Hatchback car buyer will have more powerful car choices here in Malaysia with the launch of New Peugeot 208 Puretech and compact SUV 2008 crossover.
The 208 Puretech powered by 1.2 liter turbocharged engine that is more than enough to have 0-100 sprint fun launching withing 9.6 seconds. Although the engine capacity is small, the torque converted from the turbo unit is quit amazing for this car.
Due to low horsepower at only 110hp that is derived from high torque at low RPM, this car does not need to struggle too much to get the fast acceleration and at the same time better fuel efficiency.
The price bracket is below RM100k will add this hot hatch to the competitors list vs Ford Fiesta vs Volkswagen Polo vs Renault Clio in the compact turbocharged segment.For those have a budget of 100k and want to get fun ride, this may be a better choice other than boring looks of sedan like Vios.
Engine 3 cyls, 1199cc, turbocharged, petrol;
Power 108bhp at 5500rpm;
Torque 151lb ft at 1500rpm;
Gearbox 6-spd auto
Top speed 118mph;
Economy 62.8mpg (combined);