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The Peugeot 2008 will be making its Malaysian debut at KLIMS 2013 tomorrow, but thanks to an eager sales advisor we have first indications of pricing for the new B-segment SUV. The classifieds ad on oto.my lists the Peugeot 2008 as going for RM118k.

We already know that the 2008 will come with Smart Park Assist, a panoramic roof with mood lighting, a colour touch-screen with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, a Smart One-Touch Foldable rear seat, a six-speaker Arkamys 3D sound system, six airbags and ESP stability control thanks to information released by Malaysian Peugeot distributor Nasim.

This ad reveals the engine under the hood – which turns out to be the 1.6 litre VTI engine producing 122 PS and 160 Nm of torque, essentially a similiar motor to that in the Peugeot 208. Another bit of new info is the size of the touch screen – seven inches wide.

Four colours are listed as being available – Digital White, Virtual Blue, Dakota Brown and Artense Grey. The 2008 will join a market that has been largely ignored by a lot of car manufacturers – the B-segment SUV. For the longest time the only SUV available in that segment was the Toyota Rush, and its short-lived cousin the Perodua Nautica. The 2008 is set to be joined by the Ford EcoSport in Malaysia.

Check out the ad on oto.my for the full details: 2013 Peugeot 2008 on oto.my.