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  Peugeot 408 launched in Malaysia  
- Tuesday, May 22, 2012  By Autoworld  Bookmark and Share
 
 
 
     
Peugeot 408 2.0

Two variants available: 2.0 - RM109,888; 1.6 Turbo - RM125,888....

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Peugeot 408 2.0
Peugeot 408 2.0
Peugeot 408 Turbo
Peugeot 408 Turbo
Rear of the 408
Rear of the 408
Interior of the 408 2.0
Interior of the 408 2.0

Nasim Sdn Bhd has launched the Peugeot 408, an all-new C-segment sedan based on underpinnings of the 308 hatchback. Two variants were introduced at the launch yesterday, with 2.0-litre naturally aspirated model priced at RM109,888 with insurance followed by a higher-specced 1.6 Turbo model at RM125,888.

The 408 2.0 is powered by a 1,997cc 16-valve twin cam engine making 145hp and 200Nm paired to a 4-speed automatic gearbox with Tiptronic override. The more expensive 408 Turbo gets the familiar 1.6-litre twin-scroll turbo Prince engine tuned to 163hp (up from the usual 156hp) and 240Nm mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Both versions get all-round disc brakes, front ventilated, as standard. For suspension, the 408 sits on MacPherson struts up front and, according to the brochure, a 'deformable U-shaped cross member located by two arms and a hollow anti-roll bar' (English: torsion beam) at the rear. According to Peugeot, the 2.0 model gets a comfort-biased setup, whilst the Turbo model gets sportier rates.

The 408 comes equipped with features such as dual-zone air-con control, rear blowers, six-speaker audio, CD/MP3 playback, USB/Bluetooth connectivity, instrument panel LCD, tilt and telescopic steering adjust, cruise control, 17-inch alloys, auto headlamps, auto wipers and one-touch power windows with anti-pinch all-round. Boot space is an impressive 562 litres.

Features exclusive to the 408 Turbo are leather seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel with aluminium inserts, auto-dimming rear view mirror, and a rear armrest with two cup holders. It also gets additional side and curtain airbags, ESP, and traction control. Safety equipment standard on both models include dual airbags, ABS, EBD, and brake assist.

The all-new 408 is offered with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty.

Further Details: Peugeot 408 price and specifications


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Interior of the 408 Turbo
Interior of the 408 Turbo
2.0-litre engine.
2.0-litre engine.
1.6 Turbo engine.
1.6 Turbo engine.
17-in rims for the 2.0.
17-in rims for the 2.0.
17-in rims for the Turbo.
17-in rims for the Turbo.
Automatic transmission for both models. 4 speeds for the 2.0, 6 speeds for the Turbo.
Automatic transmission for both models. 4 speeds for the 2.0, 6 speeds for the Turbo.
Rear accommodation.
Rear accommodation.
562 litres of bootspace.
562 litres of bootspace.
Torsion beam rear suspension.
Torsion beam rear suspension.


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