Peugeot 108 has got a major spring update – new technology, more engine power, and fresh new colours.
To begin with, there are two new body colours – Calvi Blue and Green Fizz. The TOP! versions with their electric soft-top canvas are now available in Green Fizz, Jeans or Black canvas and the Roland-Garros limited series sports a Tangerine soft-top.
The ‘Black Diamond’ roof comes as standard on the GT Line and is available as an option on Active, Style and Allure trims.
Interiors can be had with Green Fizz pack with Jusa Green Square upholstery. The dashboard features matching Green Fizz air vent surrounds and gear knob that stands out against the glossy black backdrop. The Calvi Blue pack follows a similar theme.
Even the gloss-black wheel rims feature green or blue accents to match the interior packs.
Further personalization options include pink accents on door-surround trim, pink wheel nuts, gloss-black door mirrors, and a Playlist music theme that comes with pictograms inspired by audio players.
Besides a host of personalization options that we just read, certain Peugeot 108 versions now enjoy Triple Play connectivity (Mirrorlink, Android Auto and Apple Carplay) with a 7-inch capacitive display, complemented by voice recognition (S-Voice Android and Apple’s Siri) activated by a dedicated button.
In addition to the existing driving aids, such as the emergency brake assist (Active City Brake) and Lane Departure Warning System (AFIL), the car 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.
The Toyota-sourced 1.0-litre 3-cylinder VTi petrol engine now delivers 72 hp @ 6,000 rpm and 93 Nm of torque @ 4,400 rpm, and meets the latest Euro 6 emission standards. The engine is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed AMT with paddle shifts.
There is also stop/start feature for efficiency. According to Peugeot, the car’s fuel consumption is lower, standing at an average of 3.8L per 100 km with CO2 emissions of 86 g/km (on the manual gearbox version with stop/start).
This is possible thanks to a new injection system, a higher compression ratio, new friction components, an exhaust gas recirculation system (EGR) and an optimized balance shaft. These features all combine to provide the perfect balance between power and economy with good torque being delivered at low engine speeds for a great urban drive.
To further enhance the driving experience, acoustic comfort has been optimized. 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, Peugeot said.
For those who are wondering, the Peugeot 108 is a joint development of PSA Group and Toyota, sharing the chassis, engines and other components. PSA sells the car under Peugeot 108 and Citroen C1 brands while Toyota sells it as Aygo. All cars are produced at Toyota Peugeot Citroën Automobile Czech (TPCA) JV plant in Czech Republic.