The Peugeot 107 is a modern vehicle manufactured through a joint project by Toyota and Peugeot Citroën, which has been on the market since the year 2005. The Peugeot 107 follows after the Peugeot 106 and comes as either a 3-door or 5-door hatchback with style and class. The fine contours and refined design makes it a worthy consideration for ownership. Engine options on the Peugeot 107 family product line include the 1.0 and 1.4 L diesel engine.
The vehicle is closely related to the Citroën C1 and the Toyota Aygo. While not as sizeable as most sedans, the strength of the hatchback is in the splendid appeal and functions in possesses. It takes on a wheelbase measuring 2340mm, and it measures 2340mm in length, while the height and width of the Peugeot 107 is 1470mm and 1630mm respectively.
Peugeot South Africa is responsible for the distribution and marketing of the Peugeot 107 on the local market and two models are currently being offered to the local market; and these are the 107 Urban and the 107 Trendy. Both engines on the two models utilize 3 cylinders and take on a manual transmission gearbox. Power generated by the two engines is similar - 50kW, provided at 5000 rpm, while the maximum torque delivered is 93 Nm, generated at maximum raves of 3600 rpm. Urban fuel consumption on both models is estimated at 5.5 L per 100km and the fuel tank capacity is 35 L, which enables the car to go for about 630km before a emptying the fuel tank, doing your rounds with the urban setting. The vehicle is one of the most environmentally friendly vehicles to be provided on the market, recoding a mere 105g/km carbon emission.
The external design and appeal of the vehicle is one of the first and most notable aspects, which aspects have made it gain so many friends and admirers. Both models use size 14 (inch) wheels, with the 107 Urban model taking on steel wheels and the 107 Trendy, alloy wheels. The exterior of the vehicle is shaped by the many modern features that include the color coded bumpers with chrome strip and the color coded mirrors. Both models offered by Peugeot South Africa take on a 5-door body style and the interior of the vehicle provides for a 50:50 rear seats split.
Comfort and convenience in the car is provided by such features as cup holders, radio and CD player which all come standard on both models. Easy handling and control is by the power functions which the vehicle adopts; and these include a power steering, electric and power windows and mirrors. The rear of the hatchback takes on a sleek design and look, due to the luggage cover which is laid out and is made up of some of the top of class materials. The interior of the car also provides hospitable environment courtesy of the aircon which allows for fresh air circulation and temperature control.
Safety and security is provided with modern and advanced systems, functions and features. The vehicle takes on 4 [3-point] seatbelts; with the driver and passengers being safeguarded by the passenger and driver airbags. Easy entry and exit is due to the central locking, which feature provides both safety and also convenience. Coming standard on both models are safety features such as the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), the Electronic Brake-force Distribution system and the front safety belt pre-tensioners with force limiters. The vehicle also incorporates the unfastened seat belt warning light for the security of both the driver and passengers. Featuring on the 107 Trendy is the engine immobilizer which saves to reduce chances of hi-jacking.
Peugeot offers a good 3 year/ 100,000km warranty cover over the vehicle. The Peugeot 107 is one of the few classic vehicles that handle exceptionally well a combination of benefits most drivers have always wanted; economic of scales and perfect performance. EN GINE