Local Peugeot distributor Nasim has introduced the second-gen Peugeot 5008 in Malaysia, the seven-seater C-segment SUV making its official debut today following a public preview earlier this month.

As mentioned in our preview report, the 5008 – which measures in at 4,641 mm long, 1,844 mm wide and 1,640 mm tall – arrives here in a single Allure THP variant form, powered by a 1.6 litre THP 165 turbocharged petrol engine with S&S automatic stop/start continues, with 165 hp at 6,000 rpm and 240 Nm of torque at 1,400 rpm in the way of output.

The mill is paired with an Aisin six-speed automatic transmission, driving the front wheels. Performance figures for the 5008 include a 0-100 km/h time of 9.2 seconds and a 206 km/h top speed. The MY-spec 5008 sits on 18-inch Los Angeles shiny Haria Grey alloy wheels and 225/55 profile tyres.

There’s Advanced Grip Control, which uses the chassis electronics to manage the available grip according to the road surface. Five drive modes are available, in this case Mud, Snow, Sand, ESP Off and Standard, accessible via a rotary dial located next to the hill descent control button.

The 5008’s interior features a layout that was first seen on the second-gen Peugeot 3008, with a futuristic wraparound dashboard adopting Peugeot’s i-Cockpit layout.

Highlights include a 12.3-inch digital instrument display above a small, flat-top/bottom steering wheel as well as an eight-inch centre touchscreen for the infotainment system, which comes with MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and Arkamys 3D sound staging.

Standard equipment includes full LED headlights, LED fog lights, ‘Claudio’ black leather upholstery, fabric dash/door trim, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, push-button start, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory, auto lights and wipers, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, second-row air-con vents, cooled armrest storage and a 180-degree reverse camera. Also on are cruise control and a powered tailgate.

The 5008 is equipped with three individual second-row seats, and the 40:20:40 split-fold units can slide forward/backwards and are reclinable (five different angles). A one-touch tilt-and-slide function provides access to the 50:50-split third row that also fold flat and can even be removed.

Boot space is marginal with all seven seats deployed, but with the third-row seats folded it is 702 litres. With the second row also folded, it becomes 1,862 litres, increased even further to 1,940 litres with the removal of the third-row seats.

Safety-wise, the 5008 comes equipped with six airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), ESP, hill assist descent control (HADC), hill start assist, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, tyre pressure monitoring, driver attention alert and front/rear parking sensors.

The fully-imported (CBU) Peugeot 5008 is available in four exterior colours, these being Emerald Green, Amazonite Grey, Nera Black and Pearl White. It’s priced at RM173,888 (on-the-road, without insurance), and comes with a five-year/120,000 km warranty as well as three years’ free 24-hour Peugeot Assistance.

Check out the complete specifications of the new Peugeot 5008 at CarBase.my.