Nasim Launches Peugeot 308 CC in Malaysia

Peugeot’s 308 CC coupe-cabriolet will hit the roads of Malaysia in just a few days time, starting January 6th. The announcement was made today by Nasim, the official distributor of Peugeot cars in Malaysia. This is just one of three cars to be introduced by the company in 2011.

The 308 CC takes the place of the aging 207 CC in Malaysia, which has been discontinued from in Peugeot’s local model range. The car sports a pricetag of MYR200,000 ($64,650) and comes in a two-plus-two seat configuration with a retractable metal roof. According to the manufacturer, the roof folds away into the boot of the car within 20 seconds and the operation can be viewed on the color display, turning the car into a dynamic coupe or an elegant cabriolet according to the mood of its occupants.

The car comes fitted with 18-inch alloys, xenon headlamps, LED tail lights, dual-zone climate control, electrically-adjustable leather front seats, a 7-inch LCD screen, JBL Hi-Fi system, and six airbags inclusive of the world’s first side head airbags.

The cabriolet comes with the same engine as the 308 Turbo, 3008 and 5008, a 1.6-liter four-cylinder with twin-scroll turbocharging and direct injection, that develops 156 hp and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque. Power goes to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic adaptive transmission with Tiptronic and Sport mode.

Nasim has just introduced the 2011 Peugeot 5008 in Malaysia. The seven seater fulfills the role of family MPV, offering dual-zone climate control with rear air vents, three individual, adjustable second-row seats and luggage space that expands to a maximum of 2506 liters from 823 lites.
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