2024 Peugeot 408 launching in Malaysia in May – 3 variants, price positioned between Civic and Accord

2024 Peugeot 408 launching in Malaysia in May – 3 variants, price positioned between Civic and Accord

Stellantis Malaysia has already indicated that the new Peugeot 408 will be making its local debut sometime as in Q2 this year, and it has now been revealed that the fastback crossover will arrive in May as a locally-assembled CKD model and in its 1.6 turbocharged petrol form.

According to Stellantis Malaysia MD Jamie Francis Morais, the 408 will be available in three variant guises, closely following that as seen in the Vietnamese market, where the car is sold in Allure, Premium and GT trim specifications.

Unlike Thailand, where it is available as a plug-in hybrid, the Malaysian 408 will come with a PureTech 1.6 litre turbo four-cylinder engine offering 215 hp (218 PS or 160 kW) and 300 Nm, with power delivered to the front wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.

While there has been no mention so far about how much the 408 – for which CKD plans for Malaysia began as far back as the second half of 2022 – will go for, an estimated pricing field has been ventured. We asked Morais if the C-segment crossover would be priced to go up against the Honda Civic or beyond that.

“Officially, this car doesn’t have a competitor, sitting in its own space, but roughly basing it on what customers would pay for and would be considering price-wise, most likely we are looking at customers who are looking at a Civic or an Accord, somewhere in between that,” he told paultan.org.

Given that the Civic ranges from RM132k to RM166.5k and the discontinued 10th-gen Accord went for RM187k-197k, we can expect the 408 to be somewhat priced at a premium, with the base version possibly sitting in the RM140k-150k zone.

However, it’s expected to be well-kitted and its highest indicative price point is still cheaper than the PHEV version sold in Thailand, which retails for 2,790,000 baht (RM362,000), which is likely why we’re getting the petrol turbo.

Not long to go before the 408, which rides on Stellantis’ EMP2 platform that also underpins the 308, 508 and Citroen C5 X, makes its way in to our market, and ahead of that, here’s a live photo gallery of the Stellantis Malaysia demonstrator to tide you over until it makes its way into showrooms.

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Comments

  • Peppa on Apr 02, 2024 at 9:02 pm

    If it is priced below the Camry then it is a bargain actually. Not to mention how Malaysian-market Dsegment sedans are usually poorly specced.

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  • Pyraxle on Apr 02, 2024 at 9:12 pm

    Stupid PN gomen forced p1 to pick geely over Peugeot

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    • Pro-Palestine on Apr 06, 2024 at 9:17 am

      iF PICK pEUGEOT, p1 MATI LIKE pEUGEOT ALREADY. gEELY WAS THE BEST CHOICE

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  • Sohai on Apr 02, 2024 at 9:42 pm

    This car has no competitor and sitting in its own space?
    I disagree.
    In this space there are the likes of Citroen, Alpha, Fiat…
    We call it the cold brand, also known as Zero RV segment.

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  • Dah Menang Semua on Apr 02, 2024 at 9:43 pm

    Best-nya lineage of this
    Engine can trace back
    To 2006 (15yrs ago)

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  • ROTI CANAI on Apr 02, 2024 at 9:46 pm

    would be great if it was an EV to match the looks

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    • Kea Was on Apr 03, 2024 at 2:08 pm

      Please don’t change history ya it was Boss who did it however unlikely Proton will be as successful if it was taken over by the Westerners.

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  • Even if it was nicely priced at sub 150k, I wouldn’t bother… Too much bad rep going for it. I got friends who drove Peugeots and they still get the silly stares. Lol. Who wants that eh.

    Much rather go buy something else..

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    • WeeWee on Apr 03, 2024 at 2:51 pm

      You are right.
      With the new China brand, you give them the benefit of doubt, well because they are new.

      With Peugeot, you dont have to doubt. Plenty of reference and bad track record for you to refer.

      If there is no other car to buy, and that this is the only car available, please take a bus.

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      • Arif Cheah on Apr 04, 2024 at 2:21 pm

        My Peugeot 407 is 13 years old. It’s been as reliable as my Hilux. Very happy with the quality build. Looking forward to the 408.

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      • Pro-Palestine on Apr 06, 2024 at 9:20 am

        @WeeWee is right. Same goes to American government and Israel government. They want us to believe communism, Russia and Muslims are the evil force but past tract record shows otherwise. Plenty of refference to show who is the real devil. Sokong Russia and China. The only hope to take down the Zionist West today

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  • Ben Yap on Apr 03, 2024 at 8:08 am

    the amount of power from the 1.6 turbo engine is huge in comparison to the Civic and Altis.

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  • stranger on Apr 03, 2024 at 8:26 am

    this car puts civic to shame.hope japanese brands pick up the pace and becomes more technologically advance

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  • At least Peugeot be realistic by positioning it between civic and accord. Not like some tak malu terus declare the segment above walaupun tak layak.

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  • Bob Mal on Apr 03, 2024 at 9:16 am

    Nice finally a new 1.6L Engine with 215 hp (218 PS or 160 kw) and 300Nm which is not based on the Prince Engine of output 167 PS and 240 Nm which was launched since 2006 and the one & ONLY used in almost every single Peugeot flagship models sold here.

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  • Jonn Dol on Apr 03, 2024 at 9:19 am

    The abstract looking rims are a big turn off & might be a mistake. Hard to imagine how it was approved for mass production..

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  • Zap84b1 on Apr 03, 2024 at 11:00 am

    reliable? free service?

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  • @NotBruceWayne on Apr 04, 2024 at 9:48 am

    208?

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  • Kassim Baba on Apr 04, 2024 at 2:33 pm

    Kete topu lebih mahal.

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  • EP6 engine? If so, die already.

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