Local Peugeot distributor Nasim has won an international award from Automobiles Peugeot for its efforts in growing the marque last year.

Automobiles Peugeot presented Nasim with the Successful Industrialisation and Commercial Launch of the 207 Award at the Peugeot 2011 Convention for Worldwide Distributors in Valencia, Spain.

“This award from Peugeot is a recognition of our efforts in manufacturing the 207 sedan in Malaysia for right-hand drive markets in the region. At present, we have had over 600 bookings for the new 207 and it is currently the most attainable European offering in the market,” Nasim’s CEO SM Nasarudin SM Nasimuddin said.

He added that the 207 sedan, which is produced at Naza’s plant in Gurun, Kedah, was already being exported to Thailand and exports to Indonesia, Brunei and Sri Lanka will commence in the first quarter of this year. The company is targeting to sell 7,000 Peugeots this year, of which some 5,000 will be of the 207 sedan.