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Hot hatch fans, take note. The Peugeot 208 GTi will be reaching Malaysian shores later this year, specifically in October or November, according to an ad posted on our sister site oto.my.

In the said ad by Peugeot salesman Steven Yong from GE Carriage, the performance flagship of the 208 range is tagged at RM128,888, although he adds that price and actual spec are still pending. Still, it’s good to know the ballpark.

The 208 GTi is only available as a three-door hatchback, and with a six-speed manual gearbox. This should light up the eyes of stick shift kakis, as will the output of 200 hp and 275 Nm (at 1,700 rpm) from the THP 200 1.6 litre turbo engine. That’s a lot of power to move a 1,160 kg car, and performance figures read well – 0-100 km/h is done in 6.8 seconds, while top speed is 230 km/h.

The ad spills no details on the spec, but it’s safe to expect the best from Nasim based on trend. Our Hafriz Shah made his way to the gorgeous French Riviera to drive this pocket rocket earlier this year, and you can read his comprehensive test drive report here. Also check out the gallery, which shows the 208 GTi with all the bells and whistles available. Interesting times ahead…

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