Shortly after its introduction in locally assembled form here in Malaysia, Nasim Peugeot Sdn Bhd has announced the availability of the new facelifted Peugeot 407, also in locally assembled form. No updates in the engine department and the equipment level (7 airbags, and various different levels of trim for the standard Classic and hi-spec Premium version, etc) as compared to the pre-facelift locally assembled 407, but there are a few aesthetics changes on the exterior and interior.
First up is a new chrome grille at the front featuring both vertical and horizontal stripes. At the rear, look hard and you’ll spot a small spoiler integrated into the rear bootlid. The rear bumper has also had some changes to the design. On the interior, the center console area now gets a classy piano black finish. The multi-info display has been relocated into the updated Multimedia and Navigation Screen system. At the front, the 407 also gains front parking sensors. A recap on what’s in the engine bay – its 2.0 litre inline-4 engine puts out 140hp at 6,000rpm and 200Nm of torque at 4,000rpm, which is improved over the old fully imported Cycle & Carriage car as it has variable valve timing.
As with the previous edition, the new 407 facelift also comes in 2 variants – Classic and Premium which retail for RM128,888 and RM136,888 respectively. Both versions are rather hi-spec, with the difference with between the two versions being the leather interior and the Multimedia and Navigation Screen system. Despite the latter being omitted in the Classic, it still comes with the premium 10-speaker JBL sound system. All prices are inclusive of insurance and a 3-year or 100,000 km warranty.