Previewing the 2015 Peugeot 108 before Geneva Motor Show 2014
|   Friday, February 21, 2014
The Peugeot 108 is set to be the lightest and most fuel efficient vehicle in class, when it is unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year. Peugeot has confirmed plans to bring it into showrooms by July this year, while a range of fuel efficient three cylindered engines have been installed to provide better fuel efficiency and performance. Weighing an average 850 kg, this vehicle will be co-produced with Citroen and Toyota, who will come up with respective variants soon.


Measuring 3.47 x 1.6 m (length x breadth), this vehicle comes in the form of three and five door variants. An additional convertible variant is soon to be unveiled, although we are unaware of what Peugeot has in mind regarding these models. Official prices are yet to be unveiled, even though its convertible will sport a £1000 premium pricing over standard variants.

This electronic convertible hard top should measure about 80 x 76 cm (length x breadth), which opens in steps. Sophisticated styling and designing is in place, while engineers at Peugeot have gone the extra mile, to bring in a sense of completion in this model. We expect this to be carried forward to future models too. We have also been told of a special lion's claw mark vinyl, on the rear tail lamp cluster of this vehicle.

Even though its exterior has been heavily face lifted, the interior looks like it has been lifted right off a premium segment vehicle. Interior details should be disclosed soon and we are keeping regular tab on Peugeot's plans for unveiling a proto type. A 7 inch touch screen, controlling every infotainment measure on this vehicle, has been installed on its central console.

An updated MirrorLink system is in place, which can connect to nearby BlackBerry, Android and Windows devices. Push start button, dual zone climate control, air conditioning along with keyless entry, are some of its basic features. Peugeot is offering three trim levels – Allure, Active and Access – initially, while a 1.0 liter VTi engine displacing 68 BHP is in place. Low CO2 emissions, along with better fuel efficiency are on offer, while official figures claim figures near 97 g/km of CO2, for its base variants.

Three petrol and two diesel engine options are in place, along with a five speed automated or manual transmission system. Peugeot aims at delivering fuel efficient and cheap to run vehicles for the mass market and this as a result has helped them gain access to mass markets. MacPherson strut suspension is in place, while its rear axle is designed from a specifically designed tube.

Engineers at Peugeot claim that this is light weight and better in all respects, while helps with fuel efficiency and better performance. Six air bags are added for standard safety precautions, while ABS is offered on certain trim levels. Automated lighting is available, with rear view cameras taking care of parking difficulties. We are currently waiting to provide a comprehensive drive test review, which is possible only after a complete drive test.
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