Last week Renault revealed the new Twingo, complete with rear-engine, rear-wheel drive configuration. No sooner than they had done that, Peugeot released details of their Twingo rival, the new 108.
While the 108 can’t match the Porsche-like drivetrain of the Twingo, it remains a typical front-engine, front-wheel driven city car. Styling caters to the city lifestyle too, with an eye-catching chromed grill and large sunken headlights featuring prominently at the front of the vehicle. Proportionally, the 108 looks to maximise usable space with overhangs kept to a mimumum, whilst the roofline maximises interior space for rear passengers.
The new 108 caters towards a varying target market, offering both 3- and 5-door configurations, as well as a Citroen DS3-style convertible option available.
The new 108 comes kitted internally with a wide range of features, including height adjustable drivers seat, a 7-inch touch screen infotainment system, keyless entry and push-button start, as electric mirrors, a speed limiter, and front electric windows.
The 108 highlights personalisation with options for paint-schemes, roof colours, and exterior decals made available to customers. The interior can be personalised too, right down to the carpets and colour finishes.
Engine options on the 108 are limited to four 3-cylinder units, in the guise of a 1.0 e-VTi 51kW engine with a 5-speed manual gearbox, a 1.0 VTi 51kW with a 5-speed manual, and the same 1.0 VTi offered with an automatic ‘box. The range topping engine will be a Puretech 1.2 VTi, offering 61kW and mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
The Peugeot 108 looks to ride on the success of the 208, and should offer a worthy alternative to others in its class.