407 Coupé gets its world première at
26 August 2005.
At this year's Frankfurt Motor Show,
exhibition stand will cover no less than a floor space of
almost 3000 square metres, offering a true reflection of
the Marque’s dynamic vitality. A vitality that made its
mark in the first half-year with the launch of 3 new
product families: the 107, the 1007 and the new 307.
Thanks to the success of its ranges,
Peugeot sales reached a record high in the first half of
2005, exceeding the level of one million units sold during
a half-year period for the third time running. Following
the launches in the second quarter of 2005 of the 107, the
1007 and the new 307, Peugeot now has an even more
attractive range,destined to ensure its continued growth.
The show highlights include :
407 Coupé - Star of the show on
the Peugeot stand will be the new Peugeot
407 Coupé which has its world première at Frankfurt.
It has been designed as a genuine
four seater grand tourer and is the latest in a long
line of elegant Peugeot
coupés. The new 407 Coupé, available in France from next
month (UK in January 2006) will top the 407 range which
has already seen worldwide sales of over 300,000 vehicles
in little over a year.
Drawing its inspiration from the
touring car tradition, to which it owes its careful
attention to detail, the 407 Coupé features materials of
distinction – leather and aluminium – and
high-performance engines – the V6 petrol and V6 HDi with
particle emission filter (PEF), the latter appearing for
the first time on the 407 range.
Available at launch with three choices
2.2-litre 160bhp 16-valve petrol
2.7-litre 205bhp V6 24-valve HDi
Diesel with Particulate Emission Filter
3.0-litre 211bhp V6 24-valve petrol
All models are equipped with six speed
gearboxes – manual or automatic dependent on model.
Revised double wishbone front suspension and integral
multi-arm rear suspension combined with exceptional
torsional body rigidity produce a great driving
Like all 407s the Coupé has as
standard a comprehensive active safety specification
including: ABS, ESP, EBFD, ASR, seven airbags and active
front head restraints.
the 20Cup, Peugeot lifts a corner of the
veil on its immediate future.
20Cup concept car - With the
20Cup, Peugeot lifts a corner of the veil on its immediate
Designed by the Peugeot
Style Centre, the 20Cup reveals the aesthetic blueprintof
an upcoming development of the Peugeot range. Archetypes
of unalloyed dynamism and driving pleasure, these twin
roadsters, with their accentuated feline style, come
equipped with Peugeot’s new sporting credentials.
Combining the world of the motorcar and that of the
motorcycle to stunning effect, the 20Cup reveals an
atypical architecture with a single rear wheel and a
two-seater cockpit at road level.
Expressing Peugeot’s new alignment
with sport, the 20Cup is an innovative concept, both «
fun » and dynamic: suggesting an elegant synthesis
between two worlds – that of the motor car by its front
aspect and that of the motorcycle by its single rear
wheel. This sporty, three-wheel roadster, shown in two
examples, differentiated only by colour, promises real
driving pleasure through the strong sensations it evokes.
Confirming its presence in high-level
motor sport, Peugeot
recently announced its newcommitment to competition via
the LMES Championship (Le Mans Endurance Séries
The 20Cup, in a more conventional form
but drawing much of its inspiration from the vehicle
exhibited at the show, will be Peugeot’s basis for the
development of a presence on the racing circuit.
Prefiguring the stylistic
characteristics of a future model through its front
aspect, the 20Cup announces a Peugeot style that is even
more incisive and feline.
Radical by its low ride height and
engineering solutions taken from the world of motorsport,
this concept car is built around a one-piece carbon
chassis incorporating a separate two-seater cockpit
located at road level.
The very low assembly and front
transverse power train are designed to load the front axle
and lower the centre of gravity as much as possible.
The single-arm rear axle,
virtually load-free, is used only to steer this vehicle,
which weighs less than 500 kg and is centred on the front
axle for extremely efficient road holding.
The 20Cup presents a generous
front-mounted air intake, with airevacuated laterally
ahead of the front wheels. On the lower body sides,
profiles serve as anaerodynamic diffuser to promote
maximum bearing on the front axle.
