The possibility of interior personalisation on mainstream vehicles is usually limited by decisions made by the manufacturer. The Peugeot 1007 changes this by providing customers with the possibility of choosing an individual interior for their car.
The interior of the vehicle can be transformed by the availability of twelve different trim kits consisting of replacement trims for the seats, doors, rear side panels, air vents and the fascia. These kits offer striking decorative patterns and/or vivid colours to create an interior that can freshen and invigorate, express contrasting themes and bold, original statements, or reflect a restrained and classic elegance. The kits are quick and easy to install and remove without the use of any tools.
With an overall length of 3.73 m and a height of 1.61 m the size of 1007 gives the vehicle great on-road versatility as well as providing the driver and occupants with good visibility.
Available with a choice of three engines, a 1.4 litre petrol engine (75 bhp), a 1.6 litre petrol engine (110 bhp) and a 1.4 litre HDi diesel engine (70 bhp), the engine options ensure around town the vehicle is dynamic and responsive, but also ensure excellent performance on the open road and on motorways.
The 1007 will also introduce a "2-Tronic" gearbox on petrol engine versions, which will see Peugeot using controlled manual gearbox technology for the first time.
The 2-Tronic gearbox offers two gear change modes: one entirely automated, eliminating manual gear changes in favour of "automatic" driving; the other sequential, offering the enjoyment of going through the gears manually with either the gear lever or the steering wheel control paddles.
The Peugeot 1007 will be launched in the UK in May 2005.Published 1 July 2004