Peugeot 108

Peugeot 108 information: everything you need to know if you have pre-ordered it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about Peugeot’s city car. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the new 108 car range. We list the top five stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive content.

Background

The Peugeot 108 is the successor to the 107, a budget four-seater city car twinned with the Citroen C1 and Toyota Aygo. Same drill this time, only it gets its own look instead of being a cookie-cutter clone of the other two cars. Pick from three- or five-door bodies and a pair of triple-cylinder petrol engines, a 1.0-litre and a 1.2. There’s also a version with a full-length retractable fabric sunroof, called the 108 Top. For more information on the Peugeot 108 click on our further stories on the links below.

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The 108’s a big step forward over the great but greying 107. The interior’s a bit more plush, as the seats no longer feel like collapsed deckchairs and there’s even a glovebox, plus a posh smartphone-enabled Mirrorlink touchscreen on mid-trim versions upwards. Problem is, the sub-supermini sector has come a long way since the original 107/Aygo/C1 triplets’ heyday and the latest 108 and co. don’t quite cut it. The driving position’s uncomfortable if you’re tall, the handling’s blunter than the old 107 and the engines are coarse and feeble, though they do offer rock-bottom running costs. An average-to-decent city car, but there are better choices out there. 

The one we’d buy

1.2 offers performance marginally less glacial than the 1.0-litre

The one we’d avoid like the plague

If you’re going to regularly carry passengers, bear in mind the base model’s three-door only. 108 Top’s fabric roof section eats into headroom.

Rivals to consider

Citroen C1, Fiat 500, Hyundai i10, Seat Mii, Skoda Citigo, Toyota ygo, VW Up

For 

Youth-friendly smartphone compatibility, costs peanuts to run

Against

Cramped interior, average drive

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