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Peugeot 108 review - can Peugeot's smallest raise a smile? - Design

Peugeot's 108 city hatch has stiff competition against both its own siblings and the impressive VW Up

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  • Easy to drive and park, tiny footprint ideal for crowded cities
  • Feels unpolished and crude, tiring at high speeds

Design

The Peugeot 108’s design is largely driven by the platform's core requirement to be shared across two companies with rapidly diverging aesthetics. The 108’s subtle, sophisticated grill and headlight treatment is far more grown up and resolved than the Citroen C1's, but then on a fun-loving city car does that really matter?

Our GT-Line car was fitted with 15-inch alloy wheels and some extra brightwork to liven things up a bit, but struggles to go any further than anonymity. The ‘cats-claw’ tail-lights are more distinctive than the C1’s, although the inclusion of a centrally mounted fake exhaust tip is especially annoying considering the actual pipe is to one side (not shown on the non GT-Line model above).

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Aimed squarely at its target audience, the 108 can be specified in a variety of dubious colours and with an optional folding fabric roof panel creating a 500C like quasi-convertible. 

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