A new engine, the fruit of cooperation
between the PSA Peugeot Citroën and BMW Group, is
introduced by Peugeot for the first time at the prototype
stage on this concept car: this turbo-charged
4-cylinder petrol engine with direct injection has
sixteen valves and two overhead camshafts and is packed
with ultra-modern technical features. On this version it
develops amaximum power of 125 kW (more than 170 bhp
for less than 500 kg!) and a maximum torque of 240 Nm.
The sequential 6-speed manual
gearbox has synchronizer dog teeth and is controlled by
means of paddles under the steering wheel.
For this high-performance vehicle, the
front suspension is the dual wishbone type, with drop
links and an adjustable anti-roll bar. The rear wheel is
held by a single arm with a spring/damper
assembly, equipped with a rocker arm to ensure variable
Of the three 18’’ alloy wheels,
the one at the rear is the «cage» type with two
removable wheelbodies. The front tyres are 210/65 R18s and
the rear tyre is a 377/71 R18.
Steering is of the rack and pinion
type, with a «multifunction» steering wheel. It
houses the control paddles of the piloted gearbox and, in
its centre, a touch screen displaying a virtual readable
image that remains horizontal regardless of the position
of the steering wheel. This screen whose image is computed
according to the steering wheel angle allows the driver
for example to switch on the headlamps and can provide
driving assistance during sporty use by showing transverse
as well as longitudinal acceleration … It also contains
all of the car’s operating indicators.
The metallic black or opaque white body
also has direct carbon surfaces and, on each side, an“historic”
lion’s head that follows the curve of the front wing. A
central red strip decorates the car’s body lengthwise.
The cockpit interior features a black
leather trim. The main dimensions of the 20Cup are:
- length: 3.63 m
- width: 1.77 m
- height: 1.16 m
- wheelbase: 2.31 m
- kerb weight: less than 500 kg.
907 two seater GT Coupé: fitted with a
V12 petrol engine.
907 two seater GT Coupé
- First seen at last year’s Paris Motor Show and widely
acclaimed ever since, Peugeot once again offers visitors
to the show a vision of a dream car for the future. This two
seater GT Coupé is fitted with a V12 petrol engine
and extends the values of the marque.
As its name implies, the 907 is an
exceptional, emblematic car. Exceptional because,
hitherto, the only member of the 9 series was the 905, and
emblematic because it pushes the values of the Marque to
Its ideal proportions, its classic
style and its front-mounted V12 engine make it a timeless
car, a dream car. Indeed, it made a lasting impression
last spring at the Villad’Este elegance competition, by
winning the Design Award in this keynote event.
Its character is accentuated by
side-mounted vents on the front wings and rear quarter
panels, lateral dual exhaust nozzles, a vertical canopy
next to the twelve intake tubes, and a single expanse of
glass for the front windscreen, roof and rear windscreen.
The passenger compartment, bathed in
light, comfortably seats two passengers in a thoroughbred
GT atmosphere. Leather, alcantara and precious wood blend
together in a predominantly fawn ambience. The exclusive
range of luggage is manufactured from the same leather and
stamped with a seal combining the Marque emblem with a
reference to the V12 engine.
Peugeot Design Competition - In
September 2000 Peugeot hit the headlines by devising a
design competition that invited amateur designers
the world over to take part in a competition that was only
available on line. Since then Peugeot has organised two
further, highly successful internet based design events.
For the third design competition
introduced at the 2004 Paris Motor Show the theme was ‘design
the Peugeot of your dreams for the near future’. Almost
4,000 entries were received via the internet from over 100
countries, testimony to the international flavour of this
The winning design, the ‘ Moovie’
concept, was devised by 23 year old student, André Costa
from Lisbon, Portugal.His prize will be threefold.In
addition to receiving a 6000 euros cheque he has had his
design built into a life-size concept car by Peugeot
designers that will be unveiled at Frankfurt. Finally in a
first for the internet design competition the ‘Moovie’
concept will also be mass produced in the form of a 1/43
Product range - The Peugeot
stand at Frankfurt will feature a complete range of
vehicles, from the all-new 107, 1007 with its
revolutionary sliding-doors and the revised 307. The 407,
607, 807 and Partner Combi are also displayed and serve to
illustrate the achievement in celebrating a record sales
target reached in the first half of 2005 which exceeded
one million for the third time in the company’s history.
