Peugeot 108 (2014–)
- February 2014: Peugeot reveals 108
- May 2014: Prices for 108 announced
- August 2017: 108 Collection and Top! Roland Garros introduced
Peugeot reveals 108
For the first time, the brand‘s urban runabout is available in two distinct body styles – the 108 Hatchback and the retractable fabric roof 108 TOP! At 3.47m long and 1.62m wide, it’s got the compact dimensions that will really make the difference in town. Its reduced overhangs and turning circle of just 9.6m allow it to avoid obstacles with ease. This architecture allows the driving position to be brought well forward, providing excellent vision in every direction.
The contemporary and sophisticated exterior is mirrored on the inside of the 108, with a comfortable cabin that feels like it has come from a much larger premium car. It has been designed to be intuitive to use, with each area being allocated to a specific function and information brought together for easy and quick reading.
The all-new 108 brings the urban car into a new era with its large touch-screen in the middle of the dashboard. Standard from Active trim, this 7-inch display boosts the relationship between car and driver to a new high. It is the interface for the audio system, trip computer and for vehicle settings, but using Bluetooth connectivity is also the access point for the driver’s smartphone.
On opening the tailgate, the parcel shelf automatically folds away against the rear screen and reveals a boot that is generous for the segment – 196 litres with the puncture repair kit, 180 litres with the spare wheel. Loading is easy thanks to the low sill, just 77cm off the ground, and a metre-wide space between the wheel arches.
The initial volume can be extended to 750 litres by folding the 50/50 rear seat backrests forward. To do this, simply pull one of the straps accessible from the boot. Inside, the PEUGEOT 108 provides several storage areas. For example, the glove box and door pockets will take a 1-litre and 500ml bottle respectively.
The 108 range is made up of four efficient three-cylinder power units:
- 1.0-litre e-VTi 68bhp 5-speed manual – 88g/km CO2Stop & Start
- 1.0-litre VTi 68bhp 5-speed manual – 95g/km CO2
- 1.0-litre VTi 68bhp 5-speed electronic – 97g/km CO2
- 1.2-litre PureTech VTi 82bhp 5-speed manual – 99g/km CO2
The track is 1,425mm at the front and 1,420mm at the rear. There are two tyre sizes, 165/65 R14 or 165/60 R15, with ultra-low rolling resistance. They are continuously monitored by the Indirect Tyre Under-Inflation Detection system. All models have Hill Start Assist.
Prices for 108 announced
Prices start at just £8,245 on the road and the car comes in four trim levels – Access, Active, Allure and Feline. Access is only available on three-door models. Standard features include LED daytime running lights, remote central locking, USB/aux connection for external audio players with steering wheel-mounted controls, six airbags, ESP stability control and two rear ISOFIX mountings.
The 108 is also available with a retractable fabric roof, which can be opened and closed electrically at any speed. Called the 108 TOP!, it’s available in Active and Allure trims. Active cars have colour-coded door handles and mirrors, manual air conditioning, electric front windows, height adjustable driver’s seat, 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system with Mirror Screen, DAB digital radio, Bluetooth and steering wheel-mounted controls.
Prices start at £8,245 on the road for the Peugeot 108 1.0-litre Access three-door. Active models begin at £9,495, Allure at £10,995 and Feline at £11,845. 108 TOP! Cabrio models are priced from just £10,345 for the 1.0-litre Active three-door (only a £850 price walk from the equivalent Hatch version), rising to £12,245 for the 1.2-litre Allure five-door.
108 Collection and Top! Roland Garros introduced
The 108 Collection comes in a choice of five exterior colours with contrasting interior ambiance. The exterior is embellished with ‘speed’ decals and comes with 15-inch alloy wheels, while on the interior the theme continues with personalised carpet mats and door sills plus leather steering wheel & gear knob.
The range-topping 108 Top! Roland Garros features Roland Garros personalisation and – new for summer 2017 – an orange retractable electric fabric roof.