Peugeot 108 with loads of options and nothing else
|   Wednesday, July 09, 2014
It is the season for hatchbacks as far as automobile market is concerned. Companies like Volkswagen and Honda already had their three door and five door hatchbacks in market and now other competing brands such as Citroen and Peugeot are releasing their very own hatchbacks onto the market.

The latest from Peugeot is Peugeot 108. Although it has no such strikingly different features than other similar cars in same category, all these cars are trying to capture the market with low prices and improved fuel economy, compromising quality.
Number of flaws in Peugeot 108 is really disturbing, unless you like cheap and noisy cars.

While most hatchbacks are being offered with ample boot space along with cabin space, boot space in 108 is rather constricted. It is in fact, lesser than 200 liters which gives all other competitors a major advantage. Then there is the problem of cheap interiors to cut down cost. And also a non-adjustable steering wheel and lack of proper visibility adds to driving risks.

However, Peugeot has tried to cover up these flaws with a huge number of options that they seem to offer on all aspects of this car. First of all there is a five door as well as a three door option available. On top of that, along with a standard hatchback body design, there is an additional body type named Top, with a automatically retractable fabric roof.

After that, there are options available on engines as well. A standard three cylinder gasoline engine with a capacity of 1 liter is available. But in addition to that, 1.2 liter engine is also being offered. What's troubling about this particular option is that in both the cases, this car starts vibrating violently on start up. Also the noise gets out of hand at times.

After that, there are 6 different personalization schemes, each of which are available at a cost of 350 GBP. They are Tattoo, Sport, Barcode, Kilt, Dressy and last but not the least, Diamond. All these promises some serious changes in Peugeot 108 look and feel wise, but do not do much performance wise. An additional personalization scheme, known as Dual, is available only on the three door variant.

There are four different trim options as well which are available on this car. First of them is Access. It has three door body with 14 inch wheels and 1.0 liter engine, costing a little over 8000 GBP.

Next in line is Active, with first noticeable change being 15 inch steel wheels. Then there are additional features like DAB digital radio and 7 inch touch screens. Features like manual air conditioning and rear headrests are also included here.

Third in this set is Allure, coming with 15 inch alloy wheels. Shifting from infotainment and comfort features, this trim level introduces safety features and related things like front fog lights, reversing camera, privacy glass and what not.

Feline is the last of the trim levels, and is dedicated to making the car look more sophisticated than it actually is.
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