The premiere of the unusual car Peugeot one thousand seven was accomplished in two thousand and two years. It was only a concept car and its name was Sesame. It is 4-seater minivan has been designed on the platform of Citroen C2 hatchback. The main feature of this car was electric sliding doors, which was an innovation for cars of this class. In addition, the doors could be opened remotely. The body design of the model was developed in the Italian atelier Pininfarina. The exterior of the car was perfected in the Peugeot studio under the direction of Gerard Welte. The design of the door “Sesame” allowed not only to achieve ease of parking in a confined space, but also provided additional security. Thanks to almost all of this, the Peugeot one thousand seven managed to get five stars in the EuroNCAP crash-tests. Sales of the model in Russia began in two thousand five years. The car was equipped with one of the 2 engines: a 75-horsepower 1.4 liter unit and a 109-horsepower engine with a working volume of 1.6 liters. The creation of the minivan ended in two thousand nine years. The prerequisite for this was a small volume of sales of the Peugeot 1007. The French manufacturer managed to implement only 100 20 thousand copies of the model.
Technical features of the Peugeot 1007.
3-door station wagon.
width one 826mm length three 731mm height one 620mm clearance 120mm seats 4.
Engine Cost Fuel Drive Consumption Up to a hundredth of a mile Max. speed 1.4 MT (70 l.с.) DT Frontal 3.8.4 MT (75 l.с.) AI-95 Frontal 5.2.6 AT (110 L.с.) AI-95 Frontal 5.4.
Peugeot 1007 test drives.
Small cars. Ordinary city hatchbacks. Manufacturers have taken a completely different approach to their creation than before. Just 10 years ago, representatives of this sector were simply unpretentious small cars with cramped interiors. Later, to add interior space, manufacturers began to increase the height of the body (examples include “Hyundai Getz” и “Citro¸n C3”). And the latest trend among small hatchbacks is the emergence of models with a minivan body shape. There’s more of them. In Russia, five models of this plan are officially on sale. And they all entered the market within the last year. The trend is clear.
A mad geneticist’s dream: to cross a pony with a Percheron so that the resulting horse would hardly eat, would not take up enough space in the stable, and would carry loads to the envy of another ox. In fact, Peugeot has managed to do something similar with the car, presenting a completely new concept of a small-sized small car for a big city. The 1007 is shorter than even such city models as the VW Polo or the Peugeot 206. The car feels at ease on the traffic jammed streets, and can park on the piazza. But thanks to the particularly large width (at the level of a business class model!;) and good height in terms of interior dimensions, the “1007” is comparable with cars of higher ranks. Practicality of the debutant also increases the fact that its interior is co-operated minivan-style correctly.. In general, all this you notice later, first attention is drawn to another attraction of the “1007. These are unique sliding doors, one on each side.