Peugeot 408 e-THP launched in Malaysia – RM144k

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The new 2016 Peugeot 408 was previewed in April, but today marks its official launch in Malaysia. Available in a sole e-THP variant, the locally-assembled (CKD) C-segment sedan makes its debut here some two years after it made its world debut in China – but the Malaysian-spec model had a number of changes since then, adding some choice items from its 308 hatch sibling, as well as a few goodies of its own.

We’ll get to the most important item first – the 408 is priced at RM143,888 on-the-road with insurance. Buyers get a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty (three years from the factory, two years extended), plus complimentary 24-hour Peugeot Assistance service and access to the Peugeot Lounge at Subang Airport.

The 408’s lineage is clear to see from the front – it’s obviously a derivative of the 308, with the same “fanged” full-LED headlights and a similar front bumper design as the hatch. Differences include chrome slats on the grille, with the lion badge now inset, instead of being located on the bonnet as on the 308.

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Fitted here are 17-inch alloy wheels, featuring the same “Rubis” turbine design as on the base 308 THP Active, instead of the Chinese market’s multispoke items. At the rear, Malaysian models are identical to Chinese ones, with C-shaped LED tail lights and dual trapezoidal exhaust exits.

Most of the changes from the Chinese sedan occur inside. Out goes the conventional dashboard layout, replaced by the 308’s avant-garde design with a small-diameter steering wheel, an i-cockpit instrument cluster perched high up the dash, and twin centre air-con vents that flank the 9.7-inch centre display instead of sitting above it.

The electrically-adjustable seats (manual on the 308) feature full leather upholstery instead of Alcantara centres on the high-spec 308 THP and fabric on the Active, and includes the massage function from the upper model. Elsewhere, standard kit includes keyless entry, push-button start, auto lights and wipers, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear air-con vents (not available on the 308), a six-speaker sound system with Arkamys 3D and a Smart Park Assist II system.

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Safety kit includes six airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, stability control and a blind spot information system. Unfortunately, the car doesn’t get the top 308 THP’s Driver Assistance Pack, which includes Dynamic Cruise Control, Emergency Collision Alert and Emergency Automatic Braking.

Under the bonnet, the 408 carries Peugeot’s ubiquitous 1.6 litre Turbo High Pressure (THP) direct-injected four-cylinder engine that develops 165 hp and 245 Nm of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with Quickshift technology. The “e” in the engine’s e-THP moniker refers to the car’s automatic engine start-stop feature that makes its debut in Malaysia on the new 408.

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Jonathan Lee

After trying to pursue a career in product design, Jonathan Lee decided to make the sideways jump into the world of car journalism instead. He therefore appreciates the aesthetic appeal of a car, but for him, the driving experience is still second to none.

 

Comments

  • Peugeot Fail in Malaysia on Jun 01, 2016 at 11:43 am

    We all know that you going to give use discount later… Good Luck Peugeot Malaysia

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  • horatio on Jun 01, 2016 at 11:50 am

    rear lamp looks like sylphy

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  • Tameh on Jun 01, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Bad RV unless it is sushi.

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  • Kunta Kinte on Jun 01, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Rm144k for a Peugeot CKD. Wow, pretty expensive considering that you buy today at RM144k, next year sell, to get RM70k also you will be lucky.

    And that also, it will be in mudah for over a year and still nobody calls you.

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  • hahaha on Jun 01, 2016 at 11:58 am

    wait for a while and this will be a 100K or less bargain.

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  • sick&tired on Jun 01, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    nice car, but too expensive! the 1.6 thp engine doesn’t seem to be particularly reliable (as with most direct injection engine, due to the high sulphur content in our fuel). I would prefer them to bring in the 2.0 non turbo engine and price around RM110k. that would bring in more buyers, and the car itself would be more reliable.

