New Peugeot 108 pictures and details revealed

4 Mar, 2014 11:38am Jonathan Burn

New Peugeot 108 supermini debuts at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show

The new Peugeot 108 has been fully revealed at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Renault has revealed the new Twingo, but French rivals Peugeot are hot in their heels revealing full details of the all-new 108.

Just like the 107, this new car was a joint project between Peugeot, Citroen and Toyota, and the new versions of the Aygo and C1 have joined the city car showdown at the Geneva Motor Show.

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At only 3.47m long, the 108 will be one of the most compact city cars on sale, and is shorter than both the VW up! and Hyundai i10. It will also be lighter than all its rivals, and Peugeot claim the three-door version will weigh just 840kgs, which is 85kgs less than the carbon fibre Alfa Romeo 4C.

Peugeot 108: economy

This drastic diet means that every single version emits less than 100g/km of CO2, and there are four different three-pot petrol engines to choose from. Kicking off the range is the 1.0-litre e-VTi that produces 67bhp, driving the front wheels through a five-speed manual gearbox. The most powerful version at launch will be the 1.2-litre VTi, with 81bhp, and the 1.0-litre model also comes with the option of a five-speed semi-auto ‘ETG’ gearbox, but no diesel version is planned.

Peugeot 108 cab open

The exterior design takes its cues from the larger 308, with eyebrow LED strips in the headlights and chrome highlights on the grille and the ‘Roaring Lion’ emblem mounted separately on the bonnet. At the back, the new 108 has a glass tailgate just like Twingo, and there will be three distinct body styles, a three and five-door hatch and the 108 TOP! version that you can see in our pictures, which as the name suggests comes complete with a retractable fabric roof for sunny days.

Peugeot 108: interior

Inside, the 108 feels a lot more hi-tech than before, with a seven-inch touchscreen display (optional on the Active Trim and standard on the Allure) for controlling in-car media, trip computer, Bluetooth and vehicle settings. Yet unlike the 208 the speedometer is mounted on the steering column, while top-spec models will have keyless entry and start as standard.

Despite the compact size, the boot will hold 190 litres of luggage with the seats up, which is slightly less than you get in a Hyundai i10. Fold the seats down and the loading area increases to a respectable 750 litres – not bad for a car this tiny.

To help it stand out in this incredibly competitive market the 108 will come with a huge array of personalization options. Buyers will be able to pick between eight exterior colour schemes – including a pair of dazzling two-tone designs – and the TOP! model with come with a choice of three roof colours, Black, Grey or Purple.

On top of that, Peugeot will offer seven ‘Themes’ which add on extras like decals, stickers, bright trim pieces and seat fabrics, including houndstooth and tartan. The new 108 will be unveiled at Geneva, and is due to go on sale in the UK in July.

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I like Peugeot 108 leaked

This looks good. Be interested to see what its siblings look like.

Looks desperate for attention.

What a totally stupid comment

Its a very sober looking design. Hopefully the Citroen version will have more of a sense of fun about it.

The design doesn't shout "Peugeot" to me as much as that main image says "Nissan Micra". I'm old enough to recall the 205, 106 and 505 Peugeots, which all had a certain style to them, a formula the manufacturer has long since lost.

The four engines are?

Love Peugeot but this simply doesn't do anything for me. I understand the 308's conservatism, that particular market demands it, but the city car market veers toward style and panache. Niether is present in this design. It's not Peugeots designers that are at fault, it's the people responsible for the design brief. We must have more of the famous feline elements that were so abundant in the 80's and 90's designs (both production and experimental).
Poor, very poor indeed and wide of the mark - dissapointed!

What ever happened to French design flair?

Yes. Your comment is a stupid comment.

I thought the supermini sector was competitive but it's looking like Peugeot (and Citroen and Toyota) have invested a pretty penny into the development of this car - it's jam-packed with technology! I don't see many of it's rivals offering a semi-convertible variant. I want one!

An honest, simple car (the 107) seems to have morphed into yet another fashion victim's mode of transport. How sad :-(

Yes I agree. It's a bit drear, rather as if they have decided that they will be another VW/Audi/Skoda stylistically. The Peugeot corporate look is too bland for me. As Citroen is about the only mass market brand which displays any stylistic flair at present (inevitably not every time) fingers crossed that their version will be a bit more inspired

But look where Citroen come reliability wise, and Peugeot too. The PSA group is losing money hand over fist. Their cars are more and more inferior. They had their heydays in the 80's with the BX's and 205s etc.There is only one decent looking Citroen in todays range, the C5. Before that, the C6. The DS range is just overstyled tosh aimed at those who love high depreciation and high maintenance and are generally nothing more than below par cars with a fancy dress on for easily pleased magpies.

Very cute small car! Just love it. It will be a hit!

Your comments suggest a lack of experience

Your personal experience is what exactly?

Nissan Micra??? Don't get me wrong, i'm extremely disappointed with this design.. but nissan micra?

The Citroen Saxo is in the top ten in the reliability index. Citroens cars aren't anymore unreliable than the next car. The problem, is that people who fill in surveys slating Citroens, would not say the same about their audi when it's in the garage every month.

2011 508 Company car - by 36k it was on its 2nd engine, the electrics were constantly playing up, there were dash rattles everywhere, the build quality (or lack of it) after coming from a renault was terrible, and that's saying something. It did look nice though, but I'd not choose another.

Sounds like a Golf which belonged to a colleague's family member where the engine lasted three weeks from new before going terminally bang. All makes have instances of this sort of thing and individual factories, even individual assembly lines, seem more significant than the name on the front. Electrical components, for example, are sourced from a number of suppliers.
The temptation is to regard one's personal experience as typical. Statistically this may well be misleading.

I agree, and even with that, the reliability index shows Citroen ahead of Audi.... so...

God it looks dull.

Yes but the manufacturers choose who make their electrical components and are responsible for the component manufacturer making to their requirements and fault free.