‘Practical’ specification details for Peugeot 108 revealed

Peugeot have confirmed full specification details of their new 108 city car which launches at the start of this July, priced from £8,245.

Anticipation for the new city car is incredibly high, as it arrives around nine years after its predecessor, the popular Peugeot 107, was first launched. Peugeot has now detailed how the design and range of enhancements take the 108 to a new standard of versatility above not just the 107, but its rivals also.

For example, the boot has 196 litres of capacity, a significant increase from 139 litres offered by the 107. This increased boot capacity is much more competitive next to the 108’s rivals and Peugeot says it should prove enough for a ‘weekly shop’ from the supermarket while the boot sill is lowered by 20mm for easier loading of items.

New Peugeot 108 features

Another new feature boosting the 108’s practical credentials is the parcel shelf. The neat fabric cover conveniently lies flat against the inside of the hatchback glass when the boot is open.

When the boot is pulled down, the cover pivots to the horizontal, hiding whatever is below. The rear of the 108 hatchback also features twin gas struts for additional stability when open, compared to the single support on the 107.

The 108 is also the first Peugeot city car to come available with a reverse parking camera. This comes standard with the car’s highest two trim levels, called ‘Allure’ and ‘Feline’. The camera is built into the rear bumper, just above the number plate.

The seating of the 108 is also more versatile than its predecessor, with the rear bench able to split 50:50 which creates more loading space.

Each side can be folded using a separate fabric handle accessible from the boot. Peugeot reveals that these handles are the only component of the 107 carried over to its successor.

New Peugeot 108 Bodystyles

Available in three and five-door bodystyles and with a hardtop or folding fabric roof (called the 108 TOP!), the 108 has almost identical cabin measurements to the 107. Key differences however include improved seat materials and a height-adjustable driver’s seat for all trims bar the basic ‘Access’ specification.

The Peugeot 108 shares the same platform plus many other components with the new-generation Citroen C1. This city car enjoys a similar jump in quality compared to its predecessor and is also launching at the start of this July. The new C1 is also priced from £8,245 like the 108.

Also in similar fashion to the 108, the new C1 is the first Citroen city car to be offered with a folding fabric roof. This new cabriolet Citroen is called the C1 Airscape.