After being spotted on a trailer in March, the new Peugeot 3008 has now been sighted on the road in Malaysia, photos of which come courtesy of reader Zulhizain Yunus. The sharply-styled SUV has already been teased here, and is set to arrive soon – it was previously reported that the French crossover would be introduced in the second quarter of 2017.

As with the French-registered units spied before, however, do not take the car here as being representative of the local model – the left-hand drive sticker on the test unit alone is indicative of such. It should be noted, however, that our 3008s will likely come in the mid-range Allure trim seen here, which slots under the GT Line and GT models that are available in other markets.

Inside, the 2017 European Car of The Year will feature a more premium look and feel, and incorporate the i-Cockpit dashboard architecture also seen on the 208 and 308. The kit list includes a high-resolution, configurable 12.3-inch display screen that makes up the instrument cluster, a centrally-mounted eight-inch touchscreen and piano-key toggle switches.

Built on the Efficient Modular Platform (EMP2) that also underpins the 308, the 3008 will likely be powered by a 165 hp 1.6 litre Turbo High Pressure (THP) engine as before, but with the addition of auto engine stop/start. A six-speed automatic gearbox is expected to send power to the front wheels. Pricing has yet to be revealed, but expect the new car to command a premium over the RM159k asked for the outgoing model.

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