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6 Jun 2001

All-alloy 206 GTI engine produces 102kW at 6000rpm and 194Nm of torque at 4100rpm

With almost three square metres of glass, the 206 is claimed to have the largest glass area in its class

206 GTI is fitted with driver and passenger-side front airbags as well as side airbags

Anti-lock braking system uses ventilated front discs and solid rear discs

Folding rear seats are able to create a large, flat loading space

Pantograph-style left front wiper allows cleaning of a large area of the windscreen

GTI is only available as a three door

Front wipers vary speed dependent on strength of the rain

Climate control air-conditioning, electric windows are standard on GTI

Six-speaker sound system incorporates a single-disc CD player

206 has an aerodynamic drag figure of Cd 0.33

Air for the interior is drawn through asymmetric bonnet vents and a pollen filter

Engine immobiliser, electric windows, central locking, windscreen wash-wipe, interior lighting and rear window demister operate through a single system located in the dashboard

Rear fog light retracts on impact to avoid damage from minor bumps

Rear shock absorbers lie virtually flat so they do not intrude on cargo space

Peugeot says the 206 meets or exceeds international standards of front and side impact protection

Pyrotechnic front seatbelt pretensioners tighten during an impact to hold occupants more firmly in seats

Fuel tank is located ahead of rear axle for safety

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77 per cent of the 206 body is made of galvanised steel

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