One of the most eagerly anticipated new cars of 2014 lands on these shores on July 1st: the all-new PEUGEOT 108. And Peugeot have made the wait even more anticipated by revealing full details of what the new car will have on board when it finally gets here.
It is, after all, another sophisticated and chic city car that will be added to the plethora of city cars already out there; but Peugeot have high hopes for the Peugeot 108 that will be available in three and five-door Hatch or TOP! Cabrio body styles, and will also with a choice of two fuel-efficient and low-emissions petrol engines, including PEUGEOT’s recently unveiled PureTech naturally aspirated three-cylinder unit.
And there’s not just that to get excited about either.
Peugeot are very excited that one of the key elements that they have included with the Peugeot 108 is the ability to personalise the car with a huge range of colours, ambiences, trims and themes that customers can choose from. It seems that in the world of the city car that this is a mighty big plus for any prospective drivers.
And there will also be a great big tick on the car shopping list when it comes the technology inside with the new Peugeot 108 featuring a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system with DAB digital radio, Mirror Screen with MirrorLink™ technology and Bluetooth connectivity for smartphones and the safety benefit of steering wheel-mounted controls – all things that you would expect to see on a bigger (and supposedly better) model.
Standard features (starting from the Peugeot 108 Access) include LED daytime running lights, remote central locking, USB/aux connection for external audio players with steering wheel-mounted controls, six airbags, ESP stability control and two rear ISOFIX mountings, before little additions and changes are added as we rise up the familiar trim levels.
The Peugeot Active model adds in such touches as colour-coded door handles and mirrors, air-conditioning, height-adjustable driver’s seat to the previously notified standard features, with the Allure taking it all up another notch, with 15-inch ‘Thorren’ alloy wheels, front fog lights, auto headlights, electric heated door mirrors, reversing camera, leather steering wheel and gear knob, plus PEUGEOT Open & Go (keyless entry and engine start/stop button).
And finally, if you want top of the shop with a touch of luxury, then you need look no further than the Peugeot 108 Feline whose features include leather upholstery, chrome door handles and mirrors and automatic dual zone air conditioning amidst all Allure specifications.
(OOPS! Nearly missed out the soft top version that is available for the first time on a 108 with a retractable fabric roof, which can be opened and closed electrically at any speed.) This version has the highly imaginative name of the Peugeot 108 TOP!, and is available in the Active trim with colour-coded door handles and mirrors, manual air conditioning, electric front windows, height adjustable driver’s seat, 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system with Mirror Screen, DAB digital radio, Bluetooth and steering wheel-mounted controls; and the Allure trim that adds 15-inch ‘Thorren’ alloy wheels, front fog lamps, auto headlights, tinted rear windows, reversing camera, electric heated door mirrors and PEUGEOT Open & Go.
Colourwise, the driver will be able to make a (tough) choice from eight vibrant body colours and three roof colours with other colours and personalisation themes merely adding to the difficult decisions that the driver will have to choose from.
So, if the all-new PEUGEOT 108 is your bag, get July 1st in to your diary.