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  • Kunta Kinte on Jun 01, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Once you experience Naza after sales service, you will cry like a baby. Their staff are practically untrained and lazy to the core. Simply given jobs for the fun of it. Go to their facebook and see the comments. OMG!

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  • and prices of cars just keep going up and up.

    Another car with poor pricing.

    The old one was from RM109k

    What is wrong with Peugeot Malaysia????

    http://paultan.org/2012/06/19/driven-peugeot-408-turbo-and-408-2-0/

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    • Sorry but cannot compare the new 408 with the old one ….. check the specs ! And article does not talk about the stop start engine function and better fuel consumption

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      • Sammy Loo on Jun 01, 2016 at 10:55 pm

        RV is comparable, 50k in 2 years time

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      • AC Tan on Jun 06, 2016 at 5:21 pm

        And worst part it is still a Peugeot that’s fact and that still won’t change maybe you have yet to encounter their back up service before

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  • spongewai on Jun 01, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    wow Naza, why so pricey??!

    RM144k can get Accord 2.0 or can buy other cars price below RM140k

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    • Pintaras on Jun 01, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      Currently all car price based on Horse Power and Torque not based on cc

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      • spongewai on Jun 01, 2016 at 1:41 pm

        that mean the upcoming 208 facelift with new 1.2 eTHP price starts from RM90k to RM105k lol

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      • pre-reg CKD Jetta 90K. Top speed 230km/h

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      • ColaBear on Jun 01, 2016 at 3:17 pm

        i hope it come with free maintenance for 5 years.. XD

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      • Prince Throughout on Jun 01, 2016 at 4:32 pm

        Currently (almost) all Pugs use the same engine… so should all be priced the same?

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    • nabill (Member) on Jun 01, 2016 at 1:16 pm

      Why do u compare to the accord.. Checkout thw spec and gadgets, even thw highspec 2.4 doesn’t have… Its a choice of bare bone accord/camry 2.0,or a high spec c segment with a turbo… To be frank, dimensionally, its only few mm’s smaller r than D segment choices…

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    • jemah on Jun 01, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      this one CONTI car not sushi car la wei…

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    • andromeda on Jun 01, 2016 at 3:55 pm

      I think from the features they have. It seems to be better specced and nearly as bidmg as th3 accord. Better get this European car

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    • Sammy Loo on Jun 01, 2016 at 10:56 pm

      They are not planning to sell this anyway, just to bring in to show that they have such model available.

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  • So, C-segments priced at 140k are norms now?

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    • ColaBear on Jun 01, 2016 at 12:43 pm

      ya lo.. but if VS Ford Focus Ecoboost, 408 eTHP might hv more features…

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      • focus on Jun 02, 2016 at 10:26 pm

        which features are better than Focus? 144k to get torsion beam rear suspension? come on la

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    • Dun compare continental to jepunis.Jepunis still 110k~130k

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  • Sgt Scoop on Jun 01, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Is this a sister car to the Sylphy?

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  • Steamer on Jun 01, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Simply gorgeous! the models.

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  • Kumar on Jun 01, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Too expensive.

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  • ColaBear on Jun 01, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    gonna wait for big discount liao…

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  • TKhengong on Jun 01, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    At that price level, it will be a hard sell; given Malaysian car buyers acceptance for Continental cars. For those interested, it would be wise to sit out a couple of months, the price is certain to drop and/or more goodies will be thrown in.

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  • Henry on Jun 01, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Good luck. With this pricing I bet there will be a long queue forming already. Hehe …..

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  • gaviny on Jun 01, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    5 years warranty but no free service and the service is damn damn damn expensive, essentially you’re paying for your own warranty

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  • applegreen on Jun 01, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    At RM140k+ malaysian rather buy new civic turbo

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  • Zulkifli on Jun 01, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Price from below RM80 is 95% of the countries worldwide but thanks to Proton, Malaysians can buy this beauty at just RM144k. Thank you Proton for making cars so cheap in Malaysia.

