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2009 Peugeot 207 news, pictures, and information
One million 207 vehicles produced alreadyLaunched in spring 2006, the 207 has crossed the peak of one million vehicles produced in less than two years after its commercial launch.
Sold in over a hundred countries, the 207 has achieved major commercial success, which in 2007 enabled it to exceed its worldwide sales objective by more than 20,000 units, to 521,000 vehicles.
The 207 is the leader of the B §egmènt in Europe
With 440,000 vehicles registered in 2007 during its first full sales year, the 207 became the B §egmènt leader in Europe. This §egmènt, which represents almost a third of the European markets, is one of the most competitive §egmènts, containing more than 70 models on sale. In the market of coupé cabriolets, the 207 CC followed in the tracks of the 206 CC by also taking the top position of its §egmènt, wîth almost 45 000 vehicles sold in 2007.
For the start of 2008, the 207 has continued its launch success and has confirmed this position as the market leader in Europe.
Success that relies on a wide model range.
In less than two years, Peugeot has sold the widest model range in the §egmènt, offering a 207 model suited to everyone's needs, thanks to its various body styles and very specific characteristics.
|Engine : 1.4 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 75 hp
Torque: 90 ft-lbs
- April 2006: three and five-door hatch
- September 2006: 207 1.6 l THP, petrol engine wîth a turbocharger and
direct injection, resulting from the co-operation of the PSA Peugeot Citroën
– BMW Group.
- February 2007: 207 CC
- April 2007, 207 RC
- July 2007: 207 SW
- November 2007: 207 SW Outdoor and 207 SW RC.
Each of these body styles draws its engine from a model range consisting of the latest generation of petrol engines and three diesel engines. These engines set the standard in terms of equipment, whether it is performance,
smooth operation and flexibility, but also in terms of environmental efficiency thanks to low fuel consumption figures and CO2 emissions. Each of the body styles in the 207 range has introduced some significant innovations to this §egmènt.
The hatch can be distinguished by its passenger compartment split into two interior trim levels, black and natural, whose textures are suggestive of quality.
As for the 207 CC, this model has introduced an elegant finish of integral leather, including the dashboard, along wîth the pyrotechnic safety arches, a new level of safety equipment for the §egmènt.
Capitalising on the SW concept, in addition to its panoramic glass roof and opening rear screen, the 207 SW offered a 'magic' rear bench seat exclusive to the §egmènt, which can be folded down in just one move, providing a fully flat floor loading space.
Perpetuating the legend of small and sporty, the 207 RC, equipped wîth the 1.6 L THP 128 kW (approx. 175 bhp engine) introduced a major innovation: the SSP system (Steering Stability Programme) gradually extended to the
updated versions of the 1.6 L THP 150 bhp. and the 1.6 L HDi FAP 110 bhp. Únder certain braking conditions, this equipment combines the ESP function wîth the vehicle's electrical variable power-assisted §teering system. The SSP system improves the stability and the vehicle stopping time in a straight line when braking on surfaces that have different levels of grip between the right and left-hand wheels.
An industrial production system spread over three European sites The 207 is built at three sites spread throughout Europe, at a rate of 2 500 vehicles/day. The three and five-door 207, the 207 RC, the 207 SW, and the 207 variants Outdoor and RC are produced in the Poissy factory, located in the Paris region.
Since 2006, the factory of Trnava in Slovakia has been producing the three and five-door 207 body styles; the factory at Madrid in Spain builds the 207 CC as well as the three and five-door versions of the 207.
A car that has already received many awards of distinction
The 207 has been viewed as a distinguished model by the press in various countries and in particular has been awarded the title of 'Car of the Year 2007' in Spain, 'Auto Europa 2007' in Italy and ''Import Car of the Year' in
Satisfied owners of the 207!
Appreciated for its assertive and high quality style, the 207 is also appreciated for its smooth driving performance and road handling qualities. The quality of finish and interior comfort are other elements which have contributed towards this satisfaction.
On its own behalf, the 207 CC is seductive wîth its style lines and CC design signified by the ease of conversion from a coupé to a cabriolet. The 207 has also experienced a hectic lift in motoring competitions In 2007, the 207 Super 2000 toppled two crowns (driver and manufacturer titles) in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC), as well as the national titles in Portugal and Poland. 2008 will see numerous outings of the 207 Super 2000 by Peugeot, in Belgium, Spain, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Sweden.
