SPIED: Second-gen Peugeot 2008 spotted in Malaysia

SPIED: Second-gen Peugeot 2008 spotted in Malaysia

The second-generation Peugeot 2008 made its global debut in June last year as the successor to the first-gen model that we previously got here. Riding on the PSA Group’s Common Modular Platform (CMP), it’s a rather handsome-looking thing, with a design language that is similar to the latest 208 and the 508 – the former also uses the CMP architecture.

Malaysia got the first-generation of the 2008 way back in 2014, which was later followed up by the facelifted version in 2017. However, the model is no longer listed on Peugeot Malaysia’s official website – Nasim is the sole importer and distributor of the brand here – with only two models, namely the 3008 and 5008, offered currently.

However, that could change soon, as the all-new 2008 has been spotted at a petrol station in Gurun, Kedah by paultan.org readers Junaidi and Ku Adri. This particular unit is a right-hand drive unit instead of a left-hand drive one, which suggests the possibility of local assembly.

As we all know, the Naza Automotive Manufacturing (NAM) facility in Gurun is responsible for assembling Peugeot models in Malaysia, and is a joint venture between the Naza Group and PSA Group. The plant currently outputs the 3008 and 5008, both of which were launched in August last year.

SPIED: Second-gen Peugeot 2008 spotted in Malaysia

Looking at the lightly-camouflaged unit, the sighted 2008 appears to be dressed in GT Line trim, largely due to the presence of those trapezoidal-shaped exhaust finishers that are integrated into rear bumper and finished in chrome.

As for what’s potentially powering this 2008, a good guess would be a 1.2 litre PureTech turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine, which offers 101 hp and 205 Nm of torque in its base “100 S&S” tune, or 129 hp and 230 Nm in “130 S&S” guise. A six-speed manual is standard with the low-power version, while the high-power unit gets an optional eight-speed automatic as well.

The 2008 also has a GT version, which shares the same appearance as the GT Line, but its 1.2 litre engine makes 155 hp and 240 Nm, with an eight-speed auto as standard. There are also two oil burners, as well as a fully-electric version (e-2008) but these will likely not be offered here.

GALLERY: Second-generation Peugeot 2008

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Comments

  • (Dude) on Nov 17, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    I thought the brand is already dead

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  • Amran on Nov 17, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    Better buy Perodua Rocky during this hard times.

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    • Who would spend money on that car just to leave it in SC to fix problems?

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  • YB Albert on Nov 17, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    The Naza group…very poor track record in handling Chevrolet,Kia marques.Look at their service centres.Just pathetic.
    They have the best salesmen in town,make no mistake.However,their after sales service sucks.
    If u do due diligence,the naza dudes are more into AP exotic high end cars and real estate.So u can repark your hard earned money buying other cars,instead if you dont want to dig a money pit,with endless problems of spare parts.

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    • Guffe on Nov 17, 2020 at 9:02 pm

      You do realize that Naza is planning to sell Peugeot to Bermaz right? So the track record will no longer apply. I say give them a chance to turn things around… IMO the design of the latest Peugeot cars is stunning.

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  • Chow Wei Zhen on Nov 17, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    Under Bermaz, should come with Safety Aids for this 2008. Let’s regain back for Peugeot

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  • Jia Ren on Nov 17, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    Bring it on

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  • Wait! That is X70?

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  • Fireant on Nov 17, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    Gérard I think you’re getting aheah of yourself when you missed the year it launched. Here belowthe copied text in question. .
    “Malaysia got the first-generation 2008 way back in February, which was later followed up by the facelifted version in 2017.”..
    Readers who didn’t know which model it was launched may think we got it in the “1999” hahaha

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  • Compact SUV on Nov 17, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    Here come the car

    This French B segment
    Futuristic, comfortable yet spacious with large boot

    Tapau X50 compact SUV

    For me both are eqv level of trust for mechanism.
    Peugeot 2008 should price as right as previously too: RM 119k

    https://paultan.org/2014/01/06/peugeot-2008-1-6-vti-officially-sale-rm119888/

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    • Fordist on Nov 17, 2020 at 3:42 pm

      Spacious boot it may be but dinky glow box as common for French lazy arsed LHD to RHD conversions unlike the better engineered X50. How about reliability as French cars are infamous for being unreliable when they come here. Safety-wise X50 comes with ADAS L2, nothing can beat that. For me X50 is nobrainer at that price.

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  • Jonn Dol on Nov 17, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    Design-wise, Peugeot are on top together with the Germans. Hopefully the avantgarde 508 & 208 models could also land on our shores as well.

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  • Civic Turbo 2018 on Nov 17, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    Tiny glove box not again?

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  • Kilauan Biru on Nov 17, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    Although nice design, 2nd hand price Peugeot dropped like rock. Just do some search for used car in the market. You’ll see.

    Your money, your decision.

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    • Choices on Nov 17, 2020 at 7:37 pm

      Agreed. I also find Chinese car value dropped like rock.

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      • That would make Chinese cars more affordable but which Chinese cars are here in Malaysia? Haval has near to none presence and Chery is no longer around.

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  • seancorr (Member) on Nov 17, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Thank goodness Bermaz is taking over.

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  • square exhaust pipe? really?

    its freaking ugly! ^^

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  • Ksatria on Nov 18, 2020 at 8:41 am

    Where in the hell is 208??

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