The 2008 SUV Puretech is now locally assembled up north in Kedah, and it goes for RM 106,694, on the road, without insurance. Much like the 208 Puretech, the 2008 Puretech is made available in a singular specification. With the Puretech models also come a lot of changes- the 2008 Puretech has a redesigned front grille, new LED headlights and the ‘3 Claw’ LED tail lights. Being locally-assembled, the on-the-road price has also reduced by a fair amount - the outgoing 1.6 was priced at RM117k.
The 2008 SUV is a direct competitor to the similar priced Renault Captur 1.2 TCe. Other competitor in the segment include Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V and Mitsubishi ASX.
On the inside, things are fairly similar; main features such as the heads-up instrument panel (not to be confused with a heads up display), the 7-inch touch screen (now with updated software), and the compact steering wheel make a return. There’s also a panoramic sunroof to add a sense of roominess.
The new Puretech engine is part of the global trend of downsizing and turbocharging for better fuel efficiency without compromise. The turbo 1.2-litre 3-cylinder engine makes a solid 112 PS and 205 Nm of torque from just 1,500 rpm. This is down by 10 PS at the top end but up by 45 Nm across the range when compared to the previous 1.6-litre powertrain.
The Puretech engine is paired with a new 6-speed automatic transmission from AISIN as well, with tiptronic overrides. The claimed fuel efficiency for this engine is 5.2 litres per 100 kilometres, which is significantly better than 6.7 litres per 100 kilometres for the outgoing 1.6-litre engine.
Standard features include 17-inch wheels paired to 205/50 tyres, fixed panoramic roof with electric sunblind, roof rails, rain sensing wipers with reverse-link, sports-type front seats with leather and fabric combination, 7-inch touch screen infotainment with Arkamys 3D Surround sound and 6 speakers, and cruise control.
There are 6 airbags, ESP, ABS, EBA, and EBD. Peugeot also likes to talk about its very high strength steel body structure, which helps with crash safety as well.
All Peugeot models come with five-year or 120,000 km mileage manufacturer’s warranty, together with Nasim’s existing 24-hours Peugeot Assistance service and complimentary access to the Sky Lounge at Sky Park Subang Terminal, all to provide the best ownership experience for its customers.
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- Body Type: SUV
- Transmission: Automatic
- Engine Capacity: 1199 cc
- Fuel Type: petrol
- Seat Capacity: 5
- Price: RM 105,888