We are not exaggerating when we say that the A-segment is shrinking visibly. For example, there is no Ka in the range at Ford, Opel gave up both the Adam and the Karl surprisingly quickly and Skoda and Seat are now also doing it without Citigo and Mii. The technically identical Volkswagen Up! will live on for a while, in addition to a few such as the Kia Picanto, Hyundai i10 and Fiat 500. Toyota also proposed a new Aygo (X), although it plays a bit cheating with its crossover body and Yaris chassis. So you notice it: it is storming in the smallest segment.
In Peugeot 108?
They have also noticed this at Citroën, because after a career of 17 years and 1.2 million copies sold, the French are pulling the plug on the C1 name. The very last copy will soon roll off the production line at the Czech factory in Kolin, and there will be no immediate successor to the city car. Citroën claims that its range offers sufficient alternative options for former C1 candidates. For example, the manufacturer likes to offer you a more spacious but also more expensive C3, or you can also go for an electric Ami moped if you really only need to be in the city.
Now that Citroën is leaving the A-segment, it is no longer a question of whether the technically identical Peugeot 108 may continue to live, but rather how long it may continue to do so. Toyota also announced the end of its current Aygo — nor such a distant cousin of the C1 and 108 — so we don’t think there is any chance that the factory in Kolin will remain open to just assemble the small Peugeot. So expect a similar obituary about the 108 soon.