Peugeot Just Add Fuel enables you to choose a brand new, fashionable, car then make fixed, low cost, monthly payments to cover every cost except fuel. Instalments incorporate the car, motor insurance, excise duty, roadside assistance and servicing – all for 3 years. Hence the term “just add fuel”. To benefit simply:
- pick a vehicle from the manufacturer’s range
- choose the size of your deposit (up to 40%)
- specify your annual mileage (up to 20,000)
The manufacturer calculates the fixed, monthly, payments based on any preferences then there are options at the end the term. Either:
- return the vehicle and start a new finance plan
- return the vehicle and walk away
- purchase the vehicle for a sum agreed at the start of the term
The Peugeot 108 is a compact, city class, hatchback and among the prospects. It is also “full of character” and “stylish”, the manufacturer says. Its purpose is to be easy to manoeuvre in busy, urban, environments so it is only 3,475mm long. In addition, the great visibility and 4.8 metre turning circle make it easy to park.
Low running costs play a significant role, too. Consider the 1.0-litre, 68hp, petrol Active 3-Door version, for example. It averages 68.9mpg, returns 78.5mpg on the extra urban cycle and hits 56.5mpg in town. A fresh, youthful, image further optimises its reputation.
The Peugeot 208 is a larger, supermini class, hatchback which builds on the strengths of its city class sibling. Fashionable styling is among its core strengths. It is “sporty and elegant”, the manufacturer suggests. Features include the twin-tone black/chrome headlamps and the striking radiator grille. The LED, rear, “claw” lights pay homage to the manufacturer’s famous motif.
The 1.2-litre, 82hp, petrol Black Edition is even more striking than most of its siblings. Special features include: gloss black wheels that incorporate white laser engraving, tinted windows, a black grille and black mirror caps that have a flash of white. The multifunction, touchscreen, interface further increases its appeal.
The new Peugeot 308 is a small family class hatchback. Its primary purpose is to be a practical, no-nonsense, sensibly priced workhorse so expect 5 doors, 5 seats and a large 470-litre cargo capacity. It also has “state-of-the art technology to ensure you have an unrivalled driving experience”, its manufacturer concludes.
Note the 1.2-litre, 110hp, petrol Allure for example. Standard features – even though it is far from top of the range – include: front and rear parking sensors, electric parking brake, dual-zone climate control, satellite navigation and a 9.3” touchscreen. The optional city park enables the car to steer automatically into parking spaces while you operate the throttle, gearbox, and brakes.
The Peugeot 2008 is a compact, sports-utility, class vehicle. Its role is to blend chunky, off-road, styling with town friendly proportions and low running costs. Such traits are not traditionally associated with sports-utility models. The 2008 is, therefore, only 4,159mm long and it averages 76.3mpg in some forms.
The 2008 has plenty of traction, too. Consider the 1.2-litre, 130hp, petrol Allure. Grip control is standard and it maximises traction by controlling how much power is sent to each wheel (and how much spin is permitted). Modes are: standard, snow, mud, sand and ESP Off. Mud, for example, permits the wheel with the least grip to spin more than typical to throw slippery mud from its tyre.