This is the all-new Peugeot 108 which has been created for a new generation of citycar drivers and will make its official debut at next month’s Geneva motor show.
There are two body styles, a hatchback and a soft top which has a retractable fabric roof.
Buyers of the Peugeot 108 will have lots of choice because in addition to the two body styles the car is also available in three or five doors, with a choice of interior and exterior colours and extensive personalisation, a trend started by the Mini and Fiat 500, which most of the carmakers now do…
New Peugeot 108 impresses
Power for this smart little car comes from an efficient 1.0 litre petrol three cylinder engine and a more powerful 1.2 litre VTi.
The Peugeot 108 is just 3.5 metres long and 1.6 metres wide which makes it a great little runabout and an ideal vehicle for using in the city.
The car features some interesting and innovative design ideas such as the bold grille, lower air intake and central beam along with striking use of chrome to create a dynamic and sharp look. The headlights are set into the bodywork and contain LED daytime running lights.
The cabin is light and airy to help give the Peugeot 108 a spacious feel while the design and components have the look and feel of a much larger premium car.
Comfort and luxury in the Peugeot 108 supermini
The dashboard is quite well laid out and includes a striking 7inch touch screen, a starter button plus automatic air conditioning.
The soft top is called the Peugeot 108 TOP! with the roof being electrically controlled and able to be left open in several positions.
Personalisation options include eight different colours for the exterior with three colour choices for the retractable roof – grey, black and ‘purple berry’. There’s also seven ways to personalise the car further, six trims and three different interiors.
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There’s also the inevitable Bluetooth connectivity so the driver’s phone can be connected and this is where the firm’s hailed ‘Mirror Screen’ comes in. This system allows for any type of smartphone, regardless of its operating system, to be used by the car’s computer. The touch screen effectively becomes a ‘mirror image’ of the connected phone which means the voice recognition system can be used to operate some applications.
Safety is also important and the Peugeot 108 comes with ABS and emergency collision braking system. The vehicle also has excellent roadholding abilities and is extremely comfortable to drive.
Peugeot says its supermini is ahead of its time and the car is light enough and nippy enough to be a success for the firm so expect to see plenty on our roads when it is available for sale in July.