizes have been produced. Demonstrated through its Brand signature ‘Motion & Emotion’, PEUGEOT is present in 160 countries, has 10,000 franchised dealers and is recognised for the durability and design excellence of its products.
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