The Peugeot 207 is a supermini car (B) manufactured and marketed by French automaker Peugeot from 2006 to 2014. It was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 2006, and entered production in April 2006, as the successor to the Peugeot 206. It was then superseded itself by the Peugeot 208 in April 2012.
|Assembly||France: Poissy (Poissy Plant)|
Spain: Madrid (Madrid Plant)
Slovakia: Trnava (Trnava Plant)
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Supermini car (B)|
|Body style||3-door hatchback|
2-door coupé cabriolet (207 CC)
5-door estate/station wagon (207 SW)
4-door sedan (207 SD)
|Platform||PSA PF1 platform|
|Engine||1.4 L I4 (petrol)|
1.4 L I4 VTi (petrol)
1.4 L I4 HDi (diesel)
1.6 L I4 VTi (gasoline)
1.6 L I4 (turbo) THP (gasoline)
1.6 L I4 HDi (diesel)
2.0 L I4 HDi (diesel)
|Wheelbase||2,540 mm (100.0 in)|
|Length||4,045 mm (159.3 in) (hatchback)|
4,164 mm (163.9 in) (station wagon)
4,037 mm (158.9 in) (coupé)
|Width||1,748 mm (68.8 in)|
|Height||1,472 mm (58.0 in)|
|Curb weight||1,243–1,283 kg (2,740–2,829 lb)|
Peugeot 2008 (207 SW)
The launch for the United Kingdom was on 8 June 2006. Amicus and the TGWU, both unions representing workers at PSA's manufacturing plant in Ryton, Coventry, chose the same day to launch a campaign calling for the boycott of PSA's Peugeot and Citroën vehicles in the United Kingdom, to protest against the company's plans to close the plant. Peugeot's United Kingdom sales grew, despite the resulting boycott.
Design and specificationEdit
The 207 was the successor to the 206. The 207 was based on a modified version of the platform used for the Citroën C3 and was built in Poissy (France), Madrid (Spain) and a new plant in Trnava, Slovakia.
Initially, three petrol engines were available: 1.4-litre 8v with 75 or 16v 90 hp (67 kW; 91 PS) and 1.6 litre 16v with 110 bhp (82 kW; 112 PS). From the end of 2006, the 1.4 and 1.6 16v models were replaced by the new 1.4 vti 95 bhp (71 kW; 96 PS) and 1.6 vti a 120 bhp (89 kW; 122 PS) Valvetronic engines.
Two turbocharged and intercooled versions, one with 150 bhp (112 kW; 152 PS), and the other with 175 bhp (130 kW; 177 PS) were also added to the range. The latter four engines result from the cooperation agreement between PSA and the BMW Group; and can also be found in the Mini Cooper S. The diesel powered engines available are a 1.4 litre 70 hp (52 kW) or a 1.6 litre HDi with maximum output of 90 hp (67 kW) or 110 hp (82 kW), the latter with the addition of an intercooler.
The 207 was available as a three or five door hatchback, a 207 SW station wagon and the 207 coupé cabriolet (207 CC), which was launched in December 2006, as a replacement for the ageing 206 CC retractable hardtop, with engine choice limited to either the 1.6l HDi or 1.6l Vti.
A GTI (or RC in some markets) version was also available, with the THP175 175 hp (130 kW) turbocharged 1.6 litre engine. A GT (or Limitee) version is also available, but is only sold with the THP150 150 hp (110 kW) turbocharged 1.6 litre engine, and also features a glass roof.
Both the GTI and GT versions are sold exclusively with manual gearboxes. The car was facelifted in July 2009, receiving a slightly smaller grille and revised front lighting, including new fog lamp housings, along with LED lights on the rear. Some engine management software changes were also made, boosting the power of the GTI from 175 hp (130 kW) to 184 hp (137 kW).
Le Mans Special EditionEdit
After just securing the top three positions in qualifying for the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, Peugeot had fittingly released details for a Peugeot 207 Le Mans Series special edition model. With only 2,000 units produced, the 207 Le Mans Series was distinguished on the outside with a sport front bumper with Shadow aluminium grille and Black Chrome headlights.
The body side moldings, bumpers strips, and side view mirror housings were painted body color, while a long racing stripe got trimmed along the bonnet, roof, and rear spoiler. Other decal accents included a Peugeot logo, striping on the doors and Le Mans logos on the liftgate. Also special multispoke 17 inch Pitlane aluminium wheels set the tone of the vehicle. Exterior colours were Banquise White and Obsidien Black.
Carried over from the 207 RC, the interior received granium finish decor with front and rear bucket seats as well as RC front and rear mat covers. The steering wheel too, with a granium finish ring and numbered from 1 to 2,000. The gearshift lever knob, pedal assembly, foot rest and door sill are in aluminium.
Three engines were available with the 207 Le Mans Series. Starting with the 1.6 HDi 16v 110 hp DPFS and 1.6 THP150 16v 150 hp engines each of which receive a chrome plated single exhaust pipe. The top 1.6 THP175 16v 175 hp received a chrome plated dual exhaust pipe.
The Peugeot 207 met with mixed reviews, facing criticism for the design of its interior, for the quality of its gearbox, and for its handling, with the latter two issues also identified in the GTI version.
Autocar magazine said the Peugeot 207 hatchback was "safely played and as such lacks charm, verve and difference". It did receive praise for its value, safety and styling. Reviewers feared that it would prove unreliable, and one car insurer named it the fourth least reliable vehicle. The CC version was better received, with Top Gear motoring magazine describing it as "a decent new version of one of the originals...of the tin top cabrio breed".
Despite this lack of acclaim, it has sold well in Britain, being the sixth best selling car overall (and third in the supermini sector) in 2007, with more than 67,000 examples being sold.
At the 2006 Geneva Motor Show Peugeot also unveiled a sporty concept car based on the 207 and badged as the 207 RCup. This Super 2000 version is powered by a 2.0 litre petrol engine with maximum output of 280 hp (209 kW; 284 PS) and is intended as a successor for the 206 World Rally Car which was successfully used by Peugeot in the World Rally Championship, where it helped the team winning the manufacturers' championship in 2000, 2001 and 2002.
Peugeot 207 EpureEdit
Peugeot 207 Super 2000Edit
A Super 2000 version of the Peugeot 207 is used in the Super 2000 World Rally Championship as well as several rally championships across Europe. The 2008 European Rally drivers' champion and the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Intercontinental Rally Challenge drivers' champions drove 207 Super 2000s.
In China and South America, a sedan version is marketed under the Peugeot 207 nameplate since November 2008. The model is based on the platform of the predecessor model, the Peugeot 206, and features the front end of the facelifted version 206+, which resembles the Peugeot 207.
Sales and productionEdit
|Year||Worldwide production||Worldwide sales||Notes|
|2009||386,400||411,100||206 + introduced.|
|2011||293,836||296,665||Total production reaches 2,369,549 units.|
|2012||135,400||147,900||Total production reaches 2,504,900 units.|
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