Video: Peugeot 3008 & 5008 facelift first drive, ugly duckling now a swan! – AutoVlog

Nearly after a year since taking over Peugeot’s sole distributorship here in Malaysia, Bermaz Auto Alliance has finally unveiled their first model(s) – and what a way to make an entrance with the new Peugeot 3008 and 5008 facelift.

The French duo was given a significant redesign as part of its facelift exercise, featuring a completely new front fascia headlined by the “borderless grille” design, with the “grille” spanning across the entire width of the car – and we can’t stop staring at it!

Another key focus on this facelift is the exterior lighting fixtures – the headlights now get the brand’s signature “lion fangs” daytime-running lights (which also doubles as the turn indicators), while the tail lamps were reworked with a new three-dimensional claw light signature and sequential turn indicators.

Aside from the exterior, the new Peugeot 3008 and 5008’s cabin has also been spruced up slightly, featuring a larger 10-inch touchscreen infotainment display with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, alongside a new Qi wireless charging pad – both valuable additions in our increasingly mobile phone-reliant world.

The powertrain underneath the bonnet of both cars are unchanged from the pre-facelift model – both powered by the 1.6-litre twin-scroll turbocharged four-cylinder engines with 165 hp and 240 Nm on tap. Drive is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic gearbox.

So it looks good, but one question remains – how does it drive? Join us in the video above on our drive up to Genting to find out!

For the full breakdown of the new Peugeot 3008 and 5008’s specifications, check out our launch coverage here (3008, 5008)!


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