We are no strangers to the facelifted Peugeot 208 PureTech, after a public preview in Penang and a media preview in December last year. Now, Peugeot Malaysia has finally launched the brand’s B-Segment hatchback contender.
Unlike the pre-facelift model, the new 208 PureTech only comes in one variant – a five-door hatch. It gets a number of cosmetic enhancements inside and out, a new powertrain with a new price tag of RM89k.
|Name||Peugeot 208 PureTech|
|Engine||1,199cc; turbocharged 3-cylinder|
|Max Power||110 hp @ 5,500 rpm|
|Max Torque||205 Nm @ 1,500 rpm|
|Price (OTR without insurance)||RM87,245.17|
Visually, much of the 208’s original looks have been retained with subtle tweaks to spice things up. At the front, it gets a revised bumper and grille with repositioned fog lamps. Headlamps are still halogen projector units with LED daytime running lights. Noticeably, the 208 gets a generous amount of chrome treatment around the front grille, fog lamp housing and side mirror caps.
At the back, the car now features LED tail lamps with the brand’s signature lion claw graphics and a discreet PureTech badge. The 208 rides on new 16-inch alloys wrapped in 195/55 profile Michelin Energy Saver tyres.
Inside, the changes are much subtler. Like on the pre-facelift model, it features the i-Cockpit concept. As such, you get a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system connected to a six-speaker Arkamys 3D audio sound system, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather wrapped multifunctional steering wheel and fabric upholstery.
The only differences are the carbon-fibre like weave on the dashboard, new seat design and a new leather material on the steering wheel. Other standard features include automatic headlamps and wipers.
Peugeot has finally retired the dated 1.6-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder VTi and four-speed slush box in favour of a 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder PureTech engine mated to an Aisin sourced six-speed automatic transmission with quickshift technology. Power outputs for this PureTech mill is rated at 110 hp and 205 Nm with max torque kicking in from a low 1,500 rpm.
Peugeot claims that with PureTech auto start/stop technology, this 1.2-litre forced induction unit is able return 4.5 litres per 100 km. Theoretically, it’s able to cover 1,190 km of distance before needing a fuel stop.
The 208 PureTech comes with six airbags, ABS with EBD, BA, ESC, Anti-Skid Regulation (ASR), hill-start assist and ISOFIX mounting points as standard. This gives the Peugeot 208 a full 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating.
The 208 can be had in six exterior shades – Digital White, Virtual Blue, Nera Black, Atomic Orange, Rouge Red and Aluminium. It also comes with a 5-Year or 120,000 km (whichever comes first) warranty programme, together with a 3-Year complimentary 24-hour Peugeot Roadside Assistance, access to Peugeot Lounge at Subang Airport and Peugeot Privilege membership. First 100 adopters of the 208 will also receive a 3-Year service package.