Previously estimated at RM120,888, Nasim Sdn Bhd has confirmed that its Peugeot 308 THP Active variant is priced at RM119,888 – a cool RM17,000 under the regular 308 THP’s recently revised RM136,888 price.
Naturally, the cheaper vehicle does get a revised list of equipment to match. For example, halogen reflector headlamps are featured instead of LED ones, and there aren’t any front parking sensors on the vehicle either. The front bumper has also been revised to accommodate repositioned LED daytime running lights.
Instead of the regular 308 THP’s 18-inch “Sapphire” alloy wheels, the 308 THP Active makes do with slightly smaller 17-inch “Rubis” rollers. And where there was previously a spare alloy wheel in the rear, the Active gets a steel one instead.
Inside, the 308 THP Active features fabric seats instead of the more expensive Alcantara option, and items like the electric massage function have been removed. Fortunately, there are several key items that remain, such as the 9.7-inch touchscreen display and the 3D Arkamys six-speaker audio system.
The model’s performance remains untouched, offering a 1.6 litre twin-scroll turbocharged engine which delivers 150 hp and 240 Nm of torque. The mill is paired with a six-speed Aisin-sourced torque converter automatic transmission.
For safety, the 308 THP Active continues to offer six airbags and an electronic stability programme (ESP) as standard. However, its dynamic cruise control, emergency collision alert and emergency collision braking systems have been given a miss.
Five body colours are available, including Rouge Red, Mocha Brown, Artense Grey and Nera Black. The more affordable version of the 308 THP first appeared in Peugeot showrooms here in December, and bookings have been opened since then.