Sit in the 108 and the changes compared to the old car are instantly clear. Exposed body-coloured metal has been replaced by plastic trim on the doors which gives the car a more grown up feel.
Keeping things looking suitably youthful are optional bright coloured plastic surrounds for the air vents and the seven-inch infotainment system (fitted to Active models and above). It has to be said, though, plastic quality falls behind that of the Up and the Hyundai i10.
Peel back the fabric roof, which can be specified in all but entry-level Access trim, and the interior is filled with light. It’s a nifty feature on a car of this price, but it does have its drawbacks and with the roof down the infotainment screen can be hard to read in direct sunlight, while an annoying whistle can be heard at speed.
Fun design, but a VW Up’s interior is a lot more classy
Only top-of-the-range Allure models come with sat-nav fitted as standard, but Active models (one up from the bottom of the range) get an infotainment screen with Mirrorlink. That means Android phone apps – for things like sat-nav and music streaming – are compatible with the Peugeot’s seven-inch screen. Sadly, though, the same does not apply for Apple users.