The ultracompact Peugeot 107 has been a recognised trend setter in the local passenger car market since its initial launch in 2006 - and its newly announced, updated guise, that trend-setting tradition continues in no uncertain terms.
It might be the smallest member of Peugeot's passenger car line-up, but the newly refreshed 107 has some very big news when it comes to cost of ownership: it is the only car in its class to offer a full five-year/100 000 km maintenance plan, in addition to a five-year/100 000 km warranty.
Full maintenance plans are usually the preserve of premium cars only, but Peugeot has emphasised its commitment to the South African market by introducing a five-year/100 000 km full maintenance plan, in addition to a five-year/100 000 km warranty, across its entire passenger car range.
Substantially facelifted in 2009, the 107 has now undergone a further, significant update. The changes encompass a new styling package for the front end, while the interior benefits from a revised trim package and an improved sound system with a wider range of connectivity options.
Last but not least, the 1,0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine has undergone several refinements to further enhance its already legendary fuel efficiency and low emissions. The familiar 998 cc three-cylinder unit puts out 50 kW of maximum power at 6 000 r/min, linked to a torque peak of 93 Nm at 3 600 r/min. The five-speed manual gearbox, front wheel drive has become even more frugal than before. Combined cycle fuel consumption drops from the previous 4,6 l/100 km to just 4,3 l/100 km. At the same time, CO2 exhaust emissions have been further reduced, and at just 99 g/km, now dip below the 100 g/km mark.
For more on this and any other Peugeot model, contact Peugeot Umhlanga on 031 575 9000 or call in at their showroom at 192 Ridge Road and take one for a test drive.
Peugeot South Africa - Public Relations
PO Box 389, Kelvin 2054
44 Saturn Crescent, Linbro Business Park, Frankenwald, Sandton 2146
Tel : +27 (0) 11879-7400. Fax: +27 (0) 11879-7494.