New Peugeot 408 Officially Launched in Malaysia from RM146,055

Stellantis Malaysia has officially introduced the new locally assembled Peugeot 408 which Peugeot states is neither a sedan nor an SUV – it sits in a segment of its own as it defies categorisation.

The 408 is available in three variants which are the Allure, Premium and GT. It has a PureTech 1.6 litre turbo four-cylinder engine that produces 218hp and 300Nm of torque, with power supplied to the front wheels via an eight-speed automated gearbox.

The 408 is based on Stellantis’ EMP2 platform and is 4,687mm long, 1,850 mm wide, and 1,487mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,787mm, which is roughly the size of a Honda Civic.

The all-new Peugeot 408 comes in four evocative colour options – Perla Nera Black, Okenite White, Artense Grey, and Obsession Blue is available with a choice of three trim levels, the Allure, Premium and GT.  Its sharp facets and design elements define the car’s silhouette, which is especially noticeable at the rear, the end of the roof, and the base of the wings.

The Allure comes with standard 18-inch Granite Grey wheels, while the Premium gets a set of 18-inch Granite Black wheels. Customers can elevate the look with the geometric 20-inch Monolithe Black wheels exclusive to the GT variant, and is equipped with a range of exclusive features such as Matrix LED headlights with Automatic Beam, 3D ‘Claw Effect’ LED Rear Lights, 3D Quartz Digital Metre Cluster, Configurable touch i-Toggles, Focal Premium Hi-Fi System, 360° Camera, AGR Certified Seats with Memory for the Driver and Multispot Massage Function for Passenger and Driver.

Moving inside, drivers are greeted by the latest, state-of-the-art Peugeot i-Cockpit. The design of the new Peugeot 408’s dashboard is based on a “High Vents” architecture, which positions all primary ventilation outlets at an optimal level to improve the thermal comfort of all occupants in the cabin. Right above the compact steering wheel, drivers will be greeted by a 10-inch digital instrument cluster with available 3D technology and display personalisation options for the GT variant.

The centre console itself takes on a minimalist approach, exuding a dynamic yet clean look. Primary gear controls are set through a one-touch toggle switch for Reverse (R), Neutral (N), and Drive (D), with Parking (P) positioned separately as a button. The Driving Mode selector enables drivers to experience the thrill of the all-new Peugeot 408 by selecting either Eco, Normal or Sport to experience its dynamic driving qualities and road-holding prowess.

It offers a wide range of equipment designed to offer the pleasure of travelling and mobility. The driver’s seat is awarded by the AGR association for ergonomics and back health experts, which provides a range of adjustments and comfort for everyday use.

The driver’s seat boasts 10-way power adjustment with two memory settings, while the passenger enjoys 6-way power adjustability. Both seats offer an 8-pocket air massage system with 5 selectable programs and built-in heating for ultimate comfort on long journeys. For an extra touch of luxury, the GT variant comes standard with Dynamic Black Nappa Leather for both front and rear occupants.

For added convenience, the centre console elegantly includes a wireless phone charging area, an armrest, two USB-C sockets (supporting both charging and data transfer), two large cup holders, and a generous 33 litres of storage for miscellaneous items.

The all-new Peugeot 408 offers as standard a two-part bench seat (60/40). On the GT, the two sections can be folded down immediately through two controls easily accessible from the sides of the boot. With the rear seats folded flat, the load capacity increases from 536 to 1,583 litres in the GT, and 1,611 litres for both the Allure and Premium, including an additional 36 litres of storage space under the boot.

Rear boot access is easy with multiple ways to open the motorised tailgate – via remote key fob, by pressing the button on the tailgate itself, or through a button on the dashboard. For ultimate convenience, the GT comes with hands-free access is achievable with a simple foot sweep under the bumper. The tailgate opening height can be customised using the button located on the inside of the boot lid.

Developed in partnership with Focal, a renowned French audio expert, the GT variant of the all-new Peugeot 408 boasts an exceptional Focal Premium Hi-Fi System. It gets 10 speakers featuring Focal’s exclusive patented technologies, with ARKAMYS digital sound processing, 4 aluminium dome tweeters, and 1 Polyglass centre channel with a new 12-channel 690W amplifier to deliver an immersive listening experience.

Complementing this multi-sensory experience is an ambient LED lighting function with 8 colours to choose from. Situated behind the central screen, it casts a soft glow and contributes to the sophisticated atmosphere of the cabin.

Adding on from the standard 6 airbags, electronic stability program (ESP) and Active Hood for pedestrian protection across the line, both the Premium and GT variants come with a comprehensive range of latest generation driving assistance systems such as Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go and adjustable inter-vehicle distance feature, Automatic emergency braking with collision warning which detects pedestrians and cyclists, day and night, from 7km/h to 140km/h depending on version, Active lane departure warning with lane correction, Driver Attention Alert where Driving impairment alert over long periods of driving and at speeds of over 65 km/h, by analysing the micro-movements of the steering wheel, Long-range blind spot monitoring (75 metres), Rear Traffic Alert: When reversing, it alerts the driver of close-proximity hazards, 180° high-definition reversing camera with integrated cleaning nozzle and 360° parking assistance with 4 high-definition cameras (front, rear and side).

The new Peugeot 408 retails at RM146,055 for the Allure, RM166,055 for the Premium and RM196,055 for the flagship GT. Prices inclusive of a 7-year Warranty or 200,000km, whichever comes first. 

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