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PEUGEOT 108 HATCHBACK

1.0 72 Collection 5dr

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The Peugeot 108 continues to establish itself as a leading citycar contender, most recently updated with fresher colours and trim. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

Creating a citycar is hard enough. Trying to differentiate a design shared with other brands must be even more difficult. Such was Peugeot's job with this car, the 108. Like its predecessor, the old 107, this model has to share its design and engineering with two rivals, Citroen's C1 and Toyota's Aygo. And, in comparison with the old 107, it had to offer citycar buyers more options - extra hi-tech, a bit more space and more complete safety provision. In all these areas, this 108 does indeed improve on what went before and has now been improved still further with the addition of a smarter feel, both inside and out. In comparison to its two design stablemates, this Peugeot has gone for a classier, more mature look. And it's highly personalisable. So, is that enough to put this Peugeot in pole position in this segment? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

As you might know, the this car's Peugeot 107 predecessor was part of a three-car family alongside the Toyota Aygo and the Citroen C1, all three models being screwed together in Kolin in the Czech Republic. It's been the same story with this second generation design, which is why it'll come as no great surprise to learn that the 108 is still mechanically identical to the Citroen C1 and the Toyota Aygo. Original versions of the 108 could be had with two three cylinder VTi petrol engines, a 1.0-litre 68bhp unit and a 1.2-litre 82bhp powerlant. These units have in recent years both been replaced by a VTi 72 1.0-litre normally aspirated three cylinder engine, engineered to Euro 6.d-TEMP regulations and fitted with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Urban-bound folk will 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.

Design and Build

The difference between the 108, the Aygo and the C1's exterior styling is far more marked with the second generation models. Of the three, the 108 probably possesses the most mature, refined styling. That's important because this car is not really attempting to make a big play for first time buyers. Instead it's looking to attract customers who might never have chosen a city car because they felt too insubstantial and cheap. The 108 looks reassuringly grown-up with a discreet front end treatment and assured, mature detailing. There's very little here that looks contrived or gauche. Chief designer Ivo Groen insisted on lots of chrome and a palette of restrained, smart colours. 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 various different themes which feature decals, trim inserts, and seat fabrics. back seat space is fairly tight, as is boot capacity, rated at 196-litres; that's extendable to 868-litres with the rear bench folded.

Market and Model

There is now only the five-door bodystyle. It comes with 'Active', 'Allure' or 'Collection' trim options and will cost you from around £13,300. It's around £14,500 for mid-range 'Allure' trim and around £15,000 for the plushest 'Collection'-spec. Peugeot no longer offers the fabric-folding 'TOP!' body style - or auto transmission. There are now fresh options across all trim levels, with Ural White and Galaxite Grey colours replacing the old Bianca White and Carbon Grey body paints. Depending on the trims, other paint colours will also still be available like Laser Red, Gallium Grey, Caldera Black, Smooth Green, Antelope Red, Galaxite Grey and Calvi Blue. On 'Collection' variants, the exterior of the 108 will now come with body-coloured handles, replacing the previous chrome design. In addition, Collection variants feature 15-inch 'Thorren' alloy wheels with orange centre wheel caps. Inside, Collection models feature new Orange Maya Line Jusa trims with Yellow Sun stitching. An additional change to the trim is a new interior ambience, which is linked to the exterior paint colour of the car when selecting the Smooth Green or Calvi Blue paint options. All other body colours for Collection trim will feature a Glossy Black with Grained Black interior ambiance. 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 it is being targeted at well-heeled downsizers or those families looking for an easy to use second or third car, the Peugeot 108 can't afford to be off the pace in terms of economy and emissions. It's not even a purely monetary thing anymore. To fall behind here smacks of complacent engineering and manufacturers are keen to one-up each other. Call it a way for the boffins to keep score. That we benefit from this battle of the brains can only be applauded and 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). We'd also be willing to bet that the 108 ends up with the strongest residual values of the three sister vehicles created from this design. It looks to have the broadest appeal, although we'd probably look to specify the car with the touch screen if we wanted to guarantee better retained values.

Summary

The Peugeot 108 is an intriguing sort of citycar. Most small cars are marketed to two distinct groups; people who don't really want new cars and people who can't really afford new cars. As such, most buyers don't have much of an emotional investment in the vehicle. It's a means to an end; virtually a distress purchase in some cases. The 108 is different. It's a car that sets its stall out to attract people who have the means to buy more expensive cars, making an appeal on style, convenience and agility. We like the Toyota Aygo and the Citroen C1, but there's something about the Peugeot 108 which sets it apart. It's almost as if by paring the tinsel back, it's become a harder-hitting, more desirable proposition. Less can be more. There aren't too many car companies that have become rich banking on the refined subtlety of the British public, but Peugeot remains cautiously optimistic.

