“Since we first introduced the 208 GTi to the Malaysian market in 2013, it has been one of our top sellers hot hatch market in Malaysia. We strongly believe, the new 208 GTi with its new upgraded engine to 208 hp will reinvigorate the sporting passion in the performance hatch segment. Despite the increase in forex, we have managed to keep the pricing of the new 208 GTi competitive at RM143,888 on the road complete with insurance,” said Datuk Samson Anand George, group chief operating officer (automotive group), Naza Corp Holdings Sdn Bhd.
The new 208 GTi is powered by 208hp 1.6-litre THP (Turbo High Pressure) petrol engine, 8hp more than before and the engine produces 300Nm of torque, a good 25Nm bump compared to the predecessor.
Combined with the 6-speed mechanical gearbox, it can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 6.5 seconds onwards to a top speed of 230km/h.
With its finely adjusted undercarriage (Pseudo McPherson at the front, torsion beam at the back), the new 208 GTi is agile and precise.
The front face has Peugeot’s exclusive light signature that consist of LED daytime running lights for indicators and daytime lighting and the rear LED claw effect tail light ensuring good visibility in all conditions.
Climb into the Peugeot i-Cockpit and check out a 7-inch colour touchscreen, which comes as standard and gives you access to the navigation system, a USB port for listening to music or charging your devices, and a Bluetooth connection.
The seats are upholstered in Club Nappa leather with Caro Weave fabric finish.
With perforated discs, 302mm diameter at the front and 249mm at the back, the braking system of the new 208 GTi gives you security.
Safety features include Stability Control, Traction Control, ABS, EBA and EBFD.
It comes with the latest-generation Electronic Stability Program (ESP), which is able to detect the first signs of a sideways skid and helps reduce over steer.
Passive safety features include 6 airbags, front pre-tensioning seatbelts, seatbelt fastening warning system and a collapsible steering column.
The New Peugeot 208 GTi is available in Digital White and Rogue Red, and comes with a 5-year warranty or up to 120,000km (whichever comes first).
All Peugeot models come with five-year warranty together with Nasim’s 3-years complimentary 24-hour Peugeot Roadside Assistance service, exclusive access to the Peugeot Lounge at Subang Airport and Peugeot Privilege membership.