9 December 2014

New Peugeot 108 here in January

Peugeot's new 108 small car will go on sale here in January priced from €13,290-€15,870 plus dealer delivery related charges, writes Trish Whelan.

This compact runabout little four-seater is offered in a 5-door body style, a choice of Active or Allure trims and up to 11 different personalisation themes. It is powered by a 'fiesty' 1.0 68bhp or a 1.2, 82bhp PureTech petrol engine, matched to manual or ecomatique gearboxes. A TOP cabrio model with an electric fabric roof is also available. A level one Access model and 3-door body style will arrive at a future date.

The car seats four occupants in comfort and has 196 litres of boot capacity, an increase of 139 litres over its predecessor Peugeot 107. The boot sill is 20mm lower for ease of loading and a parcel shelf pivots into position as the boot lid is closed, hiding the goods below.

Standard features include six airbags, Hill Assist, a tyre pressure warning system, ESP, front electric windows, remote central locking, LED daytime running lights and a spare wheel. The Active model also includes a 7-inch colour touch screen with Mirrorlink technology, air conditioning, 15-inch wheels, electric/heated door mirrors, Bluetooth and a height adjustable driver's seat. Priced from €14,920, plus delivery charges, Allure level three models gain a reverse parking camera, automatic headlights, front fogs, 15-inch alloy wheels, smart entry Keyless Go, a leather steering wheel and rev counter.

The 1.0 Ecomatique version is a little pricier than the entry level at €14,090 while the higher specced Allure version is €15,370. The 1.2 Active is priced from €13,590.

The Peugeot 108 is one of the trio of small cars produced by Toyota and Peugeot-Citroen (Toyota's Aygo and Citroen's C1 are already on sale). It's now nine years since the originals of these three cars were launched.