PEUGEOT

PEUGEOT 108 HATCHBACK 1.0 72 Collection 5dr

Fuel

FuelPetrol

Transmission

TransmissionManual

Acceleration

0 - 62 mph13.8s

WLTP - CO2 (g/km)

WLTP - CO2110 g/km

CITY SLICKER

Peugeot's 108 Claims to offer a slicker solution for urban-bound motorists. June Neary checks it out

Will It Suit Me?

Reading the press material for Peugeot's 108 prior to its arrival on my driveway was enlightening. "A compact car with an assertive character, versatile in use and above all, totally at ease in the urban environment." If the 108 could carry all that off, I'd definitely be up for one. On first glance, I was favourably impressed. You certainly can't miss this little citycar, the cheerfully grinning front end of the second generation version not quite so in-your-face as the more aggressively-penned looks of the Toyota Aygo, but more distinctive than the more conservatively-styled Citroen C1, these being the two rivals to this 108 developed off the same platform. So far, so good.

Practicalities

There's a choice of three and five-door hatch bodystyles and even a TOP! version with a fabric folding roof. You get a choice of engines this time round, with the familiar 1.0-litre petrol unit being joined by an additional 1.2-litre petrol version. Peugeot still aren't offering a diesel option, which is curious when you think how budget-minded most potential buyers will be. Mind you, they'd be probably put off by the premium being charged for diesel power - am extra cost you'd be unlikely to get back with the low mileages likely to be covered by a car of this type. I wasn't expecting this to be a spacious car inside - and sure enough, it wasn't. Still, the designers have engineered in enough wheelbase to accommodate a five-door body style (an achievement in itself) and chucked in a whole host of safety features. I found that the dimensions of the 108 could really only be appreciated when walking around the car. The three door shape looks the most comfortable from a design perspective, but the five-door I tried could well prove to be a bigger commercial success. The angled window line gives the car a cute wedge profile and the flared rear haunches really emphasise the wheel-at-each-corner design. The interior of the 108 hinges around a 7-inch centrally mounted touch screen system. This display is optional on the Active trim level and standard from Allure up and it really brings the interior together so you'll be missing out if you pinch pennies here. It controls the car's media, trip computer, Bluetooth and various vehicle settings. Should you want to personalise your 108, Peugeot offer seven different themes which feature decals, trim inserts, and seat fabrics like houndstooth and tartan.

Behind the Wheel

There is now only one engine option, a 72hp 1.0-litre VTi 72 petrol unit now capable of 68.9mpg on the combined cycle and under 100g/km of CO2 (even if you go for the auto gearbox option). The car has been designed to improve agility and manoeuvrability in town, with a turning circle of just 4.8 metres. Five or ten years ago, I'd have hesitated to use a citycar of this kind on longer journeys for safety reasons. You shuddered to think what might happen if a car of this sort had a run-in with a lorry at speed. These issues are less of a worry these days. To ensure the optimum safety of its passengers, the 108 relies on its structure for high speed impact protection - quite an accomplishment considering that a small car has to absorb impact energy quickly. Each passenger seat can accommodate a child seat, while the 50/50 split rear bench seat is equipped on both sides with ISOFIX fixtures incorporating three anchorage points for the installation of an ISOFIX child seat. This overall design has placed the 108 in the best possible position to satisfy Euro NCAP criteria for the protection of occupants. In the design of the front of the vehicle and the layout of the different mechanical components of the 108, careful attention has been paid to the consequences of a collision with a pedestrian. Thanks to a special impact beam in front of the bumper and a bonnet that creates the maximum possible distance between it and mechanical components underneath, pedestrian protection is maximised.

Value For Money

There's not much to choose between the Peugeot and its obvious Citroen and Toyota rivals in terms of the asking price. There are three and five-door bodystyles. The three-door variant comes with an entry-level 'Access' trim option that'll cost you around £9,200. Otherwise, prices start from around £11,000 with 'Active' and 'Allure' options. There's also the option of a five-door 108 TOP! model with a full length retractable fabric roof. Available in the 108 is MirrorLink, which allows the user to control their car's applications through the touch screens of their smart phones. Apple iOS, Android and Windows Mobile platforms are all supported, but do remember that the system won't allow you to start updating your Facebook status when the car's on the move. Safety equipment shouldn't be an issue as even the entry-level car is fitted with Hill Start Assist, anti-lock brakes, emergency collision braking system, and electronic stability control. There are full length curtain airbags, two side airbags and two front airbags. Both rear seats are also fitted with ISOFIX child seat mounts.

Could I Live With One?

The 108 is so close in concept to its Citroen and Toyota counterparts that it really comes down to which dealer gives you the best price. If costs are comparable however, the little Peugeot's smarter face might just swing a few undecided buyers.

