Peugeot 108, ‘about town’ character

PEUGEOT has announced preliminary details of the new Peugeot 108, a car which, it says, takes small car versatility to a whole new level.

New exterior styling, a chic ‘about town’ character and the choice of a top! Cabrio model with an electric fabric roof, characterise the new range. It arrives here this autumn.

Available in three and five-door body styles, the 108’s cabin space is almost identical to the outgoing model with generous space for up to four occupants. Where it is larger is in the boot, with a sizeable improvement in space, now boasting 196 litres, up from 139. The boot sill is 20mm lower for easier loading. The passenger-side glove box includes a horizontal cut-out section, designed to take a one-litre bottle.

The 108’s nose adopts the Peugeot floating front grille and lion-claw rear lamps, mirroring that of the 208, 2008 and 308. All of the car’s extra length is at the front, improving its impact-protection credentials.

A sporty roof spoiler is standard across the range and houses the high-level brake light. This design feature also helps improve the car’s aerodynamic performance; the Cd value has come down from 0.34 on the 107 to 0.29 on the 108.

Premium features are part of the 108 ownership experience. On all but the entry level Access trim, the car comes with a multi-function steering wheel, allowing drivers to keep their hands and eyes where they should be as they travel. For comfort, air conditioning is standard from level two. A reversing camera built into the rear bumper is standard on level three Allure models.

The 108 range is made up of four efficient three-cylinder power units: a 1.0-litre e-VTi 68 bhp 5-speed manual (88 g/km CO2 Stop & Start), a 1.0-litre VTi 68 bhp 5-speed manual (95g/km CO2), a 1.0-litre VTi 68 bhp 5-speed electronic (97 g/km CO2) and a new 1.2-litre PureTech VTi 82 bhp 5-speed manual (99 g/km CO2). Each works to take advantage of the lightness of the Peugeot 108, which weighs from just 840 kg, to provide occupants with the perfect balance between road-holding and comfort.

Standard equipment and prices for the new Peugeot 108 will be announced closer to launch, in late 2014. It will come to market in Ireland with a five year warranty.


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