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Peugeot 207

XT HDi Car Review

Author: Motoring Date: 21 June

There’s no disputing local have taken to diesel Spearheaded by the Europeans, sales jumped substantially in the last few And it’s no wonder.

Today’s direct injection turbo leave the old guard floundering improved performance and cleaner

Enter the Peugeot 207 XT HDi. by a 1.6 litre direct injection it represents an Australian first for the marque, with diesel now available in its small car range.

From outside you won’t the new model for anything other a Peugeot, with its wide grille. Peugeot anoraks notice the diesel shares its prominent nose treatment the GT version.

Longer (+200mm), (+65mm) and taller (+56mm) its predecessor, the 207 scores a five Euro NCAP occupant rating and three star rating.

Value for money

only as a manual five hatch, the HDi’s $27,990 tag is a $3,000 premium above the XT 1.6 version’s $24,990.

Design function

Up front plenty of head and shoulder but the driver’s footwell is still a fit with almost no space the clutch pedal. In the rear definitely a two seater, despite the seatbelt! There’s ample room in back, but leg room is and entry and exit through the door can be a squeeze.

Sharing the wheelbase and boot dimensions as the door, the five door’s capacity is still better for two, rather than a family. The split rear nearly folds flat for loads. Apart from the there’s little in the way of secure the small, airconditioned glovebox only a couple of cans of

Anything else will to go into the larger door or pockets.

Up front the height bucket seats wrap you and are thickly bolstered. They comfortable over a long but one niggle is the lack of any lumbar For anyone travelling in the rear the style seating gives you a view forward, and while the is reasonably comfortable, the limited leg wears thin over stints.

Peugeot 207


Housed in a pod ahead of the driver, the chrome instruments are easy to scan. a multi-function display, (audio, computer), in the centre dash the airconditioning/ventilation controls set low in the centre The small steering wheel has a range of tilt and reach but is noticeably switch free. prefer to mount its audio on traditional column stalks.

At first it can look a bit confusing, but the soon becomes second

One area where form over function is the dashboard’s forward extremities. For the driver makes adjusting the outer air or reaching the headlight adjuster a stretch.

Forward vision is excellent, but the nose remains out of sight, and can be to judge (reversing is simpler, the car much longer than the screen). The sweeping A pillars create major blind like some designs, and the door mirrors are set low, the same problem.

Euro crash testing rates the 207 at stars. Standard safety includes ABS brakes with EBD and Assist. Adaptive front are complimented by side and curtain and there is a seatbelt warning for all occupants.

Pedestrian safety has received some attention. an impact beam and absorbent to protect lower limbs and space between engine and the bonnet, giving a three pedestrian safety rating. and traction control don’t it onto the diesel’s spec

Build quality finish

in Aluminium metallic silver, the car’s paintwork appeared consistent in its finish than earlier 206’s we’ve So that’s a plus for the newcomer. and simple, the interior’s design is appealing than a VW’s approach, but can’t quite the German’s industrial strength

Peugeot 207
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