First look at the new 2012 Peugeot 107

The compact 107 city car is the latest to be given Peugeot’s new ‘face’ including front fog lights, daytime running lights and a new front bumper.

Both three- and five-door models are subject to the update for 2012 and both body styles get some new alloy wheels to complete the exterior look.

It is a similar update to the new Peugeot 308 in 2011 and brings the Peugeot 107 up to date with the rest of the Peugeot range.

Inside, the 107 gets Peugeot’s three standard trim levels, Access, Active and Allure, and comes with Bluetooth and USB connectivity for the first time in higher specification models.

The biggest changes to the Peugeot 107 come under the bonnet however. Following the likes of the Fiat 500 and Alfa Romeo MiTo in targeting CO2 emissions, Peugeot is the latest car maker to offer a road tax-free petrol engine.

The new 1.0-litre unit develops 68bhp and delivers sub-100g/km of CO2 emissions. This means free road tax in the UK and exemption from the congestion charge for London drivers.

Fuel economy is an impressive 65.69mpg – a record high for a Peugeot petrol car and one of the highest figures for a petrol engine on the market.

As expected with such a cheap-to-run city car performance is modest with a top speed of 100mph possible where legal and a 0-62mph time of 14.2 seconds.

A low insurance group (3E) and a starting price of just £8,000 for three-door versions (£9,345 for five-door models) is expected to appeal to downsizers and those conscious of driving costs in 2012.

The new 2012 Peugeot 107 will arrive in dealerships in February 2012 and comes with the option of Peugeot’s Just Add Fuel offer.