Updated Peugeot 107 revealed

  • New Peugeot 107 gets minor updates
  • Low emissions means free road tax
  • On sale in February 2012 for £7,995

Peugeot's compact city car, the 107, has received a series of updates to improve its appeal while lowering running costs.

Technical tweaks means that the 107's 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine now emits just 99g/km of CO2. That's a reduction of 4g/km of CO2 compared to previous versions.

As a result, it now qualifies for free road tax and showroom tax. With a claimed improved average fuel economy of 66mpg, a low insurance group and inexpensive servicing, Peugeot's new 107 should prove a very cost-effective car to run.

Its 1.0-litre engine outputs a moderate 68bhp and 93Nm of pulling power. This allows the 107 to accelerate from 0-62mph in 14.2 seconds, when coupled to a five-speed manual gearbox. You're not going to find yourself doing much overtaking, but it should be enough for around town driving and the odd motorway trip.

Externally, the 107 gets cosmetic updates to its styling that include redesigned bumpers and LED daytime running lights.

Three trim levels are on offer, bringing the car in line with other models in Peugeot's range. Buyers can pick from Access, Active and Allure models, as well as having the choice between three and five-door versions.

This new line-up offers improved levels of equipment compared to previous versions. Air conditioning is now standard on Active editions, while Allure versions come with alloy wheels, a rev counter and Bluetooth and USB connectivity. These features, including the LED daytime running lights, are all-new for the 107 range.

The new Peugeot 107 goes on sale in February 2012, with prices starting at £7,995 for the entry-level three-door Access version.

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