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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

Up front there’s plenty of and shoulder room, but the driver’s is still a tight fit with no space near the clutch In the rear it’s definitely a two despite the third seatbelt! ample head room in but leg room is tight and entry and through the rear door can be a

Sharing the same wheelbase and dimensions as the three door, the door’s luggage capacity is better suited for two, than a small family. The rear seat nearly flat for larger loads. from the boot, there’s in the way of secure storage, the small, glovebox holding only a of cans of drink.

Anything will need to go into the door or seat pockets.

Up front the height adjustable seats wrap around you and are bolstered. They were over a long trip, but one is the lack of any lumbar adjustment. For travelling in the rear the cinema seating gives you a good forward, and while the seat is comfortable, the limited leg room thin over longer

Ergonomics

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Housed in a simple pod of the driver, the chrome trimmed are easy to scan. There’s a display, (audio, trip in the centre dash with the controls set low in the centre console. The steering wheel has a large of tilt and reach adjustment, but is switch free.

Peugeot prefer to mount its controls on traditional column 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 but the plunging nose remains out of and can be hard to judge (reversing is the car isn’t much longer the rear screen). The sweeping A don’t create major spots like some and the large door mirrors are set avoiding the same problem.

Euro NCAP crash rates the 207 at five stars. safety equipment includes ABS with EBD and Brake Assist. front airbags are complimented by and curtain airbags, and there is a warning light for all occupants. safety has also received attention.

There’s an impact and absorbent padding to protect limbs and more space engine hardpoints and the bonnet, a three star pedestrian rating. Stability and traction don’t make it onto the spec sheet.

Build finish

Finished in Aluminium silver, the test car’s appeared more consistent in its than some earlier we’ve seen. So that’s a for the newcomer. Stylish and simple, the design is more appealing a VW’s minimalist approach, but quite match the German’s strength feel.

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