Nasim Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of the Peugeot brand in Malaysia, has introduced the new Peugeot 208 GTi, priced at RM143,888, on-the-road inclusive of insurance. The 208 GTi facelift comes shortly after the launch of the base-model Peugeot 208 B-Segment hatch, and in line with the Nasim's 2017 product offensive.
Dato’ Samson Anand George, Group Chief Operating Officer, Automotive Group, Naza Corporation Holdings Sdn Bhd adds, “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.”
The 2017 model is powered by the same 1.6-litre THP (Turbo High Pressure) engine, albeit producing 208bhp now, 8hp more than before, while torque has been bumped up by 25 Nm to 300 Nm. The engine is paired to a six-speed manual transmission. Peugeot claims 0-100km/h sprint time of 6.5 seconds, and a top speed of 230km/h.
Cosmetically, the new front bumper has sharper lines – the wider front grille and its thicker surrounds are now fully integrated into the bumper; the most obvious change being the redesigned fog lamp enclosures at the front. At the rear, the redesigned tail lamps now feature the characteristic ‘Tiger Claw’ graphics, which set it apart from the older model.
The interior architecture largely remains the same, the seats are upholstered in Club Nappa leather with Caro Weave fabric finish, six-airbags are fitted as standard.
In terms of safety, the new 208GTi is equipped Stability Control, Traction Control, ABS, EBA and EBD. The 2017 model comes with the latest-generation Electronic Stability Program (ESP), which is able to detect the first signs of a sideways skid and helps reduce oversteer.
The New Peugeot 208 GTi is available in two exciting colours - Digital White and Rogue Red. The new 208GTi comes with Nasim’s 5-years Peace of Mind warranty valid for a total of 5 years or up to 120,000 km whichever comes first.