The French Allure – Peugeot 308

Published on April 9th, 2015

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Tonight, Nasim Sendirian Berhad unveiled the award-winning and internationally acclaimed new Peugeot 308. Touted and positioned to fight the legendary Volkswagen Golf, the critically acclaimed new Peugeot 308 comes here in a single variant which is the Peugeot 308 150 THP.

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The unmistakably handsome design of the Peugeot 308 comes equip with many high-tech gadgets that some are the first employed in the C-segment that backs its form. Among those are a Driving Assistance Pack which comes equip with a Dynamic Cruise Control that regulates the cruise control to maintain a driver-specified distance according to the vehicle in front, Emergency Collision Alert which warns the driver to brake if the vehicle in front is too close for comfort and the Emergency Collision Braking which automatically brakes the vehicle to warn the driver of an impending collision to prevent or reduce the impact of an accident, 6 airbags that includes 2 front, 2 rear and 2 curtain airbags, Advanced Intelligent Traction Control and Hill-Start Assist, a reinforced safety cage that complies and have a rating of 5 stars in EuroNCAP. For driving comforts the Peugeot 308 comes with full LED lighting technology that applies to interior lighting and exterior lighting including the headlamps, tail lamps and the Daytime Running Lights, Intelligent Keyless Entry with Push Start system, automatic electronic parking brake, 9.7-inch HD Multifunction Touchscreen with integrated rear-view camera that also controls driving and in-car system, Electric lumbar and Massage function sports seats finished in Alcantara, High Fidelity Arkamys sound staging system with 6 speakers, panoramic roof with electric blinds, signature lighting for the interior and dual zone automatic climate controls.

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As been said, the Malaysian spec Peugeot 308 comes here in one variant which is the Peugeot 308 150 THP which denotes the horsepower rating of the car. The engine that comes here is a high-pressure twin scroll turbo engine with variable valve timing with an electronic fuel injection system. The 1,598 cc engine is Euro-5 compliant and is rated at [email protected],000 rpm and 240Nm of torque at a very early 1,450 rpm. The engine is paired to an efficient Aisin-sourced 6-speed transmission with Quickshift Technology. Braking is provided by an all-round disc brakes that has a ventilated rotor system up front with solid discs at the back and is wrapped around by a 225/40 R18 Sapphire design lightweight alloy wheels. Performance figures are a 0-100km/h time of 9.4 seconds onto a top speed of 211km/h. The overall package returns a fuel consumption of 6.5l/100km from the 53 litre fuel tank.

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To own this stunning French model one has to fork out RM132,888 on-the-road with insurance and GST. With this comes a 5 year warranty with unlimited mileage. Nasim Sendirian Berhad also provides a complimentary access to the Peugeot Lounge at Subang Airport and Peugeot Privilege membership. The new Peugeot 308 comes in 5 different color combinations which are Nera Black, Rouge Red, Mocha Brown, Artense Grey and Pearl White.

Words: Azri

Photos: Haznajims

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