Key Information

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeManual
Fuel Type
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency68.90mpg
Emissions
Emissions111.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed99mph

Full Details

Standard Equipment

Driver Convenience

  • 7" Capacitive colour touchscreen
  • Bluetooth system
  • Colour Reversing camera
  • Electrically assisted power steering
  • Rev counter
  • Service indicator
  • Speed limiter
  • Start/stop system
  • Trip computer

Entertainment

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

Exterior Features

  • Automatic headlights
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Chrome door mirrors
  • Colour coded door handles
  • Door sills
  • Electric front windows
  • Electric operated/heated door mirrors
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Pop-out opening rear side windows
  • Rear wash/wipe
  • Static fog lights
  • Tinted rear and side windows

Interior Features

  • 2 rear head restraints
  • 50/50 split folding rear seat
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Auxilliary 12V power socket
  • Carpet mats
  • Driver seat height adjust
  • Front head restraints
  • Height adjustable steering wheel
  • Leather gear knob
  • Leather trimmed steering wheel
  • Rear seat 3 point ISOFIX location mounts x 2

Safety

  • 2 x 3-point rear seat belts
  • ABS+Electronic Brake force Distribution
  • Driver and Passenger airbag with Passenger airbag deactivation switch
  • ESP with Hill Assist
  • Front and rear curtain airbags
  • Front side airbags
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Tyre pressure sensor

Security

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

Technical Data

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    0.197
  • CO2 (g/km)
    85
  • HC
    0.03
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    69
  • NOx
    0.019
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • 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 and Drive Train

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

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg)
    68.9
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg)
    78.5
  • EC Urban (mpg)
    57.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
    5.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
    4.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max
    5.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min
    5.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max
    4.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min
    4.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max
    5.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min
    5.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max
    4.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min
    4.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
    54.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
    58.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max
    47.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min
    52.2
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max
    64.7
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min
    68.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max
    49.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min
    53.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max
    61.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min
    64.6

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.0
  • Badge Power
    72
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    72
  • Coin Series
    Collection
  • Generation Mark
    1
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    8E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    80
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    80
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    4
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    62
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    56
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    10000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

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

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    165/60 R15
  • Tyre Size Rear
    165/60 R15
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    THORREN
  • Wheel Type
    15" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1460
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    3475
  • Wheelbase
    2340
  • Width
    1615
  • Width (including mirrors)
    1884

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    35
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1240
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    780
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    196
  • Max. Loading Weight
    400
  • Max. Roof Load
    Not Available
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    Not Available
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    Not Available
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    840
  • No. of Seats
    4
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    9.6
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Customer Reviews

   
Sean Annells

Sean Annells

"First class service from start to finish. Great communication and very competitive on pricing. Always wanted to help and nothing was to much trouble. Tom always replied to my emails as soon as he could and always went the extra mile to answer my questions. Would definitely recommend Silverstone Fleet to anyone."

"a week ago"

Alun Davies

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"When I started looking to get a new (personal) lease car I contacted a number of leasing companies. Silverstone were by far the most responsive and helpful. They were able to order exactly the model of car I wanted at an excellent price. Every aspect of their service from setting up the lease contract to overseeing the delivery of the car was exemplary. They were attentive and responsive but never 'pushy'. Thouroughly recommended. A big thank you to all the Silverstone team, especially Holly who dealt with all my enquiries quickly and efficiently."

"2 months ago"

Dan Jones

Dan Jones

"Superb service. After having been really let down by another leasing company, Silverstone saved the day. Really professional, quick and pleasant staff. Clear communication and quality service from start to finish. I was so pleased with the service I leased another car from them! Thanks especially to Aby, who was a superstar. I leased a Tesla Model 3 (and now a Fiat 500 too!)"

"3 months ago"

Susan Frampton

Susan Frampton

"I cannot fault the service received from Silverstone Fleet Management, for Start to finish it was seamless. I was regularly kept in the loop with information and what was required from myself to proceed. Holly Palmer who is one of the SFM Sales Support Executive was very prompt in responding to my emails and sending me anything that I needed to complete for the process and acknowledging anything that I returned. Tom Bailey who is one of the SFM Account Managers was very prompt at sending me the original quotes and adapting them to suit my needs and alongside Holly keeping me informed at every point during the start to end process. The whole process took at the most 3 weeks from quoting, ordering to the delivery/collection. although I appreciate this was a stock vehicle and not ordered purposely for my requirements. I had to go and collect the vehicle in the end as there were no available drivers to deliver for the date that I needed the vehicle, but this was not a fault of SFM, who tried their best to get the vehicle to me for the requested date, but had I not needed the vehicle to go on holiday then I would only have had to wait a couple more days for delivery. I would totally recommend SFM to my family and friends and hopefully I will be able to put people/business their way. When my lease is up I would not hesitate to use SFM again and hopefully this review will persuade others to take a leap of faith in SFM as they really do deliver the fantastic service that they advertise"

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"Received my car this week and I cannot recommend this company enough!! They helped me find my perfect car and then helped every step of the way till it's delivery. Even after that they checked to see if I was happy. They went above and beyond and I have already been recommending them to my family and friends. Thanks to all the the team at Silverstone Fleet Management - car leasing in Northampton"

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