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Peugeot 4007


1 Nov 2009

PEUGEOT’S all-diesel 4007 wagon range was priced about $12,000 higher at entry-level than the starting price of the Mitsubishi Outlander upon which it was based, but Peugeot claimed the seven-seat automatic version of the 4007 ST was Australia’s only European SUV with seven seats and diesel power priced under $50,000.

The 4007’s model grades mirrored those of the contemporary 407 range, the base ST coming standard with electronic stability and traction control, ABS brakes, electronic brake-force distribution, emergency brake assist, six airbags including two-row side curtains, 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, remote central locking, rear parking sensors, climate-control, power windows/mirrors and sports cloth/leatherette trim.

Available only with seven seats and a dual-clutch transmission, the top-shelf 4007 SV added 18-inch alloys, rear privacy glass, chrome door sill plates and window surrounds, Xenon headlights with washers, leather trim, front seat heating and power adjustment for the driver’s seat.

The 4007 presented different front and rear styling to the Outlander, including a new front bumper with foglights, chrome-surrounded air intakes and feline eye-shaped clear-lens headlights draped over flat front wings either side of a contoured bonnet and a large Peugeot Lion badge.

While the 4007 got a bespoke Peugeot interior, like the Outlander it employed an electronic on-demand all-wheel drive system directing 85 per cent of torque to the front wheels in normal conditions, switchable on the fly between 2WD, automatic 4WD and 4WD Lock modes, in which up to 50 per cent of torque could be directed rearwards.

The 2.2-litre diesel four-cylinder was exclusive to the 4007 in the Peugeot range and produced 115kW of power at 4000rpm, along with 380Nm of torque from 2000rpm. The 4007 manual could sprint to 100km/h in 9.9 seconds while the auto dit it in 12.5 seconds.

he 4007 manual returned average combined fuel consumption of seven litres per 100km (7.3L/100km for the auto) and emitted 185 grams of CO2 per kilometre (auto: 192g/km).

Options and accessories for the 4007 included an eight-speaker 650-Watt Rockford Fosgate Hi-Fi system and a multimedia system incorporating a DVD player, satellite-navigation, reversing camera and Bluetooth connectivity.

Also available was a towing kit, budge bar, 18-inch alloy wheels, a cargo barrier, boot tray, Thule roof pods ranging from 340 to 460 litres, Thule bike and watercraft carriers, side steps and bars, bodykit, rear bumper diffuser, sill protectors, floor mats, mudflaps and an alloy bash plate.

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