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The Peugeot 208 facelift, unveiled late last month, made its public debut at the on-going 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Both a standard five-door hatch (in red) and a dressed-up GT Line variant (white) are displayed, showing the B-segmenter’s mildly tweaked looks.

A facelift in the most traditional sense, the updated 208 gets a re-profiled front bumper, a larger “Equalizer” grille and a more striking set of black and chrome headlights. New, dark-tinted full LED lights feature round the otherwise unchanged rear end.

The 208 GTi was given a mid-life refresh too, with a small power bump from 200 hp to 208 hp. A new range-topping model is introduced too, called the 208 GTi by Peugeot Sport. It’s essentially a re-dressed version of the limited-production 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Edition, down to the black and red colour scheme.

Nasim, the official distributor of Peugeot vehicles in Malaysia has informed us that the 208 facelift range will be introduced in Malaysia next year. Other than the minor aesthetic updates, the existing four-speed auto’box will be replaced with a newer Aisin-sourced six-speed automatic transmission. The new Peugeot 308, 408 and facelifted 508, meanwhile, will be launched here in 2015.

Peugeot 208 GTi facelift