"In 2024, we will have three major launches of CKD vehicles from the Gurun plant with potentially some sprinkled CBU vehicles. We will launch our all-new Peugeot 408 which is already available in Europe and recently introduced in Vietnam. The 408 is a significantly nicer car. There will also be the E-2008, coming in the middle of next year," he explained.
Still, it's not clear whether or not these two named models will be CKD or CBU at the outset.
The Peugeot 408 was spotted here a couple of times recently, presumably for local on-road tests. In our region, the model has gone on sale in aforementioned Vietnam and has been previewed in Thailand and Singapore – in 225 PS-360 Nm plug-in hybrid (PHEV) guise.
Meanwhile, the e-2008 is the battery-electric (BEV) version of the Peugeot 2008 SUV. It was previewed here in Malaysia a few times, and as far as the units displayed go, it is driven by a 50 kWH battery and a front-mounted electric motor that does 136 PS and 260 Nm.
Based on the WLTP cycle, the e-2008 carries a range of up to 345 km.
Peugeot's current line-up in Malaysia includes the 2008, 3008, and 5008 (all CKD), and the Landtrek (CBU).
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