A hint at a future competition programme
Peugeot's new 207 makes its world première at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show 207 RCup takes the style and sporty design of 207 to a new level 307 CC Hybride diesel HDi demonstrates Peugeot's environmental technology At the 76th Geneva
International Motor Show (Tuesday 28 February), the Peugeot 207 will make its world première and is set to be the 'star of the show'.
On sale in the UK mid-2006, the 207 will play an important role in Peugeot's plans for the small car sector, supplemented by the 107, 1007 and ever-popular 206 - the Company's best-selling car to date - which continues alongside the new car.
To emphasise the importance of 207, a stylish and sporty concept model is also revealed called the 207 RCup, which takes 207 excitement to a new level. It's powered by a naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre 16v petrol engine, that produces 280bhp @ 8,500rpm. With a 6-speed sequential gearbox and 18" alloy wheels the 207 RCup could be the design blueprint for a future Peugeot Sport competition programme.
The arrival of the all-new 207 will set new standards for the sector, and place it as the key benchmark car. The 207 has elegant style with a strong personality and a front that embodies Peugeot's new visual identity with a single air intake and a generous front grille. The 'feline' headlamps have a powerful gaze and combine, depending on model, static directional headlamps for extra illumination on dark roads.
Two individual designs differentiate the appearance of the front of the car and provide the personality of the 207 - one being stylish and elegant, the other more dynamic and sporty. Generously proportioned, the new car is 4.03 metres in length, with a 2.54m wheelbase and width of 1.72m. The high-quality, welcoming interior is likely to put cars twice its value to shame. Three petrol and three HDi diesel engines are available at launch, followed soon after by more powerful petrol power units from the PSA Peugeot Citroën/BMW collaboration.
Pierre Louis Colin, managing director, Peugeot UK, commented: "The launch of 207 at the Geneva Motor Show demonstrates to the world that Peugeot continues as a trend setter in the small car segment by producing attractive, stylish cars that combine class-leading standards of value, quality, safety and specification."
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