All-new Peugeot 108: A more practical proposition
The 108 takes city car versatility to a new level. With a raft of enhancements over its predecessor – the hugely popular 107.
Some of improvements have taken place in the boot, a vital and often under-appreciated area of consideration for today’s small car buyer. It’s now large enough for the ‘weekly shop’ from the supermarket, boasting 196 litres of carrying capacity – up from 139 litre on the 107.
The new parcel shelf is a another practical innovation, the solid unit is replaced with a fabric cover which conveniently lies flat against the inside of the hatchback glass when the boot is open.
Also, the rear of the 108 now has a reversing camera built into the rear bumper, just above the number plate. It’s standard on the two highest trim levels in the range, Allure and Feline.
The rear bench seat splits 50:50 for additional practicality, and each side can be folded using a separate fabric handle accessible from the boot. Two rear seat ISOFIX child seat fixing points are standard on the Peugeot 108.
The 108 is available in a 3 and 5 door, the car has generous interior space for up to four occupants, with almost identical cabin measurements to the 107. The driver’s seat is now height adjustable on all but the entry level, Access trim, and on three-door models both front seats gain a memory function/ This means they will always return to the same position when tilted forward to allow passengers into the rear.
The seat quality, comfort and support have been improved dramatically when compared to the 107. The 108 is a car customers can happily sit in for long journeys.
Premium features are available on all the the entry-Access level, such as a multi-function steering wheel, air conditioning and climate control on the top-spec Feline models.
These are just some of the ways Peugeot has made the all-new 108 an exceptionally practical vehicle, improving on the already high standards of the 107 to meet the needs of today’s small car buyer. “The 107 and 108 share the same roots but the 108 is a much more mature vehicle. It’s a real Peugeot.” commented Peugeot Design Director, Ivo Groen.