The Peugeot 308 GTi facelift has finally landed in Malaysia. It’s currently being displayed at showrooms before being officially launched next month, and it will reportedly be priced around the RM200k mark, which makes it cheaper than its main rival, the RM227,060 Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Powering this hot hatch is a 1.6 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, churning 270 hp and 330 Nm of torque, with drive sent to the front wheels through a six-speed manual. Peugeot says the engine is the most powerful production unit of its size (F1 engines don’t count, by the way), and it’s capable of sprinting from zero to 100 km/h in six seconds flat.

A torque-sensing (Torsen) limited slip differential is standard for Malaysian models, as is the Peugeot Sport front bucket seats. Elsewhere, it gets upgraded suspension that’s 11 mm lower, 19-inch lightweight alloys wrapped in 235/35 profile Michelin Super Sport tyres and huge 380 mm front brake discs clamped by four-piston calipers.

No official kit list has been provided, but from what we see, local models will get full LED headlights, keyless entry, push-button start, a large panoramic glass roof, a massage function for the front seats, dual-zone auto climate control, a 9.7-inch capacitive infotainment touchscreen, six speakers and a reverse camera.