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Following a “very challenging” first half of the year, Nasim is now revising its sales target down by a considerable 30%. The company now targets to sell 4,200 units of Peugeot models in 2015, said Nasim COO Datuk Samson Anand George at the opening of Peugeot Service Klang.

Even with such grim numbers, however, the company is still expecting to keep its 18% market share among European makes in Malaysia. “We’re one of the more fortunate brands here, as we have strong new models that have just been launched, and one more coming later this year,” he added.

The upcoming model refers to the new Peugeot 408 sedan, of course, which we’ve already spotted testing near Nasim’s assembly plant in Gurun, Kedah. The next-generation 408 will feature PSA’s EMP2 modular platform, already put to good use in the new 308 hatchback. The updated 208 meanwhile, possibly with a new six-speed auto, is only expected to arrive next year.