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  • zeebee on Jun 01, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    no doubt about the car its fantastic over all the design, specs and safety everything well done but the price 143,888 for C-segment? where the price is going? The trucks cost now above 130,000 and now this segment price going up so fast.

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  • Obviously, Peugeot has no idea what they are doing.

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  • rchoo on Jun 01, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    144K will be tough sell in this dampen and tough market.

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  • waters on Jun 01, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    C-segments starting at 140k? They are mad. Too expensive for a car with the resale value of a rock.

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  • The car itself is quite nice, very elegant feel but LOL seriously 144k??

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  • Gracke on Jun 01, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Actually, very good price and handling promise too.

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    • handling? on Jun 02, 2016 at 10:22 pm

      the rear suspension is torsion beam…good handling? forget it!

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  • Discount on Jun 01, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Just dont buy it yet, next year you will get to buy pre reg car with 60k discount

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  • Its quite a good looking car…but fark…the price tag is ridiculous.

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  • Ben Yap on Jun 01, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    for that price, a civic is a better buy.

    civic has a cheaper price tag, equivalently powerful and better resale value.

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  • Dorea on Jun 01, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Nasim? NO THANK YOU!

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  • I think for the specs the price is fair.
    Those who compare with d segment japanese please go test drive this car.
    I believe even a 2.4 accord perform poorer than this.
    Turbo especially this twin scroll is no joke.
    Engine of the years for dunno how many years.
    And the handling is excellent if not perfect.
    This is for those demand a bit different and unique taste.
    For conservative,civic is the best alternative.

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    • Better buy Proton

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      • Ya. For those cannot afford,proton is the only choice. Or worse come to worse ex5,still slightly better than proton.

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  • Superb car.. worth for the price

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  • Peugeot fan on Jun 01, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    If you appreciate good Handling, good tyre feedback, & most importantly strong turbo engine. This is the car to go. Otherwise sisy & floating Japanese suit you better.
    Lastly, Nassim please price it around RM 135000, then it may have the chance.

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    • ColaBear on Jun 02, 2016 at 3:46 pm

      what is your view if compare with Ford Focus Ecoboost?

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      • peugeot fan on Jun 09, 2016 at 9:32 am

        ford focus is as good as any other european car with its drive trend. Except, its boring exterior & interior design. Otherwise, i will already own one long time ago.

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    • Semi-Value (Member) on Jun 05, 2016 at 12:35 am

      peugeot got good handling? hahahaha this aint no 207 gti

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  • FIST (Member) on Jun 01, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    That’s a joke of a price

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  • Aero (Member) on Jun 02, 2016 at 12:46 am

    Wah wah wah, Naza/ Nasim still wants to launch new CKD Peugeot models in 2016 ? Well, I respect their commitment but I fear that sales will be slow in these tough times… we’ll see. It looks nice enough, but the CKD packs are from China right (not France ?) ? Err… well, I guess quality control might be a question mark then. But the safety kit is great, 6 airbags and ESC. Price, not so much… again, most probably because of our MYR exchange rate.

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  • already predicted the price will be rm140-150k ^^

    all cars in malaysia have standard pricing brackets

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  • wacko on Jun 02, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    CKD 1.6 turbo at 140K plus???? Good luck

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  • Better pay a visit to Gurun. The body come from Wuhan China complete in ED coated layer. Painted in Gurun paint shop. There is an “idle time” from complete ED process in China to paint process in Malaysia. 1 month? 2 months? 10 months? Well, it will be enough for severe rust to grow up!

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    • Jack Goio on Mar 03, 2023 at 5:59 pm

      After ED process means it’s already rust resistant already. There are many processes before ED to make the steel rust resistant – DI, etc. Based coat & top coat is for the colour and shine only. You must think you are smarter than carmakers but don’t even know how a paintshop works.

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  • Peugeot owner is actually hypocrite, they know their cars give a lot of problems even they say peugeot is good, nice. tapi diorang diam2 malu sebab menyesal beli this kind of brand.

