The Peugeot 107 has been relegated to 'average' in the city car market, being outclassed by the Hyundai i10
What is it?
This is the facelifted Peugeot 107, the French manufacturer’s popular city car. The car is near identical to the Citroen C1 and Toyota Aygo and has been around since 2005, so it’s time for a spruce-up.
The front bumper is now a little more aggressive, replacing the smiley mouth with a gaping grille that gives the car a passing resemblance to a puffer fish.
But there are also neat styling touches such as the neatly integrated rear door on the five-door version.
What’s it like?
If you liked the previous Peugeot 107, you’ll like this because it is mechanically identical.
Peugeot has tweaked the ECU slightly so that the 1.0-litre three-pot motor now returns 62.7mpg on the combined cycle instead of 61.3mpg – not a big change but an impressive figure nonetheless.
Performance is the same despite an increase of 1bhp to 68bhp (70lb ft of torque), which means that 0-60mph takes 14.2 seconds.
It’s a gutsy little unit, though, and makes a pleasing sound, so nipping around town can be fun.
There is an impressive turning circle and the light steering makes parking easy.
We tested the mid-range Peugeot 107 Urban, which has standard features over the Urban Lite such as electric front windows, side airbags and remote central door locking.
The Peugeot 107 Urban now comes in two all-new colours; ‘Mandalin Orange’ and ‘Electra Blue’ supplement the existing range of Raven Black, Citrus Yellow, Laser Red, Carbon Grey and Zircon Grey.
Inside little has changed, and there is still the intriguing back-lit translucent panel for the heating/ventilation. Overall it is airy and roomy for a car this size.
Should I buy one?
For a city car the 107 Urban ticks all the right boxes - nippy, easy to drive, spacious - bar one.
The Peugeot 107 Urban is quite expensive for what is supposed to be a cheap car. It costs more, in fact, than a Hyundai i10 Style, which has a bigger engine, more power and heated seats.
Maybe it is time Peugeot looked at a more comprehensive update.