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Concepts | 22 06 2012
New 208 and concepts at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Visitors to the Peugeot stand at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year will be in for a spectacle. A world-class outdoor stand awaits and invites everyone to see a number of exclusive displays, including the new 208 and the stunning HX1 and 208 GTi concept cars, both on display for the first time in the UK.

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The HX1 is a diesel-hybrid concept with a stunning exterior, four reverse-opening ‘half-scissor’ doors, a flexible interior with seating for up to six people and an active ‘aero’ package for enhanced dynamic performance.

Another key car that will attract a huge amount of attention at the Goodwood this year is the 208 GTi Concept - a modern take on the legendary 205 GTi. The GTi Concept is distinguished with chequered-flag motifs on the metal mesh grille, a double chromed exhaust, lower bodywork spoilers and lower sill skirt extensions.

The stand also features a number of new 208 models to coincide with the UK’s official launch for this exciting new addition to the Peugeot range. The 208 is the ultimate supermini - lighter, smaller on the outside but bigger on the inside than the 207, and powered by a range of very low CO2 petrol and diesel engines starting from just 87g/km.

To entertain visitors on the Peugeot stand, the 208 ‘Let Your Body Drive’ Dancers will perform regularly each day, following a successful UK tour to packed crowds, using body-popping routines inspired by the amazing 'Let Your Body Drive' video from US internet dance sensation Marquese Scott, AKA ‘Nonstop’. The tour has visited a number of major UK cities including London, Birmingham, Bristol, Sheffield and Manchester.

Also on display are Peugeot’s industry-leading diesel hybrid vehicles – the 3008 HYbrid4 and the 508 RXH – both combine a diesel HDi 163bhp engine up front with a 37bhp electric motor driving the rear wheels to provide four driving modes; ZEV, 4WD, Sport (200bhp) and Auto (fully automatic).

Dynamic demonstrations up the famous Goodwood Hill climb include the ‘Pikes Peak’ Peugeot 405 T16 and the Peugeot RCZ Racing ‘Nürburgring’ which won its class this year and also in 2010 and 2011 in the diesel classification, is presently powered with a special 260bhp THP 1.6-litre petrol engine, and is driven at Goodwood by Steven Palette.

In the Moving Motor Show marquee during the Festival of Speed, the Peugeot area will also play host to the BBC Children in Need’s Pudsey Bear. Photographic sessions with Pudsey will be available for a donation that will go to Peugeot’s official support for this great British Charity.

The Moving Motor Show at Goodwood takes place on Thursday 28th June 2012, and is followed by the Goodwood Festival of Speed which runs from Friday 29th June to Sunday 1st July 2012.

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