Nasim has launched the locally assembled Peugeot 3008 and 5008 SUV Plus in Malaysia. The two SUV’s are available in two variants each – Active and Allure. The assembly takes place at Naza’s Automotive Manufacturing facility in Gurun, Kedah which is a joint venture agreement between Groupe PSA and Naza, making it the manufacturing hub in Asean for the French brand.
For those unfamiliar with the latest 3008 and 5008, both are second generation vehicles based on PSA’s EMP2 (Efficient Modular Platform). Compared to their first-generation predecessors, Peugeot has decided to move away with the MPV nature, with more focus on SUVs. Seating options are five and seven respectively, with the 5008 being 165 mm more in wheelbase than its 3008 cousin.
Styling here is very futuristic and in line with Peugeot’s design. The front showcases the sequential scrolling headlamps while the rear pulls you in with the 3D claw effect. Inside is where the new cars shine. Both feature Peugeot’s award-winning i-Cockpit design that seems to be taken off a concept car. Button placements are easily accessible and digital systems are full on for the central 8-inch infotainment and 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.
Both vehicles get the same 1.6-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged THP unit with an output of 165 hp and 240 Nm of torque from 1,400 rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed auto with Quickshift technology and Paddle shifters with power going to the front wheels. Acceleration figures are identical on both at 8.9-seconds.
As standard on all variants, the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment comes with Mirrorlink and Apple CarPlay support, Bluetooth, USB, Reverse sensors and camera, Cruise control with speed limiter, and Automatic dual zone air-conditioning.
Driver assistance on both the 3008 and 5008 is the Advanced Grip Control with 5 modes of Normal, ESP off, Snow, Mud and Sand. As for safety, Hill Assist Descent Control, Hill Start Assist, ESP, ABS, EBD, DSC, and 2 Isofix points on the rear seats.
For Allure variants, headlamps are full LED units with sequential scrolling indicators, additional Front parking sensors, Hands-free motorized tailgate, Panoramic sunroof, GPS Navigation, Active lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring System and Driver Attention Alert.
The Peugeot 3008 SUV Plus Active and Allure is priced at RM 150,888 and RM 163,888 respectively while the 5008 SUV Plus Active and Allure retails for RM 166,888 and RM 179,888 respectively. Ownership include 5-years or 120,000 km warranty, 3-year free service, 24-hour Peugeot Assistance and complimentary access to Subang Skypark’s SkyLounge.
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