peugeot 207 - a strong and successful 200 year heritage

Monday, 21 June 2010

  • Seventh generation of Peugeot’s legendary “2-Series”
  • Available as a hatchback, CC and SW
  • Range priced from £10,995.00 on-the-road
  • All 207 models ordered in June also come with a free Nokia 5230 smart phone with Satellite Navigation and in-car mounting kit

Peugeot’s popular 207 range has a long and successful heritage which can be traced back to Peugeot’s first “2-series” car in 1930 – the Peugeot 201.

Peugeot’s “2-series” cars have always been a key model for the Marque and provided owners with access to a range of innovative technology not normally found on this type of car.

With Peugeot celebrating its 200th anniversary, it is no coincidence that the “2-series” cars have played a strong role in the success of the company, from the first 201 to the current 207.

It was in 1930 that the first owners were able to drive away in Peugeot’s new 201 saloon, which was the first car to use Peugeot’s current model numbering system and the first mass produced car in the world to be fitted with independent front suspension. In 1938, Peugeot unveiled the 202; unfortunately, with the outbreak of World War II production was interrupted but it was the 202 that restarted Peugeot’s production in Sochaux after the war.

At the Paris Motor Show in 1948, Peugeot unveiled the 203, its first totally new post-war car and again this car benefited from a range of technology not normally found in this market segment. To ensure maximum engine efficiency, the 203’s engine benefited from the use of a hemispherical combustion chamber and inclined valves with a centrally mounted spark plug. This design ensured the engine was as fuel efficient as possible - a strength which remains in all the current 207 engines to this day. The 203 was also Peugeot’s first car to have a modern body shell design rather than a separate chassis. The Peugeot “2-series” was evolving to meet the trends of the time and, like all “2-series” cars, it was very popular with Peugeot customers as it became the first car to exceed sales of 500,000 (Total produced from 1948 to 1960 – 700,000).

The next chapter in the “2-series” story was written with the introduction of the Peugeot 204 in 1965. This model was Peugeot’s first front-wheel drive car and the first car to have all-round independent suspension. The 204 also laid down the format for future front-wheel drive “2-series” models by being available in a number of body styles – saloon, estate, coupe and cabriolet. A total of 1,604,290 Peugeot 204s were sold.

With the motor industry in recession during the early eighties, it would be another “2-series” car which would capture the hearts and minds of the world’s car-owning public, the Peugeot 205.  Launched in 1983, the 205 would become in its many guises the first Peugeot “2-series” vehicle to sell more than 5 million examples.

The success of the 205 would lead to Peugeot designing the now legendary Peugeot 206, the best selling Peugeot car ever. Its cheeky good looks, practicality and fuel efficient engines ensured the 206 was a big hit around the world and, especially, in the UK. Like previous “2-series” models, it introduced owners to a range of technology not previously available in its market segment – multiplexed electrical systems for greater reliability, the first electric folding roof on a mass produced car - the 206 CC - the 120g/km 206 HDi eco to demonstrate Peugeot’s commitment to the environment, the standard fitment of a diesel particulate filter system to reduce particle emissions and the introduction of the first full length glass roof on the 206 Roland Garros.

The popularity of the 206 has resulted in more than 6.8 million examples being sold and the vehicle is still on sale today in many markets around the world.

With this strong heritage to call upon, the current “2-series” car the 207 has evolved into the perfect combination with all the special Peugeot “2-series” DNA. Available in three body-styles – hatchback, SW and CC - the Peugeot 207 perfectly matches the needs of modern families or individuals who need a fuel efficient, versatile and stylish compact car.

The range starts with the three or five door hatchback model powered by a range of class leading petrol and HDi diesel engines with CO2 emissions from 99 to 159 g/km.

Next, the spacious and versatile 207 SW provides increased load capacity, class leading practicality, unbelievable interior ambiance due to the full length glass roof and a level of driving enjoyment not normally found in a small “estate” car. It is available with a choice of two petrol engines and two diesel engines.

For lovers of “wind-in-your-hair” driving, there is the 207 CC Coupé Cabriolet which builds on all the strengths of the 206 CC and is available with three different engine options, and an HDi diesel model which qualifies for zero vehicle excise duty.

fficiency, whether in driving dynamics or engine efficiency, has always been a strength of the Peugeot “2-series” models. The 207 is the king of them all with 26 models in the range qualifying for zero vehicle excise duty and all models benefiting from Peugeot’s extensive knowledge of vehicle dynamics.

