peugeot 2008 crossover

The Peugeot 2008 has officially gone on sale in Malaysia. Regular paultan.org followers would have known everything there is to know about the new compact crossover, as we’ve had spyshots of it as early as October last year, an early price reveal on oto.my, comprehensive coverage of the preview at KLIMS13 and most recently, the car’s full price and specification complete with its brochure last month.

Today’s launch confirms the 2008 1.6 VTi’s RM119,888 price (on-the-road with insurance; RM121,888 and RM121,588 in Sabah and Sarawak respectively). Nasim, the official Peugeot distributor in Malaysia, claims to have received over 100 bookings of the urban SUV since its order books opened.

To refresh your memory, the Peugeot 2008 is available here in a sole 1.6 VTi guise, with a normally-aspirated 1.6 litre petrol engine offering 122 PS at 6,000 rpm and 160 Nm at 4,250 rpm. It’s paired to a four-speed automatic transmission, enough for a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 11.2 seconds and a 190 km/h top speed.

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Key features include 16-inch wheels, Smart Park Assist, a panoramic roof with mood lighting, a seven-inch colour touchscreen with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, auto dual-zone air-conditioning, a Smart One-Touch Foldable rear seat (expands the 360 litre-boot into a 1,194 litre-cargo room) and a six-speaker Arkamys 3D sound system.

Auto headlights and wipers, a head-up instrument panel with LCD colour display, cornering assist fog lamps, an aviation-style handbrake lever and semi-bucket Oxford leather/fabric combination seats are all thrown in too, while safety equipment includes six airbags, ESP with ASR, DSC and Isofix anchorage points.

Buyers have four colours to choose from – Digital White, Artense Grey, Dakota Brown and Virtual Blue. To those interested, the 2008 will be on display at the Peugeot Roadshow at One Utama New Wing on Ground Floor, High Street from January 8 to 12. Also, we’ve already driven the Peugeot 2008, so stay tuned for our review here soon.