The Peugeot 208 hatchback and 2008 crossover received a major update earlier this year, including a brand new engine and transmission combination. Out went the breathless naturally-aspirated 1.6 litre engine and archaic four-speed auto, replaced by a fresh 1.2 litre three-cylinder turbocharged motor and a six-speed automatic.

The facelifted 208 1.2 PureTech goes for RM90k, putting it level with the latest Honda Jazz 1.5 V. Meanwhile, the updated 2008 is priced at RM110k, virtually the same as the mid-spec HR-V 1.8 E. Is the French pair a legit alternative to the popular Japanese models?

Next question is, is the 112 PS, 205 Nm turbo three-pot good enough to power the B-segment hatchback and crossover? Seems a lot to ask from just 1.2 litres. Do watch our video review here to find out our verdict.

For a more detailed look at the equipment and specifications of the 2017 Peugeot 208 and 2008, refer to CarBase.my.


GALLERY: 2017 Peugeot 208 1.2L PureTech
GALLERY: 2017 Peugeot 2008 1.2L PureTech