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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Nasim Sdn. Bhd. launched the Peugeot 5008 at KLIMS 2010

The KLIMS 2010 saw the official distributor of Peugeot, Nasim Sdn Bhd launched the all new Peugeot 5008 compact MPV which set a new interpretation of power, luxury, comfort, practicality and safety. The seven seater MPV has won numerous awards abroad with its attractive profiled headlamps, a steeply plunging bonnet, a chrome detailed grille and 17 inch alloy rims to exude both a sporty and premium appeal.

The vehicles profile portrays elegant styling lines which begin at rear door before accentuating on the wing and passing onto the rear to add a touch of dynamics to the 5008 side profiles.

To ensure that nothing detracts the driver when driving the car, the 5008 is loaded with innovative technologies such as distance alert where the system helps the driver maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front which uses radar technology that measures the distance from the vehicles in front and this information is then sent to the ECU before it is relayed to the HUD (Heads Up Display). The driver can set their preference distance and the system will warn the driver with a visual alert on the HUD. Besides that, the 5008 has been equipped with Parking Assistant technology where the front and rear parking aid is available with the Available Space Measurement that certainly helps during parking on tight spaces.

The system gives parking advice through different messages on the HUD. An audible alert will be sounded if an obstacle is approaching. Next features is the Electric Parking Brake ad Hill Start Assist where when you step on the accelerator pedal, the electric parking brake automatically releases and will be automatically activated when you switch off the ignition. Meanwhile the Hill Start Assist function helps the driver on gradient where when the brake pedal is release, the ESP will automatically maintains a stationary position for up to two seconds enabling the driver to move their feet from the brake pedal to the accelerator without the car moving forwards or backward on slope.

To further pampers the driver and passengers of 5008 MPV, the seating position of the 7 seats can be rearrange based on the their preferences where all seats in 2nd and 3rd row fold individually and flat an in addition the front passenger seat folds flat thus boasting a massive 2,506 litres of luggage space. Besides that, to further elevate the sense of spaciousness, the 5008 has a panoramic roof with a large 1.69m2 glass roof in addition of an electric sunblind that covers up the roof at the touch of a button.

The most enjoyable part for the passengers of Peugeot 5008 would be the front passengers and most of all the 2nd and 3rd row passengers where on Peugeot 5008, it has been equipped with an impressive multimedia entertainment system that provides two seven inches colour LCD integrated into the drivers and front passenger seat headrest. The system enables the passengers to connect external DVD players and games console and they can listen to their DVD via Bluetooth headrest. The ICE systems consist of 6 speakers that features MP3/CD capabilities and also USB connection which Peugeot calls the “World in Peugeot” system.

With a massive load of creature comfort and state of the art entertainment system, the Peugeot 5008 also comes with loads of safety features. The MPV has been rated 5 stars by the Euro NCAP which is turn features 6 air bags all design to deploy at the right angle for maximum protection. The front seat passenger has been added with Occupant Weight Sensors where the sensor will automatically adjust the pressure and volume of airbag deployment depending on the force of collision. The front seat also hides two side airbags, and passengers in outer seats are protected by curtain airbags which extend to the 3rd row. Besides the airbags, the 5008 has been equipped with a traction control system, the usual configuration of ABS with EBFD and EBA that includes ESP.

To ease the burden of the driver, Peugeot has include a cruise control with speed limiter where the systems maintains a constant set speed and the speed limit can be set at a speed which the driver desires. Safety of child is also one of the strong points for the Peugeot 5008, where the MPV has been equipped with ISOFIX points available on all seats in the 2nd row. Besides that, an Auto hazard warning lights has been added that will activates upon sudden and heavy braking, warning other road users that you have stopped thus giving the driver a full concentration of the road ahead. To complete the safety features, the car is also equipped with Immobiliser.

With the all the bells and whistle of equipment, the 5008 is powered by a 1.6 Litre THP (Turbo High Pressure) Prince engine that provides 240Nm of torque available from a low 1,400rpm with the maximum power of 156hp at 6,000rpm coming from its twin scroll turbocharger combine with high pressure direct petrol injection system it gives a remarkable compromise between performance and fuel efficiency. The engine is mated with a six speed auto adaptive gearbox with Tiptronic and Sport modes that is adaptive to any driving style.

With an impressive amount of kit plus a powerful Prince engine, Nasim Sdn. Bhd. stating an asking price of RM 159,888 OTR thus I think this would be a very sensible price which gives it closest competitor a run for their money. Stay tune for the verdict of the car when Nasim Sdn. Bhd. provides me with a test drive car soon and I will share you my driving experience. Gallery of Peugeot 5008 after the jump

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