- NEW CAR NEWS – PEUGEOT 108
PEUGEOT is opening up the world to its latest city car, the 108.
When the much-anticipated newcomer hits the streets in July it will be the first car of its type from the French brand to sport a retractable fabric roof.
The 108 will be available in three and five-door Hatch or TOP! Cabrio body styles and with a choice of two low-emissions petrol engines – including the recently unveiled PureTech three-cylinder unit.
Prices start at £8,245 on the road and there will be four trim levels of Access, Active, Allure and Feline.
Choice will be a key element of the car’s appeal with extensive scope for customers to personalise thanks to an extensive range of colours, ambiences, trims and themes.
Peugeot promises that the new model will also be a technical tour de force, bringing the likes of a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with DAB radio, Mirror Screen with MirrorLink technology and Bluetooth connectivity for smartphones plus steering wheel-mounted controls.
Of the trim grades, Access is only available on three-door models but includes LED daytime running lights, remote central locking, USB/aux connection, steering wheel-mounted controls, six airbags, ESP and two rear ISOFIX mountings.
Active and Allure models up the ante while the flagship Feline trim adds leather upholstery, chrome door handles and mirrors and automatic dual zone air-con.
Meanwhile the retractable fabric roof on the 108 TOP! can be opened and closed electrically at any speed, but is only available in Active and Allure trims.
Power comes via a 1.0-litre 68bhp petrol engine with 95g/km of CO2 (88g/km with Stop and Start), or a 1.2-litre PureTech VTi 82bhp unit with 99g/km of CO2.
A five-speed manual transmission is mated to both engines, with the option of a 2-Tronic semi-auto box on the 1.0-litre.
Prices start at £8,245 for the 108 Hatch 1.0-litre Access three-door while Active models begin at £9,495, Allure at £10,995 and Feline at £11,845. 108 TOP! Cabrio models are priced from £10,345 for the 1.0-litre Active three-door version.
Eight body and three roof colours are up for grabs and optional extras start at £100 for an Aikinite ambience, which consists of a dash insert and gloss black surround on the centre console.
Diamond, Kilt, Barcode, Dressy, Tattoo and Sport personalisation themes will cost £350, while Purple Berry / Zircon Grey two-tone paint with Dual personalisation theme is £850.
Official website: http://www.peugeot.com/en/news/new-peugeot-108-so-expressive