Nasim has launched the highly anticipated C-segment Peugeot 408 in new Peugeot’s Blue Box in Glenmarie. So are you feeling naughty or nice? If you are feeling either one, there’s good news because Nasim brought in two variants of the Peugeot 408, a 1.6litre turbo engine and a 2.0litre normal aspirated engine.
It’s never a car show without girls! And the event has lots of them! :)
“The all-new 408 is ideal for young professionals with families who are looking for a car that offers space, performance and elegance,” said SM Nasarudin SM Nasimuddin.
The Peugeot 408 is unveiled! Don in silver, the Peugeot 408 looks great from the side view, accompanied by gorgeous models.
The pricing for the 408 1.6 Turbo and 408 2.0 are RM125,888 and RM109,888 respectively, both on-the-road with insurance. Some might say why a 1.6 is more expensive than a 2.0? You’ll have to read on to find out! The sculptured lines on the steeply raked bonnet flows nicely to the rest of the body, and the huge signature Peugeot grille goes along well with the sharp looking front end.
The rear end reminds me of the older Peugeot 406 though. Would appreciate the 408’s rear design to be more adventurous like its front.
Equipment wise, both the 408 Turbo and 2.0 come with “Follow Me Home” and auto headlamps, auto wiper, dual-zone front air-conditioning and cruise control with speed limiter.The 408 Turbo gains some extras like premium leather seats, auto dimming rear view mirror and leather wrapped steering wheel with aluminium inserts.
In the safety department, both variants has 2 smart airbags for driver and front passenger, ABD, EBD and EBA while the 408 Turbo has additional 4 airbags, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) and Anti-skid
The dashboard for 408 Turbo. Like every other Peugeot, the cabin felt solid and upmarket.
The dashboard for 408 2.0, notice the difference?
Peugeot claimed that the 408 has class leading rear legroom. With its 2700mm wheelbase, a person with 5 foot 7 frame like me has no problem fitting into the back seat with the front seat adjusted to my comfort. Rear headroom is ample, and the leather seats are plush and comfy, just like any other Peugeot.
Rear air-cond outlet, a rare feature in C-segment! Right now I can only think of Volkswagen Jetta which also has air-cond for its rear passengers.
At 562 litres, the 408’s boot space is also class leading, and I think it even triumphs some D-segment cars!
In conclusion, I think the 408 Turbo is a more sensible choice due to its more powerful powerplant, better safety features and more equipments. The extra RM15k over the 408 2.0 worth every penny of it. Besides, you can benefit from lower road tax, cheaper insurance and also more friendly to the environment. However, if you are feeling nice, the 408 2.0 will be there for you.
Written by Simon Har