PEUGEOT

PEUGEOT 108 TOP HATCHBACK 1.0 72 Allure 5dr

Fuel

FuelPetrol

Transmission

TransmissionManual

Acceleration

0 - 62 mph13.8s

WLTP - CO2 (g/km)

WLTP - CO2110 g/km

The Peugeot 108 hatch offers a 'convertible' version in the form of the 108 Top! Actually 'convertible' might be a bit of a stretch, as this one has a sliding canvas roof, but it still affords fresh-air fun at prices which start from just over twelve grand.

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The Peugeot 108 Top! might be an appealing option if you thought you couldn't afford a small convertible. Jonathan Crouch looks at the revised version.

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The Peugeot 108 hatch offers a 'convertible' version in the form of the 108 Top! Actually 'convertible' might be a bit of a stretch, as this one has a sliding canvas roof, but it still affords fresh-air fun at prices which start from just over twelve grand.

Background

If there's one thing that Peugeot's current range of models tells us, it's that manufacturing cars is often a cyclical business. Wind the clock back just ten years and there was barely a vehicle in Peugeot's range you could wholeheartedly recommend. The underwhelming 307, the over-achieving 206, the tired 406 and the baleful 607 were the backbone of a product line-up that looked doomed. These days, the Peugeot range is stuffed with talent, from the excellent 308 to the perky 208 and the clever 5008, this French company is in a real purple patch. When companies achieve this momentum, it tends to self-perpetuate, with young and exciting design talent queuing up for a chance to show what they can do. Peugeot's 108 citycar looks set to continue this rich run of form and in Top! cabrio guise, it once again demonstrates that Peugeot isn't afraid to do something fresh and funky.

Driving Experience

As you'd probably expect, this Top! cabriolet is mechanically identical under the bonnet to its hard top sibling. That means you get the VTi 72 Euro 6.d-TEMP engine now used across the 108 range, which comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox. This car will certainly suit urban-bound folk, people who'll appreciate the light steering and a kerb-to-kerb 10.2m turning circle so tight that even if you spot a parking place on the other side of the road, you may be able to throw a quick U-turn to snaffle it. When reversing into a narrow bay, it's almost comical how little car there is behind the rear seats and it's worth remembering that you can afford to leave yourself some breathing room at the back. Parking like this is especially easy thanks to the light power steering that'll twirl you easily into the smallest slot. A lot of work has gone into making the 108 a livelier drive without compromising on quality feel. The suspension has come in for a lot of attention. Where the old 107 was a bit bouncy, Peugeot has tried to engineer in a level of suppleness that's more befitting of a bigger car. To that end, the 108 gets upgraded suspension springs, higher spec shock absorbers and a bigger anti-roll bar to help body control in corners.

Design and Build

Of course, the big draw with this model is the fabric roof. Citycars like the Smart Fortwo Cabrio and the Fiat 500C have shown that there's a real demand for urban tots that can open up for the sun and the 108 Top! doesn't attempt to do anything too radical with its roof. You won't find a fiendishly clever and complicated folding hard top. Instead there's a set-up that's more akin to that used on Fiat's 500C. So you still get the sides of the car left intact, which helps with the vehicle's structural rigidity, the fabric roof sliding back electrically, folding neatly as it goes. We can't think of another such small cabriolet that is offered with a choice of three and five-door body styles. 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 in the Allure and it really brings the interior together, so you'll be missing out of 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.

Market and Model

The Top! body style comes only with the five-door body shape. You'll need just over £15,500 to land the entry-level 1.0-litre Allure 108 Top! Or there's a plusher 'Collection' trim levels for £250 more. This electric roof option is now available in a fresh colour textile. The Gentle Green retractable electric fabric roof is fitted as standard on Collection and TOP! Collection models, depending on the exterior colour chosen, and replaces the previous Green Fizz finish. Recent technology enhancements include an improved capacitive colour touchscreen with Mirror Screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, putting functionality at the driver's fingertips. Mirror Screen allows the driver to display compatible apps on the 7" touchscreen and manage them using the vehicle controls. The touchscreen is available as standard on Active trim level and above and comes with DAB Digital radio, USB / 3.5 mm Jack for external audio devices and gloss black surround. 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.

Cost of Ownership

Even if you aren't the least bit interested in the sliding fabric roof, you might well have been thinking that the 108 Top! might just make a smarter buy than the standard car thanks to beefier residual values. We're not so sure about that. The price premium over its hard top sibling is over £1,000, so it has further to fall. Were it priced around £500 above the standard model, it would certainly be a stronger residual choice, but the ownership price premium leaves little doubt that the soft top will work out more expensive to run over a typical three year ownership period. Day to day costs are kept well in check. In Euro6 guise, the 108 nets a combined WLTP fuel consumption figure of up to 58.9mpg in 1.0-litre form. The CO2 emssions figure is up to 110g/km (WLTP). The car is available to purchase with 'Just Add Fuel', Peugeot's innovative finance package which offers three years' insurance for up to three drivers, car tax, warranty, road side assistance and routine servicing - all for one fixed monthly price.

Summary

The Peugeot 108 Top! cabrio is an interesting contender in the canon of dinky drop tops. With nearly £2,000 worth of clearance between it and the Fiat 500C and offering the rear seats missing from a Smart Fortwo Cabrio, it looks a strong proposition. The fact that it's available with a choice of transmissions only bolsters its appeal. Peugeot needs to make hay while the sun is shining with this model. It's fairly certain that once its rivals clock how well it's selling that copycat models will appear. One already has - the PSA Group's Citroen C1 Airscape sister design. Still, the 108 has an appeal you might find hard to resist. Especially in this guise.

  • 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

  • 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
  • DAB Digital radio
  • 2 speakers + 2 tweeters
  • USB socket
  • 3.5mm jack for external audio device

  • Black fabric retractable roof
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Chrome door handles

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

  • Manual air conditioning

  • Height adjustable steering wheel
  • Auxilliary 12V power socket
  • Leather gear knob
  • Leather trimmed steering wheel
  • Charcoal grey with gloss black centre console ambiance with charcoal grey dash insert with gloss black detailing around air vents
  • Line Jusa cloth upholstery

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

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

  • Seatbelt alarm (Driver & Passenger)
  • Peugeot open and go system with keyless entry/stop start button
  • Remote control central locking
  • Thatcham Category 2 engine immobiliser

  • 15" Thorren alloy wheels

  • Tyre puncture repair kit

  • 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: Allure
  • 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: 855
  • 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: 385
  • 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

  • Metallic paint: £515
  • Solid paint: Included
  • Special solid paint: £250
  • Additional metallic paint: £250

  • Metallic - Antelope red: £515
  • Metallic - Smooth green: £515
  • Metallic - Carbon grey: £515
  • Metallic - Zircon grey: £515
  • Metallic - Calvi Blue: £515

  • Solid - Laser red: £0

  • Special solid - Diamond White: £250
  • Additional metallic paint - Raven black: £250

  • Line jusa cloth - white: £0

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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