UPDATE: The Peugeot 208 has been launched in Malaysia. Click to read more about prices and specs.

When it comes it pours! Another local news has popped up to distract you from all the glitz and glamour of Seoul and New York, this time from Nasim who has just confirmed that the Peugeot 208 will make its way to Malaysia in time for a mid-April launch.

There’s nothing much to add to what we already know, as regular visitors of this site have seen plenty of the car already from various spyshots and leaked internal previews. Both three-door and five-door body styles will be available in 1.6 litre 120 VTi guise, with 122 PS and 160 Nm of torque to play with. Claimed fuel economy is 15 km per litre on the combined cycle.

To those interested here’s confirmation on the inclusion of front and rear LED lights, 7-inch touchscreen system, colour instrument panel display, dual zone air con, Bluetooth, USB and iPod connectivity and Arkamys 3D audio set up. On the safety front, six airbags, ABS, EBA, EBD, ESP, DSC and ASR are all standard.

The order books for the Peugeot 208 have been opened since two weeks ago. Also, the new model will be making its way around Kuala Lumpur leading up to its launch. Check Peugeot Malaysia’s Facebook page and the 208’s microsite for details.