Peugeot reveal new 108 ahead of Geneva

Peugeot has revealed its new 108 city car ahead of its international debut at the Geneva motor show, ahead of its twins from Citroen and Toyota.

Taking design cues from the impressive 308, the smallest car in Peugeot’s range will come in either three or five-door versions.

Despite increased space inside the car, the exterior dimensions have barely changed from the outgoing 107, with the new model being just 4cm longer at 347cm. Boot capacity is increased to 180 litres, and can be increased yet further by replacing the spare wheel with a repair kit, yet still falls short of that offered by the Volkswagen up!.

Peugeot’s drive to simplify interior design continues, with the 108 getting a seven inch touch screen to control most functions. Bluetooth will be standard across the range, allowing hands-free communications.

Air conditioning is standard across the range, but a slide-back fabric roof can also be specified for those that want a little more open-air fun.

At launch there’ll be three specifications (the usual Access, Active and Allure) along with seven theming options and eight body colours.

Three engines will also be on offer, from the 68bhp 1.0 litre petrol to an 82bhp 1.2 litre diesel. All three options will emit less than 100g/km of CO2.

Pricing and final specifications will be announced at Geneva, where the twin cars from Citroen and Toyota will also be revealed.

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