Creating a citycar is hard enough. Trying to differentiate a design shared with other brands must be even more difficult. Such was Peugeot's job with this car, the 108.
Like its predecessor, the old 107, this model must share its design and engineering with two rivals, Citroen's C1 and Toyota's Aygo. And, in comparison with the old 107, it had to offer citycar buyers more options - more than one engine option, extra hi-tech, a bit more space and more complete safety provision.
In all these areas, this 108 does indeed improve on what went before and has now been improved still further with the addition of a range of Euro6-compatible engines. In comparison to its two design stablemates, this Peugeot has gone for a classier, more mature look than the C1 and comes with a 1.2-litre engine option you can't get in the Aygo. And all three cars are more efficient and personalisable than even the finest city runabouts from other brands. So, is that enough to put this Peugeot in pole position in this segment? Let's find out.