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Not long to go before the Peugeot 3008 facelift is officially launched in Malaysia – the vehicle was teased on Facebook last week, and now, a display unit parked in Nasim’s Glenmarie flagship showroom has offered the first visual take of the local specification version of the refreshed 308-based crossover.

The facelift, which made its global debut last year in Frankfurt, sports a number of exterior changes – there’s a new face (different grille, new fog lamp housings and front apron), which brings it in line with the current Pug range.

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It also gets new bi-xenon headlamps (with DRLs) as well as restyled LED rear lamps, the latter bearing a three-line claw light design. Also new to the vehicle are 17-inch Aregia alloys and twin front parking sensors, mounted on the front apron.

As for the interior, new kit comes in the form of a colour heads-up display, eight-way adjustable powered driver’s seat, reverse camera and a high-resolution seven-inch retractable colour screen with integrated navigation. The new dashboard top-located screen replaces the World in Peugeot Sound’s centre-console multifunction display in the old 3008.

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The facelift also gets new upholstery, new trim on the centre console and a flat-bottomed steering wheel with chromed inserts. No changes mechanically save a different state of tune for the 1.6 litre THP engine, which now has 165 PS and 240 Nm compared to the original’s 155 hp and 240 Nm. Lastly, two new exterior colours abound, these being Babylon Red and Bourassque Blue.

An earlier ad on bandied the estimated price for the 3008 FL as RM155,000, up by a bit from the the original’s launch price of RM143,888 when the 3008 made its local debut in June 2010.

We’ll find out soon enough!