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We’re at 1 Utama, where Nasim is holding a preview of the facelifted Peugeot 5008 for the general public. The latest version of Peugeot’s seven-seater MPV, now available for booking, has been given a few tweaks to modernise its look inside and out.

The new 5008 is the latest Peugeot in Malaysia to get the company’s current face, sporting new directional bi-xenon headlights in a forked design with LED daytime running lights as well as a new front apron with a redesigned grille featuring the “Peugeot” script on the top edge. The wheels are of the same 17-inch design as before.

The interior gets a few more tweaks, taken from the recently-launched 3008 facelift. There’s a new infotainment and navigation system with a seven-inch retractable screen and revised audio controls, as well as a colour head-up display.

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Elsewhere, the specification remains the same, so you still get cruise control, front and rear parking sensors with Available Space Management (ASM), a panoramic roof, an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat, dual-zone climate control, second-row air-conditioning vents and a second-row multimedia system with displays at the back of the front headrests.

As with the 3008 facelift, the new 5008 gets an updated version of the Prince 1.6 direct-injected turbo four producing 163 hp at 6,000 rpm and 240 Nm from 1,400 to 4250 rpm. Mated to a six-speed automatic, it goes from 0-100 km/h in 10.8 seconds on its way to a limited top speed of 195 km/h. Combined fuel consumption is rated at 7.9 litres per 100 km.

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Safety equipment is the same as before, which means the new 5008 still gets six airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, ESP, Distance Alert and ISOFIX mounting points for the two outer second row seats.

As mentioned earlier, the order books are open for the 5008. The price has yet to be finalised, but it is estimated to be around RM163,000, about RM3,000 more than the old model. This is in contrast to the 3008 facelift, which had a full RM10,000 premium over the car it replaced.