All 207 models registered in June come with a free Nokia 5230 smartphone with inbuilt satellite navigation with free future updates and an in-car mounting kit.


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207 Model Range

  On-the-road Price CO2 Emissions First Year VED
Hatchback 3-Door Models   
Urban 1.4 8v 75 £10,995.00 145 £125.00
Urban HDi 70 £11,895.00 115 £0.00
S 1.4 8v 75 with A/C £11,995.00 145 £125.00
Millesim 1.4 8v 75 £11,995.00 145 £125.00
S 1.4 VTi 95 with A/C £12,395.00 137 £110.00
Millesim 1.4 VTi 95 £12,395.00 137 £110.00
S 1.4 16v 2-Tronic 90 with A/C £12,895.00 146 £125.00
S HDi 70 with A/C £12,895.00 115 £0.00
Millesim HDi 70 £12,895.00 115 £0.00
99g Economique £13,495.00 99 £0.00
S HDi 90 with A/C £13,595.00 115 £0.00
Millesim HDi 90 £13,595.00 115 £0.00
Sport 1.4 VTi 95 £13,595.00 137 £110.00
Sport 1.6 VTi 120 £14,295.00 139 £110.00
99g Economique + £14,395.00 99 £0.00
S16 1.6 VTi 120 £14,695.00 141 £125.00
Sport 1.6 VTi 120 Automatic £15,295.00 159 £155.00
Allure 1.6 VTi 120 £14,945.00 139 £110.00
Sport HDi 90 £14,795.00 117 £0.00
Sport HDi 112 FAP £15,645.00 119 £0.00
Hatchback 5-Door Models   
Urban 1.4 8v 75 £11,595.00 145 £125.00
Urban HDi 70 £12,495.00 115 £0.00
S 1.4 8v 75 with A/C £12,595.00 145 £125.00
Millesim 1.4 8v 75 £12,595.00 145 £125.00
S 1.4 VTi 95 with A/C £12,995.00 137 £110.00
Millesim 1.4 VTi 95 £12,995.00 137 £110.00
S 1.4 16v 2-Tronic 90 with A/C £13,495.00 146 £125.00
S HDi 70 with A/C £13,495.00 115 £0.00
Millesim HDi 70 £13,495.00 115 £0.00
99g Economique £14,095.00 99 £0.00
S HDi 90 with A/C £14,195.00 115 £0.00
Millesim HDi 90 £14,195.00 115 £0.00
Sport 1.4 VTi 95 £14,195.00 137 £110.00
Sport 1.6 VTi 120 £14,895.00 139 £110.00
99g Economique + £14,995.00 99 £0.00
Allure 1.6 VTi 120 £15,545.00 139 £110.00
Sport 1.6 VTi 120 Automatic £15,895.00 159 £155.00
Sport HDi 90 £15,395.00 117 £0.00
Sport HDi 112 FAP £16,245.00 119 £0.00
SW   
S 1.4 VTi 90 with A/C £13,835.00 137 £110.00
Millesim 1.4 VTi 95 with A/C £14,035.00 137 £110.00
S HDi 90 with A/C £14,935.00 117 £0.00
Millesim HDi 90 with A/C £15,135.00 117 £0.00
Sport 1.4 VTi 95 £15,435.00 137 £110.00
Sport 1.6 VTi 120 £16,135.00 140 £110.00
Sport 1.6 VTi 120 Auto £17,135.00 164 £155.00
Sport HDi 90 £16,535.00 119 £0.00
Sport HDi 112 FAP £17,385.00 119 £0.00
Outdoor 1.6 VTi 120 £16,335.00 148 £125.00
Outdoor HDi 90 £16,735.00 125 £0.00
Outdoor HDi 112 FAP £17,585.00 124 £0.00
CC   
Sport 1.6 VTi 120 £17,095.00 149 £125.00
Allure 1.6 VTi 120 £18,090.00 150 £125.00
Sport 1.6 VTi 120 Auto £18,095.00 169 £250.00
Sport HDi 112 FAP £18,345.00 125 £0.00
GT 1.6 VTi 120 £18,545.00 150 £125.00
GT 1.6 VTi 120 Auto £19,545.00 171 £250.00
GT THP 156 £19,595.00 170 £250.00
GT HDi 112 FAP £19,795.00 127 £0.00

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