Published on November 25th, 2010 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Peugeot 5008 to be launched by Nasim at KLIMS 2010
Nasim Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of the Peugeot brand in Malaysia, will launch the award-winning and highly acclaimed Peugeot 5008 at the 2010 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS), marking the French carmaker’s entry into the domestic premium MPV market. The seven-seater 5008 is a new interpretation of the MPV and sets itself apart from its competitors in terms of power, luxury, comfort, practicality and safety. “The new 5008, like its sibling, the 3008, has won numerous awards abroad and features cutting edge technologies to enhance comfort, convenience and safety,” said SM Nasarudin SM Nasimuddin, CEO of Nasim.
With an indicative price of RM165,000, the front of the 5008 features attractive profiled headlamps, a steeply plunging bonnet, a chrome-detailed grille and 17-inch alloy rims to exude both a sporty and premium appeal. Peugeot likens the 5008’s sleek design to the TGV, and the model does seem intended to compete with the comfort of high-speed rail travel.
The car is roomy at a length of 4.53 meters and a height of 1.64 m. And the large windshield (1.7 m2) provide enough of a sense of space and openness. The 5008 also offers a total cargo volume of 2506 liters with the last two rows of seats down.
Even as a 5-seater, boot space is a respectable 823 liters allowing for seven passengers and their bags to travel in comfort for a cuti cuti Malaysia holiday.
The 5008 also comes with a whole host of tech goodies now trickling down into volume segments such as head-up display and a distance alert system. Under the hood will be Peugeot’s reliable and popular 1.6 liter turbocharged petrol engine mated to a 6-speed gearbox. For safety, the 5008 has a five-star NCAP safety rating, six airbags, Hill Start Assist, ESP, ABS, EBD, EBA, Anti-Skid Regulation, Dynamic Stability Control and anti-whiplash front seat headrests. Fuel consumption on a mixed cycle in the 5008 is 7.9-litres per 100 km.
Enjoyed by families and loved by drivers, the 5008 can viewed exclusively at KLIMS 2010 from Dec 3 to 12.