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Malaysian Peugeot distributor Nasim Sdn Bhd has launched its second Peugeot model – the 3-door Peugeot 308 GT hatchback, which joins its 407 facelift sedan cousin in an attempt to take the Peugeot brand up to new levels in Malaysia.
Adding to the increasing number of fun and fast cars under RM200,000 that are starting to be available here in our market (Golf GTI, Polo GTI, Bravo GT, Civic Type R), the Peugeot 308 GT features the same 1.6 litre turbocharged direct injection engine that’s found in the second generation MINI Cooper S. That means oodles of torque – 240Nm from 1,600rpm and 175hp at 6,000rpm. This is mated to a 6-speed manual.
It’s got a decent list of premium equipment as well – 18 inch alloy wheels, automatic Xenon headlamps, a full moonroof, a leather interior and a total of 6 airbags in the interior.
The fully imported Peugeot 308 GT costs RM159,999, much cheaper than that other car that you can enjoy the BMW-Peugeot Prince engine in.