Exported from Malaysia, new 2022 Peugeot 3008 facelift launched in Thailand

Jerrica · Oct 1, 2021 08:00 PM

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Thailand is the first country in the region to launch the facelifted 2022 Peugeot 3008. The 3008 facelift in Thailand is priced at THB 1.689 million (around RM 209,922) and assembled in Peugeot’s plant in Gurun, Kedah.

Although this is a facelift, the new 3008 looks radically different from the pre-facelift version. The most noticeable change is the much larger frameless grille paired with sleek LED headlamps and vertical LED DRLs designed to resemble a lion’s fangs.

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In the rear, smoked tail lamps are used to pair with the black horizontal panel to create a wider illusion. The tail lamps are also designed to resemble a lion’s paws.

Strangely though, Peugeot saw fit to emboss the numbers 3008 above the grille, before the bonnet lid. Usually, manufacturers will only install the name of the model on the rear end of a car.

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Five-spoke 18-inch wheels complete the overall modern and much sportier looks.

Inside, the all-black interior is broken by a strip of soft-touch grey fabric that runs throughout the dashboard and on the door panels.

Also read: Originally set for July 2021 launch, facelifted CKD Peugeot 3008 delayed

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A 10-inch touchscreen display will play host to the infotainment which also supports voice command. Meanwhile, the driver will get an even larger 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.

The highlight of the cabin, though, is the Piano Key Toggle Switches that will easily bring up the climate control, navigation, and music adjustments on the touchscreen.

Also read: Imported from Malaysia, Peugeot 3008 and 5008 facelifts to launch in Indonesia on Oct 2021

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Other conveniences include a wireless phone charger, hands-free electric tailgate, hill descent control, and automatic high beam.

Powering the 3008 is a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 166 PS and 245 Nm. The engine is paired to a 6-speed conventional automatic that sends power to the two front wheels.

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In terms of safety, the 3008 comes with Lane Keep Assist (LKA) and blind-spot monitor.

Indonesia will be next after Thailand to introduce the facelifted SUV to its shores. But still no word yet on when Bermaz Auto Alliance Sdn Bhd (BAASB), Peugeot’s new distributor in Malaysia, will launch the 3008. 

Also read: Berjaya sold stake in Peugeot biz for RM 6.67 mil, BAASB now subsidiary of Bermaz

However, BAASB has previously said that it is not in a hurry to launch new Peugeot models in Malaysia, as their immediate priority is fix the after-sales problems that it inherited from the previous distributor, and also to strengthen its dealer network and supporting back-end processes.

Also read: Bermaz will start by rescuing Peugeot’s After-sales services, 5-year warranty coming soon

Jerrica

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There isn’t a time in memory that doesn’t involve staring at cars. After discovering the excitement of watching Schumacher vs Hakkinen, Formula 1 became a major part of life. The love for cars and F1 ultimately led to a job with CAR Magazine. The untimely death of the magazine meant a hiatus from cars at lifestyle women’s magazine Marie Claire before another opportunity came knocking again.

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