Peugeot 208 and 2008 updated in Malaysia
The Peugeot 208 and 2008 have been given an update recently, with revised exterior and interior design as well as powertrain update. The stylish 3-door option for the 208 has been dropped, now only offered in 5-door with the price of RM89,888, a whole four grand more expensive than before. Meanwhile, the price for the 2008 crossover has been slashed by RM10,000, now retailed at RM109,888.
What’s the revision done to the 208 and 2008 duo? To start out with the 208, the B-segment hatchback receives minor changes to the exterior which include redesigned headlights with black bezels. The new ‘Equaliser’ grille that now sits with the bumper as opposed to the ‘floating’ grille on the outgoing 208. The new design on air intake and fog light surrounds complete the job on the front fascia. At the rear, the 2017 208 gets new LED tail lights with three-dimensional ‘triple claw’ light guides.
Changes in the cabin are limited to faux carbon trim on its dashboard and a new seat upholstery design. Other equipment includes Allure trim (chrome grille and wing mirrors), dual-zone auto climate control, 16-inch ‘Titane’ two-tone alloy wheels, rear parking sensors and a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
As for the 2008, the interior is left pretty much the same. The exterior changes affect largely on the similar aspects as on the 208. These consists of black headlight bezels, a vertical front grille, darkened tail light lenses, black wheel arch mouldings and removal of chrome side strips.
The 2008 crossover receives equipment like dual-zone auto climate control, 17-inch ‘Eridan’ alloy wheels, panoramic roof with electric sunblind, front and rear parking sensors, Smart Park Assist, and a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Both 208 and 2008 comes with six airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, Stability Control and ISOFIX rear child seat mounts.
Peugeot has finally ditch the ageing 121 hp/160 Nm 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine. The cars now are powered by a new 1.2-litre PureTech turbocharged unit. Although the new three-cylinder engine produces 10 hp less than the one it replaces (111 hp at 5,500 rpm), torque figure has been bumped up to 250 Nm, available from 1,500 rpm. An Aisin-sourced six-speed automatic transmission takes place of the old four-speed automatic transmission.
The new powertrain combination enables the 208 to complete century sprint in 9.8 seconds (0.9 seconds quicker) and 9.9 seconds on the 2008 for the same run (1.3 seconds quicker). Apart from the refreshed looks and performance improvements of both cars, fuel consumption is said to have improved as well. The 208 is rated at 4.5 L/100km (from 6.7 L/100km) while the 2008 crossover is rated at 4.8 L/100km (from 6.5 L/100km).
Peugeot offers the new 208 and 2008 a new warranty package too. The three-year manufacturer’s plus two-year insurance coverage has been replaced by a five-year or 120,000 km warranty. The first 100 buyers will also get a three-year free service package.