smallest car, the 106 hatchback, has come top of the rapidly expanding city car sales
league according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
In 1998 sales of the 106 hit a record 51,000 cars putting it comfortably ahead of its
nearest city car rival and perfectly complementing the successful launch of its larger
sibling - the Peugeot 206.
Pert styling, compact proportions and hatchback versatility make the Peugeot 106 ideal
urban transport, but it is the budget priced Zest range of 106s which has really caught
the publics eye.
Over 25,000 new owners took possession of a 106 Zest last year.
The Zest range was introduced nine months ago and was designed to appeal to a growing
group of metropolitan customers who are demanding stylish small cars at more affordable
The 1999 Zest range has been upgraded to offer even better value.
It now consists of seven separate models offering 3 or 5-door flexibility, a choice of
petrol or diesel engines and three different levels of specification.
You can drive away a 3-door Zest for £7,120 which, currently, includes one years
car insurance and 12 months road fund licence.
It is powered by a lively but economical 1.1 litre, 60bhp, petrol engine, coupled to a
five speed gearbox.
Fuel consumption is an impressive 42.2 mpg for the mixed urban/out of town driving
Side impact absorbent padding, pyrotechnically pretensioned seat belts, tinted glass
and a double angled drivers door mirror come as part of a standard 106 safety
Specification levels on all Zest models are high and include internally adjustable door
mirrors, height adjustable front head restraints, an underseat stowage tray, front door
stowage bins, stereo radio/cassette, transponder engine immobiliser and visible security
Prices of 106 Zests range from £7,120 to £8,870 on the road.
The special edition 106 Quiksilver and the high performance 106GTi complete the 106
line up for 1999.