The smallest model in the Peugeot range, the 108 is a fun and vibrant city car. The Peugeot 108 is only available in a 1.0 litre engine with manual transmission on the Motability Scheme.
Why the Peugeot 108?
The Peugeot 108 is a worthy competitor in the Motability category. It is a comfortable city car, very well equipped and it also delivers excellent performance. The Peugeot 108 is a compact car that runs well; it isn’t a large and invasive car to manoeuvre, which makes this a great Motability choice. Its size means that it is easier to park, drive and feels light. It is a four door car and is a manual front wheel-drive. A front wheel-drive also offers better driving capacities in poor weather such as snow and ice.
The bump attenuation of the Peugeot 108 is surprisingly good in relation to the size of the vehicle. The 108 also copes well even with large potholes and the suspension is reasonable. Peugeot 108 comes in two engine versions: one with a volume of 1.0 liters, with a robotic gearbox, and the other (which we examined) with a Pure-Tech engine with a volume of 1.2 liters, with a manual gearbox only and 82 hp. S. This is the same engine that is also installed in the Peugeot 208 and even in the 2008. The acceleration to 100 km/h takes about 11 short seconds in 108, an impressive figure in relation to the segment; so it’s a nifty car that offers plenty of benefits to its driver.
This engine is efficient and flexible. The torque peak is already obtained at 2,750 rpm and the power is available all the time. The performance of the engine, combined with the manual gearbox, will allow good integration in all road conditions. Fuel consumption is quite reasonable: about 13 km per liter in a strenuous test, and about 15 km per liter under normal conditions in combined use. It is quite an affordable car, well worth noting for those in the motability scheme; that is what makes this car such a good motor.
Inside the car
The interior is rich, and includes a 7-inch screen, control of the phone and sound system from the steering wheel, speed limiter, system for monitoring tire pressure, climate control (with a strange location of the air conditioner openings), built-in Bluetooth. It allows you to safely drive even when you may need to connect your smartphone for a conversation; it can be run through Bluetooth.
In addition to its great interiors, the car has 6 airbags, stability and braking controls, a height-adjustable steering wheel and even a reasonable cab, compared to the 107. Overall the instrumentation is impressive in relation to the price. Safety is paramount with Peugeots and they have been a great choice of car for many years. When looking to purchase on the Motability scheme, the Peugeot 108 not only boasts great features, but also a great looking car!
Peugeot 108 continues the design language of the Peugeot cars, which is mainly reflected in the design of the car's front - the headlights of the car are reminiscent of a cat's eyes, and perhaps also the famous and old lion logo. The 108 looks nice and up to date which means that you can feel good about the car that you’re driving. The trunk is on the smaller size (196 litres) with a slightly high loading threshold but makes for easy access when storing shopping or other equipment that may be used for walking aids etc. The rear seats fold easily and separately to create a fairly large cargo area (780 litres). There are plenty of colours to choose from, already you may have seen the pure white or fiery red Peugeot 108s on the road, eye-catching and trendy. If this happens to be your first ever car, it is certainly a good option. It is easy to drive, adjustable for your requirements and offers a generally comfortable ride. Efficient, and friendly!