Peugeot is introducing a new sportier trim level to its 208, 308, 508 and RCZ ranges.

Dubbed GT Line, the new trim level is intended to move the French car maker upmarket. Styling tweaks include larger wheels, twin exhaust pipes, RedLine colour scheme for the touch screen and LED lights and GT Line badging.

Peugeot expects 55% of 308 GT-line cars to be driven by business car customers, with total sales of 1700 a year. The fastest GT models will account for a further 900 308s.

Across the two trim levels, 80% will be diesel and the majority will be hatchbacks, according to Peugeot.

A Peugeot spokesman said they hoped the GT-line cars would attract buyers who have previously bought other brands.

The trim level option is available in three and five-door versions on the 208, with a choice of three engines – the 110hp S&S petrol or the 1.6-litre diesel in either 100hp or 120hp outputs. The GT Line finish is derived from the Allure trim level.

The 308 GT Line adopts the look of the 308 GT and is available with the choice of three units – the 130hp 1.2-litre Puretech petrol, 120hp 1.6-litre diesel and 150hp 2.0-litre diesel unit.

The 508 GT Line model is powered by either the 120hp 1.6-litre diesel or a 150hp 2.0-litre diesel, while the RCZ GT Line model is powered by the firm’s 200hp 1.6-litre petrol model.