Final month, we found a brochure for the facelifted Peugeot 308 on social media, and now native distributor Naza has adopted that up with an official introduction for the up to date C-segment hatchback. The automobile is being displayed in each cooking THP and sizzling GTi varieties, but it surely’s the previous we’re taking a look at right here.
Priced at RM129,888 on-the-road with out insurance coverage, the THP mannequin retails across the similar degree as earlier than, which got here in at RM132,888 with insurance coverage and the previous items and companies tax (GST). Included within the value is a five-year/120,000 km manufacturing facility guarantee and three years’ 24-hour Peugeot Help.
On the surface, the adjustments quantity to a repositioned lion badge, which has moved from the bonnet and into the taller, extra upright grille, together with a sportier entrance bumper with bigger, extra outstanding air intakes. Full-LED headlights stay, however the triple-claw tail lights are actually all the time on, and whereas the putting 18-inch Saphir two-tone alloy wheels stay, they now sport a darker black end.
Inside, you’ll discover an enhanced i-Cockpit infotainment system, with a capacitive touchscreen (nonetheless measuring 9.7 inches) and Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink connectivity. By way of package, the THP mannequin loses out on a panoramic glass roof, the therapeutic massage perform for the seats and Alcantara seat trim (it’s nonetheless part-leather) of the pre-facelift mannequin, and the multi-info show is now of a decrease decision.
Nonetheless, the automobile nonetheless will get keyless entry, push-button begin, dual-zone local weather management, six audio system and a reverse digital camera. Security-wise, six airbags, ABS with EBD and brake help, stability management and hill begin help come as customary, however sadly, the earlier automobile’s Driver Help Pack, which added autonomous emergency braking and adaptive cruise management, is lacking right here.
Below the bonnet, the acquainted 1.6 litre THP turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine is retained, but it surely will get a lift in energy from 152 PS to 167 PS at 6,000 rpm, though torque holds station at 240 Nm at 1,400 rpm. There’s nonetheless an Aisin-sourced six-speed computerized transmission, and as such it doesn’t get the brand new digital gearlever – that’s solely reserved for the eight-speeders provided in different markets.
The 308 THP might be on show at 1 Utama Procuring Centre till October 28.
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