Earlier this month, Nasim previewed both the Peugeot 208 and 2008 facelifts in Penang, and announced that bookings for the B-segment models were now open. An official launch (with prices) will take place next year, but before that, here’s a detailed gallery of the updated Pugs.

Visual enhancements on the 208 include a fresh bumper design with an “Equaliser” grille and new fog lamp enclosures. The headlamps also gain a bit more flair with dual-tone black and chrome bezels, while the rear lighting units are now full-LED clusters with a with a prominent “lion claw” motif.

Elsewhere, there are chrome side mirror covers (part of the Allure trim pack) and the five-door model seen here is fitted with new 16-inch wheels (wrapped with 195/55 Michelin Energy Saver tyres). There are changes on the inside too, with the most prominent being the new faux carbon soft-touch trim on the dashboard, as well as a new steering wheel and seat design, the former losing its “dimples.”

Under the hood, the 208 also replaces the previous 1.6 litre naturally-aspirated engine (122 PS and 160 Nm) and four-speed auto combo with Peugeot’s new 1.2 litre turbocharged three-cylinder PureTech engine (112 PS and 205 Nm), together with an Aisin six-speed automatic transmission.

The performance gains are pretty significant, with the 0-100 km/h sprint now dispatched in just 9.8 seconds compared to 10.7 seconds before. Fuel economy also sees an improvement, with the 208 now consuming just 4.5 l/100 km on the combined cycles versus 6.7 l/100 km previously. The top speed however, remains unchanged at 190 km/h.

As for the 2008, the crossover’s visual upgrades include a new vertical front grille, slightly revised headlamps, black mouldings on the wheelarches, 17-inch wheels (with 205/50 Goodyear EfficientGrip tyres) and new skid plates. The 208’s new powertrain also makes its way into the 2008, so the century sprint is now done in 9.9 seconds (from 11.2 seconds) and the fuel consumption is rated at 4.8 l/100 km under the combined cycle (from 6.5l/100 km).

Safety-wise, both models retain their six airbags, electronic stability programme, ABS with EBD and brake assist. As mentioned earlier, prices for both updated models have yet to be revealed, but they should remain close to the existing pre-facelift figures: RM85,888 for the 208 five-door hatchback, and RM119,888 for the 2008 crossover.

Peugeot 208 PureTech

Peugeot 2008 PureTech