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|File:Peugeot 207 bl vl.jpg|
|Parent company||PSA Peugeot Citroën|
|Body style(s)||3-door hatchback
2-door coupé convertible
5-door station wagon
|Engine(s)||1.4 L (70 bhp)
1.4 L (90 bhp)
1.6 L GT (150 bhp)
1.6 L HDi (110 bhp)
1.6L Turbo (175 bhp)
|Length||4030 mm (158.7 in)|
|Width||1748 mm (68.8 in)|
|Height||1472 mm (58 in)|
The Peugeot 207 is a supermini produced by the French automaker Peugeot and unveiled in January 2006. According to JATO Dynamics, an automative market researcher the model was the bestselling car in Europe in 2007.
The 207 was launched in France, Spain and Italy during April 2006 and later on in other European markets.
The UK launch was on 8 June 2006. Amicus and the TGWU, both unions representing workers at PSA's UK 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 UK. The campaign was in protest against the company's plans to close the Ryton plant.
Design and specification
The 207 is designed to be the successor to the 206. However, Peugeot has decided to keep the 206 in production until 2010, though since December 2006 production has taken place in Poissy, near Paris rather than at the Ryton plant in England. The 207 is based on a modified version of the platform used for the Citroën C3, and is built in Poissy and a new plant near Trnava, Slovakia.
It is available with five petrol engines as well as three HDi diesel engines. From petrol-powered engines there are two 1.4-litre with either 75 or 90 hp (67 kW) as well as three 1.6-litre: a 110 bhp (82 kW) base version, a 120 bhp (89 kW) Valvetronic engine and a 150 bhp (112 kW) turbocharged version. The latter two engines result from the cooperation agreement between PSA and the BMW group. The diesel-powered engines available are a 1.4 litre 68 hp (51 kW) or a 1.6-litre HDi with maximum output of 90 or 110 hp (82 kW), the latter with the addition of an intercooler.
The 207 is available as a three- or five-door hatchback, and a 207 CC coupé convertible version was launched in March 2007, details of the 207CC were first released by Peugeot in December 2006. Station wagon, mini MPV and/or mini SUV versions are expected to join the line-up later this year.
Peugeot 207 Epure
The Peugeot 207 Epure was a concept car presented at the Mondial de l'Automobile 2006 designed to preview the 207 CC coupé cabriolet which followed. The 207 Epure was fitted with a sophisticated hydrogen fuel cell.
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) 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.
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