The New Peugeot 108 is set to go on sale in July 2014 with prices yet to be confirmed.
Following on from the release of Renault's new Twingo the 107 the 108 is collaboration between Citroen, Peugeot and Toyota, with models from the other two soon to be released.
The Peugeot 108 targets urban buyers of the likes of the Hyundai i10 and the Volkswagen Up!, it measures 3.47 m long and 1.62m wide, so it is slightly smaller than both of them and it only weighs 840 kg.
So we should expect to see dividends at the fuel pump and with CO2 emissions.
All of the four petrol engine options are three-cylinders and there currently are no plans for a diesel model.
There are body styles, three-door, five-door and TOP! - the TOP! has an electrically retraceable fabric roof measuring 80cm wide and 76cm long which folds back under the control of the driver. There is wide range colour palettes, there are eight shades, including two which are exclusive to the 108: A�kinite is a golden copper, and Purple Berry, a shade of violet. Reserved for the three-door hatchback are two versions of two-tone paint, Purple Berry and Zircon Grey, or Diamond White and A�kinite. Anyone opting for the 108 TOP! model has the choice of three retractable fabric roof colours - Black, Grey or Purple Berry.
Continuing on from the DNA of its larger 308 brother there are LED day time running lights which are standard across the range. The wraparound-style rear lights aim to give a 3D effect with the brand's three-claw signature motif appear to emerge from the body.
The 108 has a reasonable boot at 196 litres with the puncture repair kit or 180 litres with the optional spare wheel. The boot sill is 77cm off the ground, and there is a metre-wide space between the wheel arches. The boot can extended to 750 litres by folding the 50/50 rear seat backrests forward.
There are six airbags fitted as standard: two frontal airbags (the passenger airbag can be switched off), two lateral airbags at the front, and two curtain airbags covering the front and rear seats. And the two rear seats are equipped with ISOFix mounts for child seats.
As standard there is ABS, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Emergency Collision Braking System and switchable ESP.
Standard from the Active trim up - is a 7-inch touch screen display which allows the driver to interact with the audio system, trip computer and for vehicle settings, and there is Bluetooth connectivity to allow for smartphone connectivity. The car's touch screen can be used to replicate the smartphones own screen, so that you can control the phone via the car.
We do not have the prices as these are yet to be confirmed, as are full specifications. The 108 is launched at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday 4th March, and will go on sale in the UK on 1st July 2014.
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