The Spider 207, which becomes the Spider THP, will be involved in an eight trial European promotion formula series, which will be fought by lifting the curtain on the Le Mans Series courses, in which Peugeot Sport takes
part in 2008 wîth the 908 HDi FAP.
Finally, the Peugeot Sport Race Meetings in France and similar formula series in other European countries will enable many enthusiasts to come face to face at the wheel of the 207 LW THP. This formula, which totalled
50 participants in 2007, will see 70 new cars line up in the coming weeks, over the Spring and relay courses.
There are already two newcomers to the 207 model range in 2008! The 207 CC Roland Garros is available from this Spring. This special edition wîth a distinctive character is available in Obsidien black or Ermitage grey wîth a special two-tone leather trim interior and carrying the tennis tournament logo.
Another new feature, the 207 receives the new 2-Tronic gearbox combined wîth the 1.4 litre 16v 65 kW petrol engine ( 90 bhp). This manual sequential gearbox, equipped wîth five gears, provides easy driving in all situations.
Currently on a high wîth its million vehicles, the 207 is continuing the success and leadership of the legendary 2 series production models, the 205 and 206, illustrating Peugeot's strong commercial activity. And so an appointment has been made for the next historical event.Source - Peugeot
The new RT4 system available across the 207 rangeSince the beginning of the year the RT4 system has been available in the 407, 308 and 807 ranges and now, since the beginning of November, is also available in the 207 hatchback, 207 CC and 207 SW (starting wîth the Premium trim level on the hatchback and SW models).
Drivers of the 207 can now benefit from the different functions of the fully integrated RT4 system. It combines together, the radio wîth its multimedia1 functions, a GSM hands-free mobile telephone wîth local emergency assistance2 or Peugeot Mobile Services, as well as a GPS satellite navigation system.
Truly innovative in comparison to the previous RT3 system, the RT4 system also offers a number of new features due to the use of a 30 GB 'automotive specification' hard disk (ie: specially designed to operate in a motor vehicle environment):
- Full European mapping at the driver's finger tips wîth around 30 countries available thanks to the NAVTEQ mapping system which is stored on the hard disk.
- A new JÚKEBOX function able to store up to 180 hours of music from CDs or MP3 files.
- A 7' 16/9 colour screen wîth a modern 3D graphic style.
- Direction processing times reduced to a minimum.
- Finally, improved radio reception due to the fitment of three tuners.
Besides the added security and comfort, this truly compact an innovative
technology can guide the driver on journeys across Europe, combined with
their own choice of music selected from their own personal music library stored
on the hard disc.Source - Peugeot
The 207 is awarded Best Imported Car of the Year in JapanThe 207 has received first prize in the category Imported Car of the Year which is awarded each year in Japan by the Automotive Researchers' & Journalists' Conference of Japan (RJC). The 207 won this award by achieving a score of 474 points, a comfortable advantage of 200 points over the next placed vehicle. The 207 particularly impressed the jury wîth its very expressive exterior style and its high level of active and passive safety confirmed by its 5 Star EuroNCAP rating.
Since its launch in March 2007, more than 2,000 207's have been sold in Japan. The range, which recently expanded wîth the introduction of the 207 CC and 207 GTi, will increase again wîth the launch of the 207 SW at the beginning of 2008.
Available as a 3 and 5 door hatchback, Coupé Cabriolet, RC (GTi in certain markets) and SW, the 207 has rapidly placed itself amongst the best sellers, notably in the European market (27 countries). In Europe it is the fourth best selling model wîth a 2.8% market share at the end of September 2007, and it continues to be the best selling model in the European B §egmènt, since the beginning of the year wîth sales equally divided between petrol and HDi versions.
At the end of September 2007, there was a total of 85,000 registrations of both the Peugeot 206 and 207 in Europe, an increase (+ 24%) over the same period in 2006.
Over the whole of 2007, its first full year on sale, the 207 will achieve the objective of 500,000 worldwide sales announced at its launch.Source - Peugeot
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