Peugeot 108 prices and specs confirmed

Full details regarding pricing and specifications for the all-new Peugeot 108 city car have been revealed. It will officially go on sale in the UK from 1st July 2014, starting from £8,245. The new 108 will replace the Peugeot 107 in the French manufacturer’s product line-up and it will be offered in three and five-door hatchback or soft-top cabrio bodystyles. The brand new cabrio version of Peugeot’s city car is called the 108 TOP! and the main difference with it is the retractable fabric roof. The cabrio starts pricing at just £10,345. A new-generation Citroen C1 city car, which shares the same platform and many of its components with the 108, is also set to be launched this summer. The Peugeot 108 range from launch includes four trim levels, two engines and a wide range of personalisation options. Peugeot’s most basic trim level for the 108 is called ‘Access’ and applies exclusively to the three-door hatchback model. This is followed by ‘Active’, which starts from £9,495 for the hatchback. Next is the ‘Allure’ trim which starts pricing at £10,995, while completing the trims is ‘Feline’ which is priced from £11,845. Standard features for the Access trim includes LED daytime running lights, two ISOFIX child seat mounting and USB/auxiliary connection for external audio players with steering wheel-mounted controls. Move on up to the Active trim and the 108 also features air conditioning and a infotainment system operated via a seven-inch touchscreen. This system supports DAB digital radio and Bluetooth connectivity. The Allure trim adds 15-inch alloy wheels to the 108, plus automatic headlights, a reversing camera and leather trim for the steering wheel and gear knob. In Feline trim the 108 gains extra luxury courtesy of leather upholstery, chrome door handles and mirrors and automatic dual zone air conditioning. The two engine choices for the Peugeot 108 include a 1.0-litre petrol unit with 68bhp and a 1.2-litre PureTech VTi petrol unit with 82bhp. Both engines are linked with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard but the 1.0-litre unit comes with an optional semi-automatic gearbox. The 1.0-litre engine is also available with stop-start technology for greater efficiency. This allows the unit to return CO2 emissions from just 88g/km. The 1.2-litre engine meanwhile emits just 99g/km, meaning both engines for the 108 allow for free Vehicle Excise Duty. Customers of the new Peugeot 108 can pick from eight body colours and three roof colours to mix different styles of presentation. Several optional interior packs are also available from £100 to give the 108 an even more personalised feel.