Peugeot will reportedly stop production of the three-door 208, and it plans to do so in the coming weeks, according to Holland’s AutoWeek. The decision was mainly driven by the slow take-up rate in most markets, and it’s not surprising as other car manufacturers have already adopted a similar move.

If you hadn’t noticed, there hasn’t been a three-door version of the Clio (not even the Clio RS), and neither the new Volkswagen Polo nor SEAT Ibiza are available in the said body style. Also to note, the Polo GTI is offered only as a five-door hot hatch.

Apparently, Peugeot’s decision to retire the three-door 208 is final, and it won’t make a return when the next-generation supermini takes the stand at the 2018 Paris Auto Show. This will also mean that the next 208 GTi – if there is one – will take up a five-door body. But fret not, because the niche segment is still being populated by the likes of the Ford Fiesta and MINI Cooper 3-Door.

Back home, the facelifted 208 is only offered as a five-door, and it’s powered by a 1.2 litre PureTech three-cylinder turbocharged engine that’s good for 112 PS and 205 Nm of torque. Power is channeled to the front wheels through a new six-speed Aisin-sourced automatic transmission. It is priced at RM87,245 and comes with a five-year or 120,000 km warranty.

Those who prefer the three-door can opt for the RM144k 208 GTi, which draws power from a 1.6 litre turbocharged four banger, producing 208 hp and 300 Nm of torque. It sprints from zero to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds and has a top speed of 230 km/h. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard.

For more details on the Peugeot 208’s equipment and specifications, head over to CarBase.my. Which version of the 208 do you prefer? Let us know in the comments section below. Also, watch the video to find out what we think of the facelifted 208 and 2008 below, or read our comparison review of the 208 GTi against the Ford Fiesta ST and Renault Clio RS.