Peugeot 108 price and specs revealed
Full details of the new Peugeot 108 city car have been announced
The Peugeot 108 is the long-awaited replacement for the Peugeot 107 city car. It is available as a three-door or five-door hatchback, along with a version that features a retractable roof. Called the Peugeot 108 TOP!, it features a deflector to prevent wind from disturbing the cabin.
Peugeot 108 release date
The Peugeot 108 is available to order now, but will go on sale in the UK on 1 July 2014. The 208 is fundamentally the same car as the Toyota Aygo and Citroen C1.
Peugeot 108 prices
Starting prices for the 108 range between £8,245 for the entry-level three-door hatchback and £11,845 for a top-of-the range model.
The cheapest Peugeot 108 TOP! convertible is a three-door at £10,345, with the highest spec five-door model starting at £12,245.
Peugeot 108 engines
Peugeot 108 customers will have the choice of two economical petrol engines: a 68bhp 1.0-litre version, producing 95g/km of CO2 or 88g/km when fitted with Stop and Start technology, and an 82bhp 1.2-litre VTi engine that emits 99g/km. Both engines qualify for tax exemption, helping to keep overall running costs low.
Peugeot 108 styling
It's increasingly the norm for buyers to have the choice to personalise their small city cars, and the Peugeot 108 doesn’t disappoint. You can pick from eight bright colours plus three roof colours.
Seven different styling packs are available as optional extras for the Peugeot 108 too. These include Dressy, Diamond, Barcode, Sport, Tattoo, Dual and Kilt. Each theme adds different styling features such as dogtooth fabric, chequered exterior flag motifs or tartan detailing, and add £350 to the cost of the car. If you’re keen on the two-tone Purple Berry/Zircon Grey paint on the car in the main image above, it can be ordered for £850.
Peugeot 108 practicality and boot space
With 196 litres of boot space, the Peugeot 108 has a larger boot than the 107 and the boot opening is mounted 20mm lower to make it easier to load luggage. The 108 also has a fabric parcel shelf which folds against the bootlid when open.
The rear seats split and fold 50:50 and ISOFIX child seat fixing are standard on all models. The driver's seat is height adjustable on all by the low-specification Access model, and all seats are claimed to be of better quality offering improved support.
Unlike the 107, the new car has a glovebox lid and has a cut-out section designed to take a one litre drinks bottle.
Peugeot 108 specs
The new Peugeot 108 will be available in four trim levels – Access, Active, Allure and top-of-the-range Feline. The entry-level Access trim is only available on three-door versions of the 108 hatchback and includes LED daytime running lights, remote central locking, six airbags and ESP stability control.
A step up to the Active model sees the car get colour-coded door handles and mirrors, air-conditioning, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with digital radio, Bluetooth, controls on the steering wheel and Mirror Screen.
Mirror Screen technology allows the user to control their phone's applications through the touchscreen. Android, Windows and Apple phones can all be connected to the system, but certain features like social networking will be disabled on the move so the driver is not distracted.
Allure models add even more standard kit, including 15-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, a reversing camera, a leather steering wheel and gear lever, keyless entry and an engine start/stop button.
The best-specced version of the 108 will come in Feline trim, which adds leather upholstery, chrome door handles and mirrors, and automatic dual zone air conditioning to the equipment included on Allure models.
The 108 TOP! convertible model will be available in Active and Allure trims only.
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