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It looks like two Peugeot facelifts are due to be introduced here in the near future – according to a teaser post made by a local Peugeot dealer on Facebook, the revamped Peugeot 208 hatch and 2008 SUV will be going on preview next month ahead of their official introduction into the market.

In the case of the 208 facelift, it’s well about time. The refreshed B-segment hatch, which made its global debut in Geneva last year and went on sale in Europe in June 2015, was said to be arriving here this year.

Exterior changes include a redesigned bumper, an upsized grille and a more striking black/chrome bezel headlight design in front, while the rear gets new tail lamps with the brand’s signature three-claw design LED array.

Aside from these and a few new exterior shades, the existing four-speed auto transmission in the pre-facelift has been replaced with a newer Aisin-sourced Efficient Automatic Transmission (EAT6) six-speeder.

As for the 2008, the compact SUV was given a rework earlier this year. Like the 208, exterior revisions are minor, with a new vertical front grille, slightly revised headlamps, black wheel arch extensions and new scuff plates making for the significant bits. The interior, meanwhile, features subtle enhancements and the inclusion of Mirror Link and Apple CarPlay to the infotainment system.

New to the 2008 is the automaker’s PureTech engine range, and the local car will feature the PSA three-cylinder EB 1.2 litre mill. No word on which one yet though – there’s a normally-aspirated version (the PureTech 82) as well a turbocharged form, with two output tunes (PureTech 110 and PureTech 130) on tap. Like the 208, the 2008 will also feature the EAT6 six-speed auto. More on the duo when the time comes.

GALLERY: Peugeot 208 facelift

GALLERY: Peugeot 2008 facelift