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First Drive: Peugeot 108 1.2 Allure

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At 3,470mm bumper to bumper, the car is 40mm longer than its predecessor,

 

Developed in conjunction with Citroen and Toyota, the Peugeot 108 looks set to give rivals something to worry about writes Suzanne Keane

What is it? Peugeot’s pocket-sized 108 may  share similarities with both the Citroen C1 and Toyota Aygo but it has enough quirky features to make sure you stand out from the crowd.

First impressions of the Peugeot 108? The 108 is certainly cute – although with quite a mean looking front end. The personalisation options coupled with the fabric roof and pop out rear windows give it a real retro feel and it comes with a 5 year extended warranty in Ireland.

What about the interior? Slip behind the wheel and there’s a surprising amount of head and legroom. The boot will hold 196 litres which is an increase of 57 litres on the 107. There are plenty of creature comforts and you can customise your dashboard, door panels and mats. On the Active trim you get the new 7” touchscreen (Active trim) which can display the screen of your smartphone using “Mirror Screen”.

And behind the wheel? At the launch we drove the 1.2 Allure TOP!  which has an 82bhp PureTech petrol engine – All Peugeot 108 engines cost €180 per annum for  road tax.

108 in town: In traffic the 3 cylinder engine  gets rather noisy but it’s exceptionally nippy and you won’t be beaten off the lights. Its small size means its a cinch to park, and because the wheels are spread the maximum distance apart it feels quite solid.

108 on the open road:  The 108 has enough oomph for motorway driving too  and the tiny engine feels much smoother on the open road and it is so light it’s more than capable of propelling you around the countryside.

How Much?  The one litre 68bhp 108 ranges from €13,290 to €15,870; we particularly like the fabric open roof and reckon its worth spending the extra money on. Opt for a PCP and prices start from €129 per month.

What about my options:  There are 3 trim levels – Access, Active and Allure. The 108 has been designed for personalisation and therefore has 11 different styling themes to choose from along with 8 colours and 2 two-tone options. The TOP! Model comes with a folding fabric sunroof for an extra €1000.

3 words to describe the Peugeot 108: Cute, Stylish, Fun

 

For more information check out peugeot.ie or the Peugeot Ireland Facebook page.

 

Suzanne Keane

18th March, 2015

Author: Suzanne Keane

A confirmed petrol head with a penchant for Retro VW’s, Suzanne has been taking apart (and sometimes putting back together) her own cars for years! You can follow Suzanne on Twitter at @g60girl

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