Published on May 5th, 2023 | by Subhash Nair


Peugeot 2008 Facelift Revealed

The Peugeot 2008 has been given a mid lifecycle update which might just come to Malaysia.

The Peugeot 2008 has been locally-assembled in Malaysia since the beginning of 2022 and now in mid 2023 there’s a light facelift coming. Globally, the 2008 has been around since 2019 and sold 700,000 units worldwide, making it one of the top-selling B-segment crossovers, at least in Europe. Here are some of the major changes on the facelift model.

facelifted 2023 Peugeot 2008


The Peugeot 2008 has undergone several design updates to enhance its exterior and interior. Some of the significant changes include a new lighting system, which features three vertical light claws with gloss black inserts on all new versions of the 2008, and in the GT version, the claws are extended into the full LED headlamps using three light modules to improve visibility and add to the car’s aesthetics. The rear design of the new 2008 features a reinvented look with a three claw design made up of three superimposed horizontal double slats, and the Peugeot monogram runs across the entire width of the boot lid strip.

The front end of the car has also been updated with a new Peugeot emblem and a redesigned front grille that includes a specific lateral pattern connecting to the headlamps. The ACTIVE version of the car has a horizontal pattern in a gloss black color, while the ALLURE and GT versions feature a vertical pattern in the same color as the bodywork. Two new colors have been introduced: Selenium Grey and Okenite White. The GT version comes with a black bi-tone roof and black mirror caps.

The new 2008 also features innovative wheel designs, with all alloy wheels having a 4-spoke wheel center stamped with the Peugeot crest. The car is available with three wheel sizes: 16-inch “NOMA” wheels for the ACTIVE version, 17-inch “KARAKOY” wheels for the ALLURE and GT versions, and 18-inch “EVISSA” wheels, which are optional for the GT version. The new 2008 has new badges with a new typeface and Basalt Grey color, and the E-2008 has an “E” badge in Dichroic Blue and White.

To add to the car’s overall premium feel, Peugeot has introduced refined fabrics and upholstery, with all versions of the car having renewed seat fabrics, while the GT version is available with new Alcantara upholstery.

Equipment Upgrades

The new Peugeot 2008 comes with several enhancements to its digital instrument cluster, central touchscreen, steering wheel, ambient lighting, and transmission control.

The instrument cluster is located at eye level, just above the steering wheel, and is digital on ALLURE and GT versions. The 10-inch digital display has a new design, and on GT versions, it has a 3D display. Drivers can adjust the colour, hierarchy, and layout of the information to suit their preferences. However, the ACTIVE version still comes with an analogue instrument cluster.

All 2008 models come with a 10-inch central touchscreen as standard, which can be used to control the latest generation of the PEUGEOT i-Connect® and PEUGEOT i-Connect® Advanced infotainment systems. On the ALLURE and GT versions, the central screen is HD technology, and the piano keys are retained under the screen for quick access to key functions.

The compact steering wheel is a key feature of the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® and enhances driving pleasure with its unique agility and precision of movement. It displays the new logo in its centre and, where appropriate, the new GT badge on the lower part of its rim. The steering wheel also houses the controls for the multimedia system, such as audio sources, telephone, volume, and voice control.

The GT version has sophisticated ambient lighting that can be customised in eight different colours, coordinated with those of the central touch screen and selected driving mode.


The new 2008 models with the six-speed manual transmission come with a new gearshift knob for improved ergonomics, while models with automatic transmissions come with an elegant, practical, and discreet gearstick.

The PEUGEOT 2008 also comes with Grip Control, which provides access to three driving modes: sand, mud, and snow. Depending on the country, this feature is combined with ‘3PMSF’ all-season tyres.

Powertrain & Electrification

The new 2008 aims to attract customers with its efficient electrified engines and latest generation connectivity. The E-2008, the pioneer of 100% electric SUVs in the B-segment, now has an even more efficient engine with a range of over 400 km. The new 2008 will also receive a new hybrid powertrain in 2024. The range of engines also includes petrol and diesel engines to suit customers’ needs.

  • PureTech 100: the 3-cylinder petrol engine with 1.2 litres of displacement and 100 bhp, equipped with a Stop & Start system, is combined with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
  • PureTech 130: the 130 bhp, 3-cylinder, 1.2-litre petrol engine with a Stop & Start system can be combined with the EAT8 8-speed automatic gearbox or a 6-speed manual gearbox.
  • BlueHDi 130 EAT8: the 130 bhp, 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine with Stop & Start system is combined with the EAT8 8-speed automatic gearbox.

The new 2008 comes with the PEUGEOT i-Connect system as standard and all versions can be fitted with the PEUGEOT i-Connect Advanced system as an option.

The system offers full connectivity through wireless mirroring, and the PEUGEOT i-Connect Advanced includes a high-performance TomTom connected navigation system. The new 2008 has more USB sockets and a more powerful smartphone induction charger. The front and rear parking assistance cameras offer high-definition images, and the new 2008 has a comprehensive range of driving aids.

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