The 108 joined Peugeot’s model family as a replacement for the much-loved 107 city car, and quickly won the hearts of motorists that were loyal to the outgoing model. The super-stylish 108 is also affordable to run and great fun to drive. It is little wonder then that drivers have made it their new favourite.
Available as a three or five-door, the city car has all of Peugeot’s latest styling hallmarks. The chrome-trimmed front grille with integrated daytime running light is an elegant addition, while the memorable rear holds Peugeot’s distinctive feline taillights. With a broad range of customisation options available you can make the model your own by adding a distinctive sticker, two-tone paint finish, or contrasting doors and roof. There is also the 108 Top! with an optional cabrio fabric roof which peels back to fill the cabin with fresh air.
There are plenty of personalisation options for inside the cabin too. The ‘Dressy’ theme, for example, adds a dogtooth pattern to the floor mats and dashboard to reflect the body sticker. Every variant has a clean and uncomplicated feel inside, with all functions contained within a single unit on the dashboard. This creates a greater feeling of space in the front, while adults can be carried comfortably in the rear. The back bench also splits in half and folds flat to offer 868 litres of storage space.
Engines and performance
The city car’s three-cylinder petrol engines are light and economical for clean and efficient returns. The 67bhp 1.0-litre unit releases only 95g/km of CO2 with a manual gearbox and 97g/km with Peugeot’s 2-Tronic automatic box. The 1.2-litre PureTech engine offers power and economy – perfect for urban driving. With combined fuel consumption of as much as 65.7mpg, the larger powertrain is cheap to fill up as well.
Safety and technology
The compact hatchback has bags of technology and features designed to keep you safe in the city or anywhere else. The manufacturer’s Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) comes as standard to prevent a loss of control by combining a range of intelligent connected technologies. ABS keeps the wheels turning during an emergency stop so you can steer away from obstacles. Meanwhile, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) manages braking at each wheel to maximise the car’s stopping power. There is also Hill Assist to hold the 108 still as you pull away on a slope, which stops you from rolling into traffic.
Other Peugeot technology includes a simple standard audio system featuring USB and auxiliary ports for playing music from an external device. Key controls for the system are mounted directly on the wheel for safer operation. Further up the range at the Active trim is a seven-inch touchscreen display for controlling the likes of a DAB radio and Bluetooth® interface. Choose Feline Nav at the top of the range for built-in satellite navigation.
Take a close look at the memorable Peugeot 108 by visiting Haywards Peugeot in Sevenoaks, Kent. You can take a test drive with one of our advisers and find out more about the little city car’s big appeal.