24 May 2018
PEUGEOT 108 : What a star!
PEUGEOT 108 has treated itself to a major Spring update: new technology, new 72 bhp engine, fresh new customised solutions all of which enable it to sparkle wherever it goes!
Optimistic and optimised
In the technology field, certain PEUGEOT 108 versions now enjoy Triple Play connectivity (Mirrorlink®, Android Auto™ and Apple Carplay™) with capacitive screen display, complemented by voice recognition (S-Voice Android and Apple’s Siri) activated by a handily-located dedicated button.
In addition to existing driving aids, such as emergency brake assist (Active City Brake) and Lane Departure Warning System (AFIL), Peugeot 108 now features a road sign recognition system. Road signs indicating speed limits and the start and end of overtaking zones are displayed on the touch screen. The system is also able to detect road signs indicating specific speed limits relating to lane exits or weather conditions.
For greater efficiency, PEUGEOT 108 now offers a 1 litre 3-cylinder 72 bhp VTi engine.
This engine meets the latest Euro 6.C standards and is available with a manual gearbox (with or without Stop&Start) and the BMP5 electronically-controlled five-speed gearbox with steering-wheel mounted paddle controls.
Despite the increased output, the VT1's fuel consumption is lower, standing at an average for mixed-cycle of 3.8L per 100kms with a CO2 emissions level of 86g/km (on the manual gearbox version with S&S).
This exploit is possible thanks to a new injection system, a higher compression ratio, new friction components, an exhaust gas recirculation system (EGR) and an optimised balance shaft. These features all combine to provide the perfect balance between power and economy with good torque being delivered at low engine speeds to provide a great urban drive.
To further enhance the driving experience, acoustic comfort has been optimised. The engine is quieter, carpeting is thicker and the seals have been improved. Sound-proofing components have also been added to the door linings and in the engine compartment.
Classy and chic
Personalisation options have been revisited to allow customers to create a distinctive PEUGEOT 108 that perfectly reflect their image.
First of all, there are two new body colours:
- CALVI BLUE, a deep blue that enhances PEUGEOT 108's elegant, sporty lines,
- GREEN FIZZ, a bright, sparkling green tone.
The TOP! versions with their electronically controlled full-size canvas soft-top are now available in GREEN FIZZ, JEANS or BLACK canvas and the Roland Garros limited series sports a distinctive TANGERINE soft-top.
On the saloon version, all body colours can now be complemented by the "Black Diamond" roof, which is provided as standard on the GT Line and is available as an option on Active, Style and Allure.
New trim packs are also available. The first is the GREEN FIZZ pack, with JUSA GREEN SQUARE upholstery with elegant green strips contrasting well with grey and black strips heightened by mottled grey beading. The dashboard features matching GREEN FIZZ air vent surrounds and gear knob that stands out against the glossy black backdrop.
The other pack is CALVI BLUE which adopts the same principle in a azure blue colour tone.
Every detail counts - even the gloss-black wheel rims feature green or blue trim to match the internal ambiance packs.
The classic versions also have a new interior with a DELICE GREY texture-finish dashboard that can be combined with the new JUSA WHITE SQUARE trim.
There is also a new DISPLAY theme to really make your PEUGEOT 108 stand out - a full pack comprising pink front wing and door-surround trim, pink wheel nuts for alloy wheel rims, over-mats, gloss-black door mirrors and a BLACK DIAMOND roof for the saloon version or black canvas for the convertible.
For town-driving at your own pace, the Playlist music theme is still available, with its pictograms inspired by audio players. And the door mirror shells are red or white, depending on the body colour selected.
The GT Line version, available in a 5-door version, features a BLACK DIAMOND roof as standard plus new TEP RAYURA RED half-coated fabric upholstery.
And finally, the dials on certain versions sport white back-lighting.
Dynamic and Colourful
Following the success of the first promotional film advertising campaign associating MIKA and PEUGEOT 108, this ambassador of the small urban vehicle is repeating the experience with a Europe-wide campaign focusing on creativity and appeal. The spot will show MIKA, the PEUGEOT 108 ambassador, at the wheel of the 2018 Collections in a colour-filled, vibrant world.
Both saloon and convertible versions are compact and agile, with a choice of elegant or sparkling colours, new PEUGEOT 108 will be available from this month onwards.