Peugeot launches 107 Sportium limited edition

The Peugeot 107 Sportium adds extra equipment and some style upgrades to the standard Urban trim level as Peugeot refreshes its smallest car for the summer.

Priced at £9,945, the Peugeot 107 Sportium comes with a more upmarket feel than previously found on the small car thanks to stylish 14" alloy wheels, front fog lights and body coloured door handles and mirrors.

Inside, the car differentiates itself from the 107 range with unique white trim across the instrument panels. Rear tinted windows give the back seats a touch more privacy and the car comes with air conditioning and a sound system that includes a CD player and MP3 socket.

In terms of safety, there is no electronic stability control, but it does come generously equipped with four airbags, remote steering and extras such as anti-braking system and electronic brake force distribution.

One of the most important things for buyers, however, will be running costs and the Peugeot 107 Sportium stands up well in this area thanks to its use of the 1.0-litre petrol seen across the range.

Matched to a five-speed manual gearbox, the 107 Sportium emits just 103g/km of CO2 emissions. In real terms, this means zero first year road tax and just £30 per year for the second year onwards.

For a petrol engine, fuel economy of 62.77mpg is up there with the best in class, meaning the 107 Sportium is now one of the most frugal petrol models on the market.

The three door version will be priced from £9,945 but a more practical five-door model is also available in Sportium specification for a starting price of £10,295.

The Peugeot 107 Sportium is available from this month at Peugeot dealerships.