Peugeot 107 gets new nose, old price

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Extended front headlights further emphasise the cleaner, more elegant front treatment.

Peugeot's cheeky little 107 hatch has been treated to a facelift - inside, outside and even under the bonnet.

It now comes with a five-year or 100 000km warranty and five-year or 100 000km maintenance plan - the only one in its class, says Peugeot SA.

One thing that hasn't changed, however, is the pricing, which is exactly the same as the previous models:

107 Urban R116 500

107 Trendy R127 900

CLEANER, MORE ELEGANT FRONT TREATMENT

The front end of the new 107 has been completely redesigned to reflect the brand's latest design language, with a more pronounced bonnet profile and a central spar to focus the attention on the raised Peugeot Lion emblem.

Extended front headlights further emphasise the cleaner, more elegant front treatment, echoed by a new radiator grille that with a special honeycomb design. The air intakes are slimmer and more subtle than before, while the number plate holder is now mounted higher, above the lower air intake.

The more expensive Trendy model now also has LED daytime running lights that emphasise the side protector profiles, and recessed fog lights with chrome detailing.

SMART BLACK DASHBOARD TRIM

The updated 107 has revised cloth upholstery and new dashboard trim, all in black, while the centre console is home to a new sound system including an MP3-compatible CD player. The Trendy also comes with Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, and a USB slot for flash drives.

Under the bonnet the familiar 998cc three-cylinder delivers the same 50kW at 6000rpm and 93Nm at 3600, driving the front wheels through a five-speed manual gearbox - but its tuning has been tweaked to reduce quoted fuel consumption from 4.6 to 4.3 litres per 100km, pushing CO2 emissions below the 100g/km barrier for the first time.

That should give it a range of about 800km on a 35-litre thankful, or even 900km on the open road, according to Peugeot.

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