Peugeot 107 revealed

5 Jan, 2012 10:07am Jack Rix

Updated Peugeot 107 gets new family face, sub-100g/km emissions and starts from £7,995

After six years and 650,000 units sold, the Peugeot 107 has been refreshed. New styling to bring it into line with the rest of the range, fuel economy has been improved and more equipment has been added, but the starting price for the range has been reduced.

At the front, a deeper bumper features LED running lights and fog lights for the first time. The grille is split into upper and lower parts, while the bonnet is sculpted and features a new lion badge.

An overhaul of the 68bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine has dropped CO2 emissions by 4g/km to a tax-free 99g/km for the first time, while fuel economy is up to 65.7mpg. The 0-62mph time of 14.2 seconds and top speed of 100mph is unchanged.

The range has been re-jigged, with three trim levels now offered - Access, Active and Allure. Air-conditioning is standard on Active models, while Allure spec cars get alloy wheels, a Bluetooth connection and USB socket as standard.

Despite the bump in equipment levels, prices have actually fallen, with an entry-level car now costing £7,995 - that's £700 less than the cheapest version of the outgoing model.

See first official pictures of the 107's sister car, the Citroen C1, here.

 

 

 

 

 

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At last, they've dropped the stupid chrome strip from the front. I have an '08 plate 107 which is great, 5-door Urban Move with Air Con and Rev Counter. If I decide to replace it the 107 is once again worth consideration.

Notice how they've reduced the price on these, hastily added a mild update etc, all since the launch of the VW Up! and just before the arrival of the SEAT Mii and excellent Skoda Citigo.
For the 107/Aygo/C1 to be competitive, they'll have to do more than just lower prices - they'll have to improve quality and customer care too. The smart money goes on the Citigo.

A reconditioned reskin of Daihatsu's Charade - the new Citigo? Mmm no thanks - even IF the customer services need improving, this facelift keeps the Aygo/107 crowd fresh. VAG need to be more enterprising - so much for SEAT trying to carve its own identity- Skoda should just have the 5 door version, SEAT should do a coupe version and give VW the Lupo/Fox replacement in 3 and 5 door versions and make the cool contrasting colours and skin covers only applicable to the Up.

I do feel sorry for the people that have to drive these small, insignificant cars. Poor souls.

I don't need the sarky, patronising comment above. You are not showing an altruistic spirit, but sneering - uncalled for. I have one of these and love it. No, it wouldn't be my first choice, but driven sensibly, within its limitations, it makes sound sense. So get a life, Neil R, and respect others who might not share your opinions.

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