Nasim Sdn Bhd has launched the facelifted Peugeot 407, now available in showrooms around Malaysia. The new Peugeot 407 is locally assembled and comes in two trim levels. Both come with the 2.0 litre Peugeot EW10A engine with variable valve timing producing 140 horsepower at 6,000rpm and 200Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. The Tiptronic System Porsche 4-speed automatic has also been revised.
The high-end model comes with full leather interior and integrated GPS navigation, a first at this price point. It is not an aftermarket unit but is integrated into the 407’s dashboard. It is priced at RM133,888 OTR.
For the version without GPS and cloth seats, you pay RM125,888. These are great prices for an European D-segment, and for those who care about safety the 407 also scores a high 5 stars on the EuroNCAP crash test and comes with 7 airbags (driver, passenger, driver side knee, driver side, passenger side and 2 curtain airbags). Five colours are available – Aluminium, Iron Grey, White Gold, Montebello Blue and Nera Black. You can also visit their 407 microsite for more info.
|Peugeot 407 – RM125,888|
|Peugeot 407 – RM133,888|
It looks like Nasim Sdn Bhd wants to officially enter the market with its first Peugeot offering with a big impact, as the good prices and equipment levels indicate. The 407 is assembled in Gurun, Kedah with 40% local content.
Peugeot director operations director for Asia-Pacific and Africa Francois Poirier said upcoming Peugeot vehicles for the local market included the 207 GTI, the 207cc, the 308 and the 308RCZ. The 308 is next in line, to be launched by Q4 2008. To support sales two more 3S centers similiar to the flagship Blue Box in Glenmarie would be opened in Penang and Kuala Lumpur.