The Peugeot 108 has been revised for 2021.
And ‘three’ is no longer the magic number for this loveable compact city car - because it’ll now be available as a five-door vehicle only.
The 108 has been around since 2014 and shares the same under-pinnings as the Toyota Aygo, which is no bad thing at all.
And despite sitting at the foot of the Peugeot range, behind the slightly larger 208, there’s much to admire.
In range-topping ‘Collection’ trim, you get 15 inch alloys, a 7 inch colour touchscreen, lots of driver assistance systems - including ‘Active City Brake’, which takes over if the driver’s reactions are a bit slow - as well as a gutsy three-cylinder VTi engine that’ll return close to 60 miles to the gallon.
And despite not quite fitting-in with Peugeot’s electrification drive - there’s only a 1.0 petrol engine to choose from with no hybrid wizardry - CO2 emissions are still low enough for you to give it serious consideration.
Fresh for 2021, the big news is that the three-door 108 is going the way of the dodo, and it can be had as a family-friendly five-door car only.
As before, there are three trim levels up for grabs - base ‘Active’ through to ‘Allure’, and ‘Collection’.
And there are two new colour options across all of those trim levels - with ‘Ural White’ and ‘Galaxite Grey’ replacing the old ‘Bianca White’ and ‘Carbon Grey’ body paints.
Depending on the trims, other paint colours will also still be available, like Laser Red, Gallium Grey, Caldera Black, Smooth Green, Antelope Red, Galaxite Grey and Calvi Blue.
On ‘Collection’ variants, the exterior of the 108 will now come with body-coloured handles, replacing the previous chrome design. In addition, Collection variants feature ‘Thorren’ alloy wheels with eye-catching orange centre wheel caps.
There’s also tweaks for the interior.
If you go with a ‘Collection’ model, you can nestle in ‘Orange Maya Line Jusa’ trims with ‘Yellow Sun’ stitching. There are also new flourishes of colour designed to match the colour of the exterior paint, too.
Julie David, Managing Director of PEUGEOT UK, said:
“We are excited to be introducing the latest changes to our 108 range. With new colours and interior ambiances, the 108 remains a stylish city car. Now offered exclusively as a five-door variant, the 108 is suitable for drivers wanting to travel with friends and family.”
So how does the 108 stack up against its rivals?
Well, the boot is slightly smaller than the VW Up! or the SEAT Mii but it is on a par with the Citroen C1 five-door. Despite sharing the same platform, the 108’s 196-litre boot is also much larger than the 168 litres you get with the Toyota Aygo.
And because the 108 is now purely a five-doorer, it’s arguably more practical than ever, too.
Retail prices start from £13,320.
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