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The Peugeot 2008 has surfaced at the ongoing KLIMS13, nine months after its Geneva world debut. The order books for the B-segment crossover are now officially open, and we’re told the official launch is likely to happen in January.

But what you see here is what you’ll get, and the price is expected to be RM118k – just like the ad said. At the heart of things are a 122 PS/160 Nm 1.6 litre VTi four-cylinder engine and a four-speed auto – the same combination you’ll find in our 208.

On the equipment list are Smart Park Assist, a panoramic roof with mood lighting, a seven-inch colour touch-screen with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, a Smart One-Touch Foldable rear seat, auto dual-zone air-con and a six-speaker Arkamys 3D sound system, while safety kit includes six airbags and ESP.

At 4,160 mm long, 1,740 mm wide and 1,550 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,540 mm, the 1,045-kg crossover is 96 mm taller and 200 mm longer than the 208 supermini on which it’s based, with a 25-mm higher ground clearance. The interior is largely similar to the 208’s, but the 2008 gets an interesting-looking aircraft-style handbrake.

The Peugeot 2008 is set to be joined by the Ford EcoSport, which will be unveiled soon, also at KLIMS – watch this space!