The 207 GTi THP175 is bound to attract a new generation of boy/girl racers.
Together with the enhanced body structure, these safety systems have gained the 207GTi five stars for occupant protection, four stars for child protection and three stars for pedestrian protection in the EuroNCAP safety tests.
The 207 GTi THP175 comes with a price tag of £14, 995, which is a reasonable price to pay for this bundle of fun. For this you get the extra sporty looks in the form of a GTi rear spoiler, twin front spoilers, twin sports exhaust and 17-inch alloys. Clearly, the make the GTi stand out but digging deeper into your pockets and finding an extra £1,000 buys the Octane Pack, which comprises Black Chrome headlights, dark tinted rear windows and side glass, rear parking aid, a body-coloured rear bumper insert, cruise control with speed limiter, directional headlamps, tyre pressure monitoring system, auto lights and wipers plus a couple of other goodies.
The test also had colour Satellite Navigation with radio/CD payer and inbuilt GSM phone, a 5-disc autochanger with JBL HiFi and fragrance diffuser, which all adds up to £2,070 and is an illustration of how much there is on the optional extras list.
The standard leather and Alcantara upholstery adds an air of sporty comfort to the interior. The front, bucket-style seats are suitable hip-hugging and supportive when driving in an exuberant manner. Those passengers agile enough to get in to the back seats will not want to travel too far as there is minimal legroom. The better option would be to ignore them or fold them away for increased luggage space of up to 1,195, if packed to the roof.
The 207 GTi THP175 is bound to attract a new generation of boy/girl racers, if the 14E insurance rating doesn’t put them off. The GTi has grown up and has even more safety features and technology then ever before but it’s still a whole lot of guaranteed fun.29 August 2007
Peugeot 207 Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Peugeot 207 GTi THP 175|
|Body Type||3-Door Hatchback|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||7.1 Seconds|
|Top Speed||137 mph|
|Fuel Type||Unleaded Petrol|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||49.5 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||5|
|Warranty||3-Years / 60,000 Miles|
|Price (when tested on the 29/08/07)||£14,995|