Both models share the same 1.2-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder engine that produces 110hp ands 205Nm of torque, relayed to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission. The award-winning 1.2 PureTech powerplant offers the power and performance of a 1.6-litre engine, but the efficiency of a smaller engine.
According to Peugeot, the Puretech engine promises a responsive and enjoyable driving experience. Both models get stop/start that contributes to better fuel efficiency and lower emissions. The 208 and 2008 have been on a roadshow in the country since last month.
The new 208 hatchback gets a wider grille, new bumper , thicker chrome finisher, front foglamps, new headlamps, 3D LED rear lamps and 16-inch alloy wheels. Meanwhile, the 2008 crossover has a new vertical grille, 17-inch dual tone wheels and is also equipped with LED daytime running lights , front gog lamps with cornering assist lighting and 3D rear lamps.
Both cars offer a refined interior. The so-called Peugeot i-Cockpit sports a compact leather wrapped steering wheel, a 7-inch colour touchscreen and a head-up instrument panel that enhances safety as it allows driver information to be read without taking the eyes off the road.
Other features include Arkhamys 3D audio system with six speakers, full digital connectivity with USB and Bluetooth, digital dual zone climate control via touchscreen, modular seats, generous cabin and boot spaces. The 2008 is available with a panoramic roof with blue mood LED lighting.
Both models have achieved 5-star Europ NCAP safety ratings. Safety kit include six airbags, anti-lock braking and electronic brakeforce distribution, emergency brake assist, anti-skid regulation and dynamic stability control.
The 208 comes in white, blue, black, orange, red and silver colours; the 2008 is limited to white, red, ray and emerald colours.
Peugeot distributor Nasim Bhd said at the 208/2008 launch today that both models would kick off a 5-year "Peace of Mind" warranty programme that apply to both cars and other selected Peugeot models. The warranty is five years or up to 120,000km, whichever comes first.
The 208 and 2008 are exported to form the bulk of 2017 sales, said Nasim, which has set a sales target of 2,500 units with both models expected to deliver 44% or 1,100 units of total sales. The first 100 buyers of the 208 and 2008 will also get three years’ free service.
To a press question, Nasim head Mohamed Yasser Awan said its stock of 208 GTI have been sold out and there are plans to bring in the new 208 GTI.
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Peugeot 2008 crossover