The ever-popular Peugeot 108 has long received love from city-dwellers for its urban practicality and chic design. Updated for 2021, the range says goodbye to the three-door variants, with the 108 now exclusively available in five-door body styles across all trim levels...

The Peugeot 108 is undeniably one of the older players in the city car segment, alongside its fellow Frenchie, the Citroen C1 and Toyota Aygo, which are basically the same car underneath. There are also two new colour options across all trim levels, Ural White and Galaxite Grey. 

The first looks are promising, as it ticks plenty of boxes, it’s cheap to buy, frugal to run, has small dimensions and cheeky looks. It also has equipment such as a touchscreen infotainment system, air-conditioning, plus automatic headlights and wipers.

If that sounds good to you, and want to get offers from our trusted Peugeot dealers, we’d recommend the 1.0-litre petrol engine with Active trim. With plenty of power around the town, the little French car is a hit in the urban areas, but less popular on motorways...

This is where the engine noise soon manifested itself as a constant and annoying drone. Peugeot has looked to address this in the new model and it’s something VW managed with the Up. There is also an option to add a foldback roof as well, effectively transforming the car into a cut-price convertible! 

The problem comes with the Hyundai i10 and the Volkswagen Up – both are more fun to drive, have added solidity and are more practical – three advantages that are hard to ignore in this class.

 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 15-inch ‘Thorren’ alloy wheels with orange centre wheel caps. An additional change to the trim is a new interior ambience, which is linked to the exterior paint colour of the car when selecting the Smooth Green or Calvi Blue paint options.

The 108 competes in one of the most competitive classes in the automotive world. It makes a decent effort but can’t get match the all-round appeal of other options.

Posted 22/07/2021 Back to Blog

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