The new Peugeot 108 is the latest addition to the city car family, joining the C1 and Aygo from partners Citroen and Toyota, and could be a replacement for the 107. This pint-sized Peugeot should not be overlooked by its siblings and here are 3 good reasons why a 65 plate 108 should be top of your list this September.
1. Stylish design that packs a punch
The new 108 comes with countless options for personalising your city car the way that you want it, including larger palettes of exterior colours with two-tone options, body decals, roof paint and seven different themes on offer including Barcode, Sport and Kilt, which as the name suggests offers a cosy tartan interior.
The 108 also offers a soft top option, with the 108 Top! featuring a retractable fabric roof top that comes in a choice of three colours including black, grey and a stunning red-purple option, which is a vibrant shade of violet. The roof can be opened to any position and a built in wind deflector to ensure that you won’t be blown away by the wind, only the appeal of the car!
The chrome grille and narrow LED daytime running headlights channel Peugeots newer, more upmarket feel on the outside whereas patterned seat details and a sleek dash are keeping up the image on the inside.
2. Packed full of tech and gadgets for city living
The 108 showcases Peugeots commitment to driver comfort and convenience with the advanced infotainment system focused around a sleek 7 inch touch screen display that takes pride of place on the top of the centre console for easy access by both front passengers.
This screen acts an interface for the audio system which is equipped with DAB digital radio and trip computer as well as connectivity to USB and Aux devices, including smartphones that can be used to mirror satnav and text messages onto the screen for easy viewing and of course to play your favourite music straight from your phone.
The 108’s techy features do not stop there however as this new city slicker also boasts a multi-functional steering wheel and air conditioning available on most models, as well as active city brake and hill start assist to help in those tight spots. Splashing out a little more for the Allure model offers you even more gadget glory including keyless start, colour reversing camera and electric and heated door mirrors, to name but a few.
3. Putting it all too good use…
The new 108 is the perfect companion for city living, with a choice of 1.0 litre or 1.2 litre petrol engine to get you around with light handling making a meal out of tight corners and small spaces.
Besides the tech and gadgets, the inside of the 108 boasts a number of other features including drinks holders, split folding rear seats and a spacious boot. It also has six airbags as standard and front seat memory function to make the ride a little bit more comfortable.
The ultra-economical 1.0 litre, three cylinder 68bph option is ultra-green, super-efficient and low on running costs making it the perfect every day car which also comes with a Stop and Start option. For a little extra punch, the 1.2 litre 82bhp option gets you moving faster if you venture out onto longer journeys. With a choice of manual or semi-automatic gearboxes and tipping the scales at less than 900kg, the 108 is sure to tick all the boxes for a compact, stylish city car.