Thursday, 5 January 2012 12:42 PM
Beating Citroen’s new C1 city car into the showrooms by two months is Peugeot’s refreshed take on the same base model; their 2012-spec 107,
with a cleaner and sharper act to keep up with the revised C1, so it’s definitely happy days for cheeky, fun ‘n’ frugal city car fans throughout the UK.
Here’s our full test drive report on the current Peugeot 107; an endearing and competent around-towner.
So, what’s new for the new Peugeot 107? Well, most obvious is its redesigned front bumper, complete with fashionable LED running lights, while the interior is said to have been improved and, as part of the restyle of the 107 range, there will now be three trim levels to choose from, in line with the naming strategy of other Peugeot models; Access, Active and Allure. And for the first time with the 107, if you pays your extra money, you can now takes your extra choice of more modern interior treats, such as Peugeot Connect Bluetooth, USB connectivity and those aforementioned LED daytime running lights.
The mid-trim 107 Active, for example, gets air conditioning, alloy wheels and rev counter,
as standard. But, you’re unlikely to miss the comforting thrum from the perky 3-cylinder motor anyway.
That 1-litre, 3-cylinder petrol motor has upped its mpg-game for 2012; from 62.7mpg to 66mpg, at the same time now ducking under the 100g/km of CO2 mark needed to beat road tax, and the London congestion charge. These headline figures alone will pop the cherry on top of an already appealing city car.
Your new-for-2012, 99g/km CO2 Peugeot 107 range will start at £7,995 when it goes on sale next month, compared to £7,195 for the current 103g/km car.
By Daniel Anslow
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