In October 2016, we reported that the Peugeot Traveller could be introduced to the Malaysian market, and lo and behold, the large MPV has now been sighted in Malaysia.

For a brief refresher, the Traveller is an alternative to the fairly common Toyota Alphard and Vellfire, should it be launched here. As a previous source revealed, the MPV might be locally assembled in Gurun, Kedah for both local and export markets, although this is subject to demand.

The Traveller seen here appears to be specified with the Allure trim package, based on the design of wheels fitted. Referring to the Peugeot UK website, these items are 17 inches in size, and accompanied by chrome inserts for the door handles (roughly seen here).

No specific details on what is powering this particular Traveller, but we do know that a range of BlueHDi turbodiesel engines are available, from 1.6 to 2.0 litres in capacity. Subject to engine choice, a six-speed manual or automatic transmission can be fitted (base engine gets a five-speed manual).

Outputs range from 94 hp/210 Nm to 174 hp/400 Nm, with the most powerful option churning out more torque (but less horsepower) compared to the Alphard’s 2GR-FE 3.5 litre V6 petrol engine (267 hp and 340 Nm).

The Traveller, which rides on PSA’s Efficient Modular Platform (EMP2), can be had in three lengths – Compact (4,606 mm), Standard (4,956 mm) and Long (5,309 mm). The former comes with a wheelbase 2,930 mm long, whereas the remaining two versions have a wheelbase of 3,275 mm instead.

Up to eight seats can be fitted inside the Traveller across three rows, depending on the layout specified. As for storage capacity, there’s 1,500 litres of boot space, or up to 4,900 litres thanks to removable second and third row seats. So, any takers for a large European MPV?