New Peugeot 2008 Launched At New Glenmarie Flagship 3S Centre
Along with the newly refurbished flagship Peugeot 3S centre in Glenmarie comes the new Peugeot 2008. Launched by the new sole distributor of the brand, Bermaz Auto Alliance Sdn Bhd (BAuto), the Peugeot 2008 is assembled locally at the Stellantis manufacturing plant in Gurun, Kedah (Stellantis is the conglomerate which owns the Peugeot brand).
This 2nd generation Peugeot 2008 is the first to be launched here with Peugeot’s latest look. The front incorporates a proud and straight grille, a carved bonnet and lion claw LED daytime running lights fade under the full-LED headlamps and resurfaces below. The 3-claw signature is also reflected in the tail lights. The windshield is recessed windshield and makes the bonnet more horizontal, creating a strong look for its body. The car sits on 17″ Black Onyx & Diamond Cut wheels.
Notable features of the new B-segment 2008 include:
- Advanced Keyless Entry (with Auto-Unlock & Walk Away Lock)
- Front & Rear Parking Sensors + Rear Camera
- Roof Rails
- Heated Electric Foldable Wing Mirrors
Only a single variant will be available i.e. Allure, and BAuto stated that there is no current plan to introduce other variants. Providing power to the front wheels of the 2008 is the award-winning 1.2L 3-cylinder PureTech turbocharged petrol engine. Combined with a 6-speed automatic, this retuned engine produces 130 hp and 230 Nm of torque, an improvement from the predecessor’s 110 hp.
For the driver, the signature Peugeot i-Cockpit gives improved driving ergonomics with its:
- compact steering wheel for better handling and better grip,
- large HD touchscreen
- and innovative 3D heads up instrument cluster
Information is placed in the driver’s line of sight and the Peugeot i-Cockpit 3D instrument cluster projects it like a hologram. The indications are dynamic and animated as they get closer to the eye depending on their degree of importance or urgency, thereby increasing reactivity by around half a second. The innovative Peugeot i-Cockpit 3D is a world-first in the segment and it improves driving in every way in terms of efficiency, readability, and safety. Meanwhile, the infotainment system features a 7″ touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard.
Other interior features include:
- Single-Zone Auto Climate Control
- Leather Seats
- Electric Parking Brake
- Drive Mode Selector (Normal, Eco & Sport modes)
- Mood Lighting
There is also a variety of storage spaces on board. In addition to the usual door pockets and glove box, there is ample storage under the front centre armrest and more in front of the gear shifter.
Furthermore, the Peugeot 2008 comes with driving aids and safety features such as:
- Visiopark 1 which consists of a 180° rear view camera,
- Active Lane Keeping Assist
- Driver Attention Assist
- Blind Spot Monitoring
- Active Safety Brake
There are also 6 SRS Airbags, Hill Start Assist, and Electronic Stability Program (ESP) which includes Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA).
The Peugeot 2008 retail price starts from RM125,888. Exterior colour choices number 4 i.e. Amazonite Grey, Pearl White, Nera Black and the exclusive Orange Fusion.
The Peugeot 2008 comes with a 3-Years Free Service Maintenance package (or mileage limit of 60,000 km, whichever comes first). It is also covered by a standard 5-Years Manufacturer Warranty (mileage limit of 100,000 km, whichever comes first).
As mentioned, the new Peugeot 2008 is locally assembled at the Stellantis plant in Gurun. Local content include front & rear axles, door panels, fuel tank, steering mechanism assembly and headliner. All vehicles undergo specific endurance and quality testing in Malaysia, to cater to local conditions and to meet the needs of Malaysian drivers. The 2008 had successfully endured 200,000 km of testing in Malaysia’s diverse climate and environmental landscape. The local Stellantis plant has an annual capacity of 70,000 vehicles and will be producing the 2008 for Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar and Cambodia.