Set to challenge the likes of the Volkswagen Golf GTI and the Renault Megane RS when it is introduced here, Nasim Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of Peugeot vehicles in Malaysia has previewed the hot new 308 GTI.
Powering the Golf GTI-rival from France is a 1.6-litre turbocharged Prince engine that outputs a whopping 270 hp and 330 Nm, sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual. If you shift quick enough, the 308 GTI can complete the century sprint in 6 seconds flat.
Handling is supplemented by a Torsen-type limited slip differential up front and upgraded suspension, while braking is aided by 380 mm front disc brakes and 268 mm rear disc brakes, gripped by Peugeot Sport brake calipers. 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in sticky Michelin Pilot Super Sport rubbers are also standard fitment on the hot hatch.
However, Nasim has not revealed launch timing and prices of the new hot hatch.
Those interested can check out Peugeot’s Motion & Emotion Roadshow at the Ground Floor of High Street at the new wing of 1 Utama Shopping Centre. The road show runs from 24th October till 28th October.