2017 Peugeot 2008 facelift launched in Malaysia, 1.2L turbo, RM110k


When Nasim launched the 2008 back in 2014, it was literally in a class of its own. At a time before the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3 were even here, Peugeot had a tough time selling the idea of a crossover to Malaysians. Maybe this time the Pug has a better fighting chance.

Like before, the 2008 is available in just one variant. It gets minor updates inside and out like the 208 facelift and shares the same turbocharged 1.2-litre engine. Priced at RM110k, could this French kid give the Japanese a run for its money? Let’s find out.2016 Peugeot 2008 Preview in Malaysia

QUICK FACTS

NamePeugeot 2008 PureTech
Engine1,199cc; turbocharged 3-cylinder
Transmission6-speed automatic
Max Power110 hp @ 5,500 rpm
Max Torque205 Nm @ 1,500 rpm
PriceRM109,888

New to the 2008 are the larger front grille with a centre mounted Lion’s badge, redesigned front bumper as well as a new set of 17-inch alloys wrapped in 205/50 profile Goodyear EfficientGrip tyres. The rest remain unchanged.

The kit reads halogen projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, halogen fog lamps, power folding side mirrors with integrated turn signals, roof rails and LED tail lamps.2017 Peugeot 2008 1.2 PureTech Launched

The interior dittos the preceding 2008, beginning with the Peugeot i-Cockpit, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, six-speaker Arkamys 3D audio sound system, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather wrapped multifunctional steering wheel, fabric upholstery and a panoramic roof.2016 Peugeot 2008 Preview in Malaysia

Under the hood, it gets a new 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder PureTech that produces a healthy 110 hp and 205 Nm of torque. Drive is sent to the front wheels via an Aisin sourced six-speed slush box. If you’re concerned that this puny 1.2-litre might not be sufficient to carry its own weight, mind you that the larger displacement CX-3 only pushes out 204 Nm.

Armed with an auto start/stop function, the 2008 has a fuel economy rating of 4.8 litres per 100 km and is said to be able to cover over 1,000 km in a single tank of fuel.2016 Peugeot 2008 Preview in Malaysia

As far as safety goes, the 2008 is among the best in class with six airbags, ABS with EBD, BA, ESC, Anti-Skid Regulation (ASR), hill-start assist and ISOFIX mounting points. It even boasts a full 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating.

WHAT ELSE?

Keen owners of the 2008 can have their car finished in four colours – Digital White, Ultimate Red, Emerald and Artense Grey. Like the 208, it comes with a 5-Year or 120,000 km (whichever comes first) warranty together with 3-Year complimentary 24-hour Peugeot Roadside Assistance, access to Peugeot Lounge at Subang Airport and Peugeot Privilege membership. First 100 buyers of the 2008 will also receive a 3-Year service package.


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Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. When he picks a car, his mind goes safety over style, corners over straights and stability over speed.
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