Nasim introduces the new 308
KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 — Nasim Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of Peugeot vehicles in Malaysia, has given a new look to the popular 308 line-up with the introduction of the 308 VTi and 308 Turbo.
In a statement here today, Nasim's Chief Operating Officer Datuk Samson Anand George said the new 308 came with a refreshed look and new premium features set to make the 308 even more popular among Malaysians.
"As at end-June, we have sold 700 units of the 308 this year. With the new 308, we are confident of selling 150 units a month," he said.
Nasim first debuted the 308 in Malaysia in January 2009 and has sold close to 5,000 units to-date.
As of end-May 2012, the 308 held a 42 per cent market share among European C-segment hatchbacks in Malaysia.
One of the most significant enhancements with the new 308 is the exterior aesthetics such as a new dynamic and elegant look with a "floating grille" concept that is also available on the 508.
A new LED day-time running lights also gives the new 308 a visual signature.
The panoramic roof is now available on both variants.
Other premium offers include automatic dual-zone air-conditioning with rear blowers, cruise control with speed limiter, World-In-Peugeot Sound system with six-speakers, USB and Bluetooth connectivity enabling hands free usage and music on the go, one-touch electric windows with anti-pinch safety feature and a height and reach adjustable steering.
In addition, the new 308 Turbo features a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel with an aluminum ring, aluminum pedals and scuff plate as well as sporty white instrument dials with a piano black finish centre fascia.
Other premium features included on both variants are auto headlights, "Follow Me Home" functionality, front and rear fog lights, automated front windscreen wipers, electric folding mirrors and a sporty rear diffuser.
It also said the new 308 Turbo is powered by an award-winning twin-scroll turbo high pressure four-cylinder variable valve timing engine that produces 156 bhp and 240 Nm of torque and fitted with a six-speed auto adaptive gearbox with Tiptronic and sport mode.
The new 308 VTi on the other hand is fitted with a fuel efficient four-cylinder dual variable valve timing injection engine which produces 120 bhp and 160 Nm of torque, paired to an auto adaptive gearbox with Tiptronic and
Safety features offered on both variants are two airbags in front, driver and front passenger side airbags, anti-whiplash front seats with active head restraints, ABS, EBD, Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and two ISOFIX points at the rear.
The on-the-road price with insurance for the new 308 VTi is RM102,888 whilethe on-the-road price with insurance of the new 308 Turbo is RM121,888. — Bernama