First Peugeot 2008 rolls off from Gurun plant

By sep, 02 December 2021

The first of many Peugeot 2008 CKD from Gurun, Kedah will be catering to the ASEAN market

The first locally-assembled Peugeot 2008 has been officially rolled off from the recently acquired Gurun manufacturing plant by Stellantis, the brand's new custodian here in Malaysia. The first of many CKD 2008 units will be assembled here to meet customer demands across Southeast Asia.

According to Christophe Musy, Senior Vice President, ASEAN & General Distributors at Stellantis, "Built in ASEAN for ASEAN, we’re proud to announce that the first locally-produced new Peugeot 2008 vehicles will be on their way to customers in South East Asia in the coming months. This is an important step in our plan to enlarge the Stellantis manufacturing footprint in the region and the first example of our ambition to expand the portfolio of Stellantis vehicles built in South East Asia."

The first phase or batch of the locally-assembled Peugeot 2008 will be sent straight to Thailand followed by other markets across Southeast Asia. From 2022, the plant will also cater to both the right-hand drive and left-hand drive markets together with competitive specs for each individual market.

Apart from the modern compact SUV facade, the new 2008 also comes with other highlights to stir up its segment with the addition of full LED headlights, signature three-claw rear light combo, Peugeot's i-Cockpit 3D setup, and many more. As for safety, the model also includes the brand's latest safety suite which consists of:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking (VAEB)
  • Speed Limit Information and Intelligent Speed Adaption (SLI/ISA)
  • High Beam Assist (HBA)
  • Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
  • Driver Attention Assist 3 (DAA3)
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors with Rear Camera
  • Active Blind Spot Detection + Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
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