PETALING JAYA: The new Peugeot 408 e-THP sedan has been doing the public tour ahead of its launch, which is expected to be soon.
It was spotted at the Publika shopping centre in an affluent neighbourhood of Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. Bookings are now open for the car with an insider hinting that it would be priced under RM140,000.
You may know it as the extended version of the 308 hatch, created as a small family car for emerging markets such as China, Malaysia, Russia and Argentina.
The 408 touts best-in-class cabin space, full LED headlights, start/stop ignition, a 9.7-inch infotainment touchscreen, parking assist, electric parking brake, blind spot sensors , six airbags and traction control. The twin scroll turbocharger boosts the 1.6-litre engine output to 165hp and 240Nm of torque. The powerplant is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
We will bring you the full details when the car is launched locally.
The old 408 (below)