Peugeot 107 city runaround replacement unveiled.
If you like your cars small, French and easy on the eye, you’ve come to the right place. The Peugeot 108, which will make its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show, has just been revealed.
The 107 replacement comes in Hatchback and Top flavours, both of which are available as a three or five-door. A Fiat 500-inspired retractable fabric roof separates the Top from its tin-top counterpart.
Peugeot has designed the 840kg 108 with an urban environment in mind. It should be a doddle to park up, thanks to being 3.47 metres long and 1.62 metres wide (the 107 was 3.43m long and 1.63m long), while a turning circle of 9.6-metres will make it easy to rectify any wrong turns.
Four three-cylinder engines with impressive eco-credentials will be available including a 68bhp 1.0-litre e-VTi with Stop & Start technology capable of a mere 88g/km of CO2 emissions and an 82bhp 1.2-litre PureTech VTi capable of 99g/km. All engines are mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. Fuel economy figures have yet to be disclosed.
The 108 benefits from a number of stylish touches including an optional two-tone paintjob on the three-door Hatchback and three different colours for the fabric roof on the Top. A bold front grille, lower air-intake and menacing wraparound headlights with LED daytime running lights add to the appeal.
An ‘aero-acoustic deflector’ helps keep everyone in the 108 from being blown to bits when the 80cm and 76cm long fabric roof is retracted. 247mm ventilated discs at the front and 200m drums at the rear provide the braking power.
Opt for the Active trim level and a 7-inch infotainment system display with Bluetooth connectivity can be yours. Once a smartphone is connected it can be controlled using the 108’s touchscreen display or by voice recognition (if your device supports such a feature), thanks to MirrorLink and AppInCar technology. Android, BlackBerry, Windows and iOS devices are said to be supported.
Boot space is 196-litres with the puncture repair kit or 180-litres with the spare wheel, which is a big improvement on the 107’s 139-litres but not exactly plentiful. Fold down the 50/50 rear backrests and the total can be increased to 750-litres.
The Peugeot 108 will go on sale on July 1st, 2014. A UK price will be revealed as we head towards the Geneva Motor Show in March. Until then, have a butcher’s at the 108 and let us know what you think.
Peugeot 108 Top and Hatchback images