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Wonder how car pricelists are going to look like after the implementation of GST on April 1 2015? This pricelist for the yet to be launched 2015 Peugeot 308 has found its way onto social media under the P2CM Facebook group. Please note the ‘Est’ (estimated) disclaimer on the document as the car is not launched yet.

Basically you have the Nett Selling Price which includes inspection, handling and an RM50 number plate cost. The government’s 6% GST is then added to the Nett Selling Price. Then insurance costs are added on, of which the amount is already inclusive of 6% GST. If you have NCB, this amount will be different for you.

Finally, registration fee, road tax and ownership endorsement fees are added on. These three charges are not subject to GST as they are charged by the government so GST isn’t applicable.

2015 Peugeot 308 Spec Sheet

The new estimated price of just under RM140k might seem like quite a hike compared to the outgoing model’s RM119k list price, but this is not because of GST. The new 308 has significantly equipment levels including a class-first Dynamic Cruise Control feature, which uses a radar sensor to allow the 308 to automatically keep a pre-set distance from the car in front of it.

Other revealed kit include six airbags, ABS, ESP stability control, Hill Start Assist, Emergency Collision Alert, Emergency Collision Braking, 18-inch “Saphir” alloy wheels, LED headlights and fog lights, keyless entry, push-button start, reverse camera, Alcantara seats with electric lumbar and massage function, panoramic roof, six-speaker Arkamys sound system and an enormous 9.7-inch touchscreen that controls everything from multimedia, telephony, vehicle settings and even the dual-zone auto climate control.

Under the hood is a new engine which produces 150 PS at 5,000 rpm as well as 240 Nm from 1,450-4,000 rpm, all sent through a six-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission to the front wheels. The engine features a new turbocharger and piston designs, as well as an ECU that has been fine-tuned to suit our fuel quality.

GALLERY: Peugeot 308 at Glenmarie showroom