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Peugeot annouces the 207 Economique

 

Europe’s top selling small hatchback, the Peugeot 207, is now even “greener” with the introduction of the new 207 Economique and Economique +, which Peugeot says will emit only 99g/km of CO2

First shown at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, Peugeot has confirmed the small car will go on sale in Europe in October.

Available in three and five-door hatchback versions, the Pegeot 207 Economique will be powered by a Euro 5 1.6 litre HDi 90 bhp diesel engine.

Peugeot has lowered the ride height of the 207 by 5mm and tweaked the aerodynamics, including new wheel trims, improved spoilers and an undertray. As a result, the 207 Economique has adrag coefficient of only 0.274, compared to the standard 207 HDi 90 hatchback of 0.30.

Engineers have also added gearshift indicator lights to indicate to the driver the optimal gear to be driving in and best time to change gear.

The 207 Economique shares the same front and rear suspension arrangement as the rest of the 207 hatchback range, and ABS, Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBFD) and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) are all fitted as standard. ESP is available as an option.

Inside you'll find an entertainment system with MP3 compatibility and Bluetooth option.

The three-door Economique is priced at £12,995 (NZ$32,700), rising to £14,495 (NZ$37,700) for a five-door Economique +, which has extras like air-conditioning, electric mirrors and a trip computer.

No word yet on the possibility of New Zealand sales, but we'll let you know.


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