The Peugeot 4007 is the first Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) from the French manufacturer. It is positioned in the market for compact all-terrain vehicles and is the result of co-operation between the Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, a recognised 4x4 specialist, and the PSA Peugeot Citroen group.
The Peugeot 4007 sits in a three-group sector of premium, volume and small 4x4 SUVs - competing in the volume sector with the Honda CR-V, Land Rover Freelander 2, Toyota RAV 4 and Hyundai Sante Fe, amongst others.
The new SUV extends Peugeot's existing car range into new territory, and because the Peugeot 4007 is a new platform approach for the Marque and like the Peugeot 1007, it carries the special '00' identity. What does 4007 stand for? - 4: Identifies its positioning in Peugeot's upper medium sector - 4 series. 00: Making its first appearance on the 1007, the double zero clearly designates a different and original vehicle over and above the classic vehicle range 7: Pinpoints its generation in the current Peugeot range.
There is one engine in the current Peugeot 4007 line up - a diesel 2.2 litre HDi 16v DPFS 156 bhp, two transmission options are available (manual or dual clutch automatic), two trim levels SE and GT and prices start from £24,345 rising to £28,145 for the HDi 156 - 6 (DCS) Automatic.
We tested the Peugeot 4007 GT with the 6 Speed Dual Clutch System (DCS) Automatic option.How It Drove - Performance
The Peugeot 4007 features the latest-generation 2.2-litre HDi diesel engine created by a collaboration between the PSA Peugeot Citroen group and Ford.
It is a 2178 cc four cylinder turbocharged diesel engine producing 156 bhp at 4000 rpm, which is enough to propel the automatic Peugeot 4007 from 0 to 62 mph in 12.5 seconds and then on to a top speed of 123 mph. The manual car shaves 1.5 seconds of the 0-62 time and is a whole 1 mph quicker.
Although there is some lag in getting the Peugeot 4007 to move off the mark, once it gets going it feels relatively quick.
Our test car was fitted with the 6 Speed Dual Clutch System (DCS) automatic gearbox which offers a fully automatic mode, paddle shift from the steering wheel or you can use the tiptronic mode, which allows sequential changes via the gear levers.
We had mixed feelings about the gearbox, which could be caught out and as we mentioned above there is a little lag from the diesel engine could lead to some hesitation when pulling out of road junctions. But over a very mixed touring route it proved to be quite capable and relaxing to drive.
Fuel consumption is high when touring we did not see above 30 mpg according to the trip computer and nearer to 21 mpg around town.
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