Nasim Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of the Peugeot brand in Malaysia launched the highly-anticipated all-new Peugeot 408 last night at the new Peugeot Blue Box Glenmarie. Manufactured at Naza Automotive Manufacturing (NAM) in Gurun , the all-new 408 is available in two variants.
Priced at RM125,888 for the 408 Turbo and RM109,888 for the 408 2.0 (OTR), with a five-year warranty with unlimited mileage, lifetime 24-hours Peugeot Assistance service and exclusive Peugeot Privilege membership, the all-new 408 is set to redefine Malaysia’s C-segment market.
Speaking at the launch SM Nasarudin SM Nasimuddin, Joint Group Executive Chairman of the Naza Group of Companies said of the new 408 that “[It] is ideal for young professionals with families who are looking for a car that offers space, performance and elegance.”
The 408 Turbo features a four-cylinder 1.6-litre twin scroll turbo high pressure engine with direct injection that pumps out 163hp and 240Nm of torque making it the most powerful C-segment sedan in the market. Fitted with a six-speed auto adaptive transmission with Triptronic and a sport mode, it does the 0-100km/h in 9.2 seconds and has a top speed of 215km/h. The 408 2.0 is powered by a four-cylinder 2-litre engine that produces 145hp and 200Nm of torque. It is fitted with an auto adaptive gearbox with Triptronic and sport mode.
Inside, the all-new 408 offers the largest cabin space in its class with a 2,710mm wheelbase, 1,815mm width and 1,525mm height. It has 562litres of boot space. Both variants feature cruise control with a speed limiter, 17-inch alloy wheels, “Follow Me Home” functionality for the headlamps, sensor-activated headlights and wipers, and automatic retractable side mirrors.
In terms of safety, both variants feature two smart airbags, ABS, EBD and EBA, among others. The 408 Turbo also comes with driver and front passenger side airbags, front and rear curtain airbags, electronic stability programme (ESP) and anti-skid regulation (ASR).
The RM15 million, 82,000 square foot Peugeot Blue Box Glenmarie is expected to commence operations in June and will house the largest Peugeot service centre in the country with a capability of servicing 66 cars a day.
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See the Peugeot 408 in detail
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