PEUGEOT 208 in Malaysia launched with a lot of enhancement from the interior, entertainment, exterior nice looks and other features from RM86k for five doors and RM96k price of peugeot 208 2 doors which is more expensive.
With the price tag, the war between peugeot 208 vs kia rio vs hyundai elantra vs nissan almera vs honda city vs toyota vios vs mazda 2 vs ford fiesta begins for non national cars. Which one better? Lets look into the spec of 208
Since December 2012, the 208 has been Europe’s best-selling B-segmentcar for three consecutive months. In February 2013, Peugeot rolled out the300,000th unit of the new 208 from its plant in Poissy, France. The stylish and sporty 208 is the first new model launched by Nasim in2013 and will play a pivotal role in what is set to be another record-breakingyear for Peugeot in Malaysia
. “We have set a sales target of 200 units a month for the new 208, whichhas won multiple awards in Europe. With ever-changing expectations in themarket, the 208 was designed to exceed all expectations and appeal to a widedemographic audience,” said Dato’ Samson Anand George, COO of Nasim.
He said the 208 will contribute significantly to Nasim’s sales target of8,000 units in 2013, which will represent a 30% increase from 2012. The 208 marks a generational leap from its predecessors with acompletely re-generated architecture, style, ergonomics and driving pleasure.
Availableas a five-door or three-door variant, the new 208’s design evokes agility,modernism and refinement. The exterior of the 208 is characterised by its signature LED daytime running lights and a floating grille to evoke a modern and agile appearance that is in line with Peugeot’s new design language.
Peugeot 208 malaysia rear LED boomerang-shaped lighting blends into the fluid lines of the body creating a harmonious appearance. The sporty appearance of the exterior is further accentuated by its 16-inchtwo-tone Helium alloy rims (on the five-door variant) or17-inch two-tone Oxygenalloy rims (on the three-door variant).
The structure of the new 208 has been engineered to deliver outstandinglevels of passive and active safety while keeping the overall weight of thevehicle low. This has been made possible with the use of an aluminium frontbeam absorber, strengthened front sub frame, laser welding of the roof andextensive use of Very High Strength Steel and Ultra High Strength Steel panels.
The 208 comes standard with six airbags and an Electronic StabilityProgram (ESP) featuring ABS, EBD, EBA, DSC and ASR. Other safety featuresinclude Hill Start Assist, two ISOFIX points at the rear for child seats andall round one-touch anti-pinch power windows with electric child-safety doorlocks. As a result, the new 208 achieved a full five-star rating from EURO NCAPunder the new and more demanding regulations that were introduced in 2012.
New Naza peugeot 208 also leads in terms of ECO design with the integration of 25% “green materials” out of the 170kg of polymers (excluding rubber) used onthe car. In fact, the new 208’s rear bumper is entirely recycled, which is aworld’s first. Other parts that were made from recycled parts include the radiatorframe, fan, wheel arch interior, soundproofing, boot mat, steering wheel,engine cover and air filter.
Inside, the new 208 breaks new ground offering features normally foundon larger luxury cars. The overall interior of the 208 is characterised by high qualityinterior trim with soft touch plastics accentuated by touches of piano blackand satin chrome finishing.
The five-door variant comes with high qualitysemi-bucket Moonlight seats while the three-door variant features high quality semi-bucket Sahara leather and fabric combination seats. The overall interior ambiance of the 208 is characterised by whitelighting, which in turn gives the interior a very sophisticated finish.
Peugeot 208 malaysia, The overall interior has been redesigned with specific emphasis onimproving interior ergonomics, space and comfort. As a result, with a wheelbaseof 2,538 mm, the overall interior has been optimised to offer rear passengersmore space and knee room while boot space is 311-litres.
A key highlight inside the 208 is its award-winning 7-inch HD colour interactive touch screen which provides easy access to various functions such as the radio, music files via the USB connection as well as Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free cellular functionality or audio streaming.
The peugeot 208 in malausia 7-inch HD colour interactive touch screen also incorporates ahigh-performance audio system with Arkamys 3D sound that is connected to sixspeakers to fully exploit the excellent interior acoustics of the 208. Inaddition, its audio system can be easily connected to an iPhone, iPod or anAndroid device. It also displays a rear parking aid with audio visual assistance,key settings of the car such as lighting and security features as well as thetrip computer information.
The 208’s 7-inch HD colour touchscreen was awarded Comfort Innovation ofThe Year at the Interiors Expo 2012 in Germany.
Another key feature review of the 208’s interior is its innovative and stylish floating instrument panel with a colour LCD screen and a compact leather steering wheel that comes with audio and telephony controls. In particular, the colour LCD screendisplays vital information such as the vehicle’s speed, trip computer and audioinformation.
A first in the B-segment is the inclusion of a digital dual zone autoair-conditioning system for both the five and three-door variant. The ambience in the three-door variant is further enhanced with a panoramic glass roof with mood lighting that outlines the glass roof at night.
new peugeot 208 review on engine are equipped with a 1.6-litre VTi engine that produces 122 PS and 160 Nm of torque. In fact, 140 Nm of torque is available from as lowas 2,000 rpm making the 208 a responsive and fun car to drive.
Additionally, theengine is matched to an auto adaptive gearbox featuring Tiptronic and Sportmode functionality. The new 208 features Peugeot’s legendary trademark road-holding qualities by incorporating MacPherson struts with an anti-roll bar front suspension and a trailing-arm with deformable cross-member axle at the rear.
The architecture of the front suspension, in particular, has been developed toimprove the caster angle contributing to better directional stability, steeringaccuracy and feel. The springs and damper settings in the car have also beenfinely tuned to offer enhanced driving dynamics.
The fuel consumption efficiency of the 208 on a mixed cycle is rated at 6.7-litres per 100 km. Among the awards won by the 208 include the ‘Best Supermini 2012’ by UK’s AutoExpress New Car Awards, ‘European Car Of The Year 2013’ by Italy’s Auto Europa,‘Best Car Of The Year 2013’ in Spain, ‘Continental Irish Small Car Of The Year2013’ in Ireland and the ‘2013 Car of the Year’ by JoongAng Ilbo in Korea.
The 208 malaysia is available in five exciting colours – Digital White, Platinum Black,Virtual Blue, Rogue Red and Passion Silver. The price of the 208 five-doorvariant is RM85,888 while the three-door variant is priced at RM95,888. Bothprices are on-the-road with insurance.