Newly updated Peugeot 107 here this month

Peugeot’s 208 GTi Concept

Peugeot’s 208 GTi Concept

A new Peugeot 107 will arrive here this month, featuring a more stylish new face, an upgraded interior, and enhanced equipment. It will have an entry level price of €12,045 ex-works.

The mini or city car also boasts improved economy and lower CO2 emissions, returning a promised combined consumption of 66 mpg (or 4.3 litres / 100km ), and emitting just 99g/ km CO2 for the 1.0 litre petrol five-speed manual version.

The new 107 adopts the new Peugeot face and features a deeper and lower front panel with a housing for the front fog lights, LED daytime running lights, and a redesigned front bumper with a new honeycomb radiator grille.

A new interior colour scheme and new seat upholstery improve the perceived quality of the passenger compartment and give it a touch of refinement.

For 2012, the 107’s packaging belies a compact wheelbase that remains unchanged. The cabin provides plenty of space to transport four people in comfort. The boot offers 139 litres of space.

There will be one five-door Active model on offer in Ireland, with a choice of a 1.0 litre petrol five-speed manual or a 1.0 litre two-tronic gearbox (104g CO2 ). Front fog lamps, four speakers, and low rolling resistance tyres now come as standard on the Active model and the two-tronic model will be fitted with a leather steering wheel and leather gear-knob.

Peugeot tells us that the 107 range in Ireland also offers even better value than ever with their four year warranty and four year roadside recovery offer up to the end of March 2012. And they remind us that finance is also available from 4 per cent APR.

Over 650,000 Peugeot 107s have been produced since 2005 in Europe. The 107’s appeal, along with its accomplished economical three-cylinder petrol engine, has helped Peugeot take a lead in low-CO2 urban motoring in Europe, and this is now strengthened further with emissions of just 99 g/km of CO2. The Peugeot 107 is a sister model of the Citroen C1 and Toyota Aygo.

Peugeot revealing two concept cars in Geneva

Peugeot will present two expressions of their upmarket trend in the supermini segment. These concept cars interpret the generation leap already defined by the new 208 but in different contexts.

The XY Concept is intended for city dwellers who love distinction and refinement, whereas the GTi Concept re-generates an iconic legend.

The first sensations are completely visual and evident as soon as the GTi Concept is revealed. Instantly characterised by being the performance icon of the 208, it features chequered-flag motifs that embellish the metal mesh of the grille.

The first thing that attracts you with the 208 and especially with these two concepts is the detailing of the signature LED headlamp design, which is prominently visible both day and night.

This precision continues with the integrated style components adorning the bodywork. Wheel arches have wing extensions, and bodywork with sills enhance the stance.

Other distinctive exterior features include: double chromed exhaust tailpipes, aero lower bodywork spoilers, and lower sill skirt extensions that all capture the signature badging.

Placed within the grille is the brushed aluminium GTi Concept logo that can also be found on the rear quarter panels, as a salute to its illustrious predecessor - the legendary 205 GTi.

On the inside, the passenger compartment is a true GTi environment, with a characteristic sports leather stitched steering wheel, the treatment of which is replicated on the sides of the gear lever, double stitching in the seats and enhanced with LED backlighting to the surrounds of the high-tech instruments. The sports seats are trimmed with Nappa leather on the outer section, and cloth in the centre with an embossed tartan motif, and a leather head restraint. More on this after the Geneva Motor Show next month.

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