New 208 and 2008 SUV Puretech launched

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPetaling Jaya, 11 January 2017 – The award-winning Puretech powered Peugeot 208 and 2008 SUV were launched today by Nasim Sdn Bhd, the official distributor for Automobiles Peugeot in Malaysia.

Puretech is a new 3-cylinder, 1.2-litre petrol turbocharged engine is capable of delivering power and performance of a 1.6-litre engine with better fuel economy. This engine was voted the ‘International Engine of the Year’ in 2015 and 2016 by a popular European magazine.

“Malaysian consumers are always looking for fuel efficient vehicles and we feel these two models will be well received,” said Mohamed Yasser Awan, head of company, Nasim Sdn Bhd.

“The new Peugeot 208 Puretech and 2008 SUV Puretech are the first wave of new models we will be launching this year in a bid to prevail in the increasing competitive automotive market,” said Dato’ Samson Anand George, group COO, Automotive Group, Naza Corporation Holdings.

This engine can produce 112 PS and 205 Nm of torque and on a combined cycle is rated at 4.2-litres per 100 km. Its stop/start technology ensures optimal control over fuel consumption and CO2 emissions as it deactivates the engine when the speed is below 20kph and restarts when the accelerator is pressed.

The target sales for Nasim this year is 2,500 units and these two models are expected to form 44% of the total sales.

The 208 colour choices are Digital White, Virtual Blue, Nera Black, Atomic Orange, Rouge Red and Aluminium. The four available colours for the 2008 SUV are Digital White, Ultimate Red, Emerald and Artense Grey.

RM89,888 is the on-the-road price for the 208 while the 2008 SUV’s sticker price is RM109,888 on-the-road.

There is also a 5-warranty and 3-years free service offer or 60,000 km whichever comes first offer limited only for the first 100 customers.