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    • Loler on Jun 05, 2016 at 11:39 pm

      Oh you mean like jepunis car owners right? Lol

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    • Amir, youre so smart to know this fact. Are you one of them?

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    • Jamie on Nov 19, 2016 at 8:03 pm

      I am a Peugeot 408 owner and I have to say that their after sales service is terrible. Lots of issue encountered for a car less than 3 years with not more than 60k mileage. It is a nightmare sending the car to the service centre. They just don’t care less. Your car can end up with more than a week at the workshop without any confirmation of when it can be fixed. Never will I get another one from Nasa.

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  • Thunderkingkong on Jun 09, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Seriously, RM144 k for a ckd ?How many 408 they plan to sell per year?10? They might as well name it Peugeot 408 THP limited edition with that pricing

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  • Peugeot 408 e-thp owner on Mar 24, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Proud owner of 408 e-thp. Just bought it . pre-reg rm123k otr. Test drive Mazda 3, civic 1.5T, hyundai ionic. Never even consider Altis/jetta.

    As for reliability issues, slow respond from SC, Spare parts Lead Time (common for Nasim)..But there’s 5 yrs warranty. free service labour&parts, 2years (Due to pre-reg). 5 yrs for new car…For now still no issues & of course hope there won’t be any in future.

    As for the drive, handling Civic is slightly better when taking corners. Engine powerfull, quickshift is definitely more fun than CVT!! 200km/hr felt like 110 in a Myvi

    Interior 408 comfort is totally awesome, big leg space, leather seat is comfort as well.
    Driver seat massage. Useless, only can feel the seat going outand in..Luxury Design, totally felt like a D-Seg car.

    GPS totally sucks (imagine u using papago/tom tom). Don’t bother searching for destination, only used it when i navigate to previously saved destination.

    Speaker is good, bass/treble controllable, but heard some vibrate sound if base is to high due to the speaker installed at the door instead of dashboard. Overall still satisfied.

    Touch Screen is not really good, sensitivity is good but it will lag sometimes especially just right after starting the car.

    Auto Start Stop. annoying, jerking. closed it often unless cold weathers below 27 deg. Coz it will shut off engine longer time.

    no time for more.. will update soon.

    Last but not least, Mazda 3 can go dabao dy. Thanks

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  • A yr+ 408 owner on Feb 09, 2018 at 10:50 am

    408 lat….test model !
    Plz consider SERIBUdan1x!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Owned previous model of 408 turbo a yr+..
    Experienced/current issues:

    1.) Battery: just less than a wk b4 battery warranty exp, battery sudah kong. Call svc ctr, nvr carry stock n it takes at least 3dys to get warranty rplcmt. After calling here n there, luckily hq did a good svc, foreman came to my plc n did the rplcmt. Appreciate on that. Been advised by fren of mine (owned a 308 turbo) b4 buying 408 …. Pls b prepare every 10-12mths battery need rplcmt.

    2.) Roof lining: kau kau defect (dropping/coming out badly…. Warranty is a joke ! In a panjang punye waiting list, most likely a yr+ only it can b rplc…

    3.) 3rd brake light: making hell of vibrate noise, warranty=NO. Svc ctr say…..only not functioning baru boleh warranty claim. WTF !!!!!

    4.) Aircon: just a yr+…. sudah mati, acrdg to svc ctr compressor kong, warranty claim=yes ! But stock=KOSONG. Tentative date stock arrive=3-4mths/xboleh janji ! Drving in a bad traffic or now a dys drving wout aircon ! Also WTF !!!!!

    Kereta parts xda tahan 1 hal, warranty rplcmt mcm “Puki Mak” lagi 1 hal !!!! Mau beli Peugeot lagi, Hmmm !!!! Go n play layang-layang (GTH)!!!!

    Peugeot = Not anymore!!!!!
    Nasim = Hell of NO !!!!

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