Nasim, Malaysia’s official Peugeot distributor has officially unveiled the all-new Peugeot 408 e-THP here. We first saw the Peugeot 408 at the 2016 My Auto Fest. For the latest model, Nasim is only offering the 1.6 e-THP variant.
Based on the Peugeot 308, the new Peugeot 408 features a the company’s new corporate look, though the lion badge is now on the grille itself, instead of on the bonnet. The 408 features the same LED head lights as the 308, though with a slightly different looking front bumper. The fog light surround on the 408 is body-coloured, as opposed to the black units on the 308.
Towards the rear, the Peugeot 408 features a pair of LED tail lights and dual chrome exhaust tips. The shape of the rear lights are reminiscence of the ones on its hatchback sibling, though the 408 does not receive the three lion claws the 308 has. Our local Peugeot 408 comes standard with 17-inch Rubis alloy wheels.
Moving inside, the new Peugeot 408 carries over the same interior from the 308. The compact leather-wrapped steering wheel features audio controls, while the i-cockpit dashboard allows drivers to focus their attention on the roads itself. Similar to the 308, the 408’s tachometer goes counter-clockwise as the engine revs. Elsewhere, the Peugeot 408 also gets the same 9.7-inch infotainment system.
Powering the new Peugeot 408 Sedan, in its e-THP trim, is a 1.6-litre turbocharged THP engine with direct-injection that delivers 165 hp at 5,200 rpm and 250 Nm from 1,400 rpm, Power is fed to the front wheels via the company’s six-speed Quickshift automatic transmission. 0 – 100 km/h is completed in just 8.2 seconds, before reaching an ECU limiter top speed of 215 km/h.
Equipment level is also generous, as the Peugeot 408 e-THP gets electric parking brake, Smart Park Assist II, Blind Spot Information System (BLISS), 6 airbags and Intelligent Traction Control. A total of six colours are available, ranging from Alpine White, Aluminium, Premium Black, Aster Grey, Bourrasque Blue and Lucifer Red.
Nasim is offering the Peugeot 408 with a 5 year warranty with unlimited mileage. In addition to that, Peugeot 24 Hours Assistance is also available.
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