  • Electric front windows
  • Rear wash/wipe
  • Tinted rear and side windows
  • Pop-out opening rear side windows

  • Anti lock brake system + Electronic Brake force Distribution
  • ESP with Hill Assist

  • Carpet mats

  • Bluetooth system

  • Speed limiter
  • Colour Reversing camera

  • Electrically assisted power steering
  • Start/stop system

  • 7" Capacitive colour touchscreen
  • Service indicator
  • Rev counter
  • Trip computer

  • Chrome door mirrors
  • Electric operated/heated door mirrors

  • Steering wheel mounted remote controls
  • 2 speakers + 2 tweeters
  • USB socket
  • DAB Digital radio
  • 3.5mm jack for external audio device

  • Colour coded door handles
  • Door sills
  • Body colour bumpers

  • Automatic headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Static fog lights

  • Automatic air conditioning

  • Height adjustable steering wheel
  • Auxilliary 12V power socket
  • Leather gear knob
  • Leather trimmed steering wheel

  • Front and rear curtain airbags
  • Tyre pressure sensor
  • Front side airbags
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • 2 x 3-point rear seat belts
  • Driver and Passenger airbag with Passenger airbag deactivation switch

  • Rear seat 3 point ISOFIX location mounts x 2
  • Driver seat height adjustment
  • Front head restraints
  • 2 rear head restraints
  • 50/50 split folding rear seat

  • Thatcham Category 2 engine immobiliser
  • Remote control central locking
  • Seatbelt alarm (Driver & Passenger)

  • Noise Level dB(A): 69
  • CO: 0.197
  • HC: 0.03
  • NOx: 0.019
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N
  • CO2 (g/km): 85
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 111
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max: 117
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min: 110

  • Engine Code: REJ
  • Cylinders: 3
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Number of Valves: 12
  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Fuel Delivery: INJECTION
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Compression Ratio: 11.8:1
  • Transmission: MANUAL
  • Gears: 5 SPEED
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm): 71
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 84
  • CC: 998

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: False
  • EC Urban (mpg): 57.6
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg): 78.5
  • EC Combined (mpg): 68.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 53.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max: 49.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min: 64.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max: 61.1
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min: 68.3
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max: 64.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min: 52.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max: 47.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 58.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 54.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min: 5.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max: 5.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 4.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 4.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min: 4.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max: 4.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min: 5.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max: 5.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min: 4.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max: 5.2

  • Generation Mark: 1
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: False
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False
  • Coin Series: Collection
  • Coin Description: 72
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Service Interval Mileage: 10000
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 12
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 80
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 80
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 62
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: 56
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 4
  • Badge Power: 72
  • Badge Engine CC: 1.0
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 8E

  • Engine Power - KW: 53
  • Engine Power - RPM: 6000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 69
  • Engine Torque - NM: 93
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 4400
  • Engine Power - BHP: 72
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 13.8
  • Top Speed: 99
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 9.5

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP

  • Tyre Size Front: 165/60 R15
  • Tyre Size Rear: 165/60 R15
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Type: 15" ALLOY
  • Wheel Style: THORREN
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False

  • Width (including mirrors): 1884
  • Height: 1460
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 3475
  • Width: 1615
  • Wheelbase: 2340

  • Minimum Kerbweight: 840
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 1240
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 35
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 196
  • No. of Seats: 4
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: N
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: N
  • Max. Loading Weight: 400
  • Max. Roof Load: N
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 780
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 9.6

  • Active city brake and lane departure warning system + Traffic sign recognition: £480

  • Mirror screen with mirror link, apple carplay and andriod auto: Included
  • Satellite navigation system: £400

  • Special solid paint: Included
  • Metallic paint: £265
  • Eye catching stickers: Included
  • Eye catching stickers with green stripe: £0

  • Smooth green ambiance with Green gear knob surround + gloss black dash insert and surround on centre console with smooth green detailing around air vents: £0
  • Coral ambiance with coral gear knob surround + Gloss black dash insert and surround on centre console with coral detailing around air vents: Included
  • Square Jusa cloth upholstery: £0
  • Line Jusa cloth upholstery: Included

  • Metallic - Zircon grey: £265
  • Metallic - Antelope red: £265
  • Metallic - Smooth green: £265

  • Special solid - Diamond White: £0

  • Line jusa cloth - Green: £0
  • Square jusa cloth - Coral with coral ambiance: £0

  • 15" Thorren alloy wheels with coral centre wheel caps: Included
  • 15" Thorren alloy wheels with green centre wheel caps: £0

  • Tyre puncture repair kit: Included
  • Space saver spare wheel: £70

Whilst every effort is made to verify and ensure the accuracy of the data, the information should only be used as a guide and no purchasing decision should be made without verification of the data from either the manufacturer or franchised dealer. Our offers may be on a different model year to that represented by this data and so specification may differ accordingly.

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