Here comes the latest and improved Peugeot 108 which is a replacement of the Peugeot 107 that was introduced in the year 2005. With its stunning looks and some all new lavish features inclusive of a retractable fabric rooftop; the Peugeot 108 has got a complete transformation when compared with its earlier model i.e. the 2005 Peugeot 107. Although the car flaunts its quality, an economy, and refinement but still it remains small, easy to maintain and is available at a very reasonable price. The car is expected to set a benchmark and become quite popular and successful within no time.
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The Peugeot 108 is the new city car which is a flourishing result of the collaboration between the great trio namely Citroen C1, Aygo and Toyota. The major sales strategy of the Peugeot 108 is to attract as many female buyers who form a major part of the city car sales.
For the same reason, the entire range of the car comes in three different interior themes, vibrant colors, and seven styling packs inclusive of stickers for exterior, dash stickers and patterned seat fabrics that too at very affordable price. Now, here we have briefly summed up some of the features of Peugeot 108 that will surely amaze you.
Design and Styling
Although, Peugeot 108 comprises of the same powertrains, platform and underpinnings when compared with Citroen C1, Toyota, and Aygo, but Peugeot has still managed to showcase a unique design and style. Keeping in mind a trendier and upmarket look, the Peugeot 108 flaunts a “floating” chrome grille and narrow headlights that make it quite appealing for the buyers.
The 108 comes with a spoiler which hides the external boot hinges that were featured in the 107 variant. The interior of the car comprises of a massive seven- inch colored touch screen which gives a royal feel. In addition, options for Bluetooth, USB, and aux-in are also available. Moreover, the users even get an option to personalize their car with dash stickers, stickers for exterior and much more.
The small size of the Peugeot 108 is perfectly blended up with a light steering and respectable visibility that makes it easy for the drivers to handle and park the car. If you are buying the car for just town driving then the 1.0liter engine will match up perfectly to your expectations. But if you want to drive the car at higher speeds or on motorways then we would recommend you to go with the 1.2 liter engine which is more powerful in comparison to 1.0 liter engine.
Both the engines are petrol units because the Peugeot 108 is not accessible in diesel models. While the 1.0 will take 29.8 seconds in top gear to get from 50-70mph, the 1.2 engine model will take just 15.9 seconds.
Space and Comfort
Although, the car can easily accommodate up to four passengers, but adults might wish to get a little more legroom space in the back. Moreover, the boot space provided can house a few shopping bags or a carry- on case. The users will have the option to fold the rear seats into two separate pieces when the rear seats are not needed.
This will enable them to carry more luggage while going on a trip. However, this option will be available in all models ignoring the entry- level model.
Now coming up to the safety quotient, the Peugeot 108 is surely an improvement if compared with its predecessor i.e. Peugeot 107 which managed to steal only three stars out of five at the Euro NCAP. The complete range of Peugeot 108 incorporates a stability control system that ensures a safe ride even when the roads are slippery. In addition, the car comes with six airbags which are pretty commendable from the safety point of view.