The 2022 Peugeot 2008 has just been launched in Malaysia. Locally assembled (CKD) at the Stellantis plant in Gurun, Kedah, the B-segment SUV enjoys 100% sales tax exemption until 30 June 2022, so it’s slightly more affordable than its imported (CBU) competition.
Only the sole Allure variant of the 2008 is offered in Malaysia for RM126,753 on-the-road without insurance. It comes with a five-year or 100,000km warranty (whichever comes first), alongside a three-year or 60,000km free service maintenance.
For that kind of money, the 2008 features a 1.2L three-cylinder turbo engine – the same one used in the previous 2008 – that’s been retuned to deliver 130hp and 230Nm of torque; an improvement of 20hp and 25Nm respectively. It is paired with the same six-speed automatic transmission that drives the front wheels.
Other specifications of the new 2008 include 17-inch alloy wheels, a suite of driver assistance systems (cruise control, lane keeping assist, autonomous emergency braking), leather seats, six airbags, and even a drive mode selector that allows you to switch between Normal, Eco, and Sport mode.
The 2022 Peugeot 2008 is now available for booking in Malaysia at Peugeot dealerships nationwide. It is offered in four colours: Amazonite Grey, Pearl White, Nera Black, and Orange Fusion.