Sedan: Iran's growing automotive role
on the Middle East scene.
206 Sedan - The first half of
2005 marked a new stage in Peugeot’s international
development,with 35 % of total sales occurring outside
Western Europe during this period.
Based on a product strategy in line
with the Marque’s ambitions, this growth is now being
developed further with an innovative version of the 206
receiving its world première, the 206 sedan.
This new model naturally bears all the
hallmarks that have made the 206 an international success:
a dynamic and attractive style, impeccable road holding
andversatility. The 206 sedan, like other 206 silhouettes
before it, is set to leave its markin the
three-compartment small car segment.
The 206 sedan will be assembled in
Iran from the beginning of 2006 by Iran Khodro,
Peugeot’s partner in Iran, before being exported to a
number of eastern European and Mediterranean countries
from the spring of that year. The 206 is currently
produced in five countries across the globe (Argentina,
Brazil, France, Iran and the United Kingdom) at a rate of
more than 3,000 units daily.
Particle emission filters (PEF)-
Technological innovation also takes pride under the
spotlight, with the particle emission filter, which to
date is fitted on one million Peugeot vehicles powered by
the HDi engine.
Since May 2000 when it received its
world première on the 607, this major innovation to
improve air quality has been extended to other models in
the range. With 65 models equipped as standard with the
PEF – or 90 % of diesels sold by the Marque – Peugeot
has become the world leader in a technology that reduces
particulate emissions to within measurable limits, thereby
confirming its commitment to a hard-hitting environmental
policy. Finally, a particle retention device fitted as an
accessory to HDi engines without PEF, will be
available in the first half of 2006.
This first offer based on a proven
supplier technology will be marketed in Germany and
offered on the Peugeot 206, 307 and Partner.
107 is presented in three- and five-door
107 - Available commercially
since the beginning of June, the 107 is presented here in
three- and five-door versions powered by a 1.0 liter
petrol engine. This city car with its friendly, energetic
and modern style offers its occupants un compromising
safety, as testified by the four stars it obtained
in Euro NCAP safety tests. Inexpensive to buy, the
107 is also economical to run, with a frugal fuel
consumption and a low level of CO2 emissions (restricted
to 109 g/km for both the petrol and diesel versions).
RC Line - A personalisation line
makes its appearance on the 1007 and 206 CC. Called the RC
Line, it introduces an upmarket, sporty design. Adapted to
each model, it offers specific exterior and interior
styling components that are recognisable at first glance.
This range, presented for the first
time at the Frankfurt Motor Show, will be marketed
initially in Germany during 2006, prior to being made
available in other European markets.
1007: five models, including the new 1007
1007 - The 1007 has become
synonymous with user-friendliness. Electric sliding doors,
intelligent modularity, Caméléo interior, and the 2
Tronic gearbox are just some of the innovations that make
it so user-friendly... with the highest score ever
recorded in Euro NCAP safety tests.
This innovative model, whose commercial
career begins in Germany, is represented by five models,
including the new 1007 RC Line.
206 -The 206, 5 million of which
have already been manufactured, is on the verge of beating
Peugeot’s all-time production record, currently held by
the 205 with nearly 5.3 million units. This success is
based on the extraordinary appeal of a range that today
comprises four silhouettes (three- and five-door, SW and
CC), all widely acclaimed in European markets.
For example, the 206 was proclaimed the
winner for the seventh consecutive year ofthe best
imported small car in Germany award by readers of Auto
Motor und Sport.
The 206 range includes six models,
including the new 206 CC RC Line and the future 206 sedan.
A best-seller in Germany, the 206 CC has been available
since the spring with a 1.6 l HDi PEF engine, thereby
becoming the first ever coupé cabriolet with PEF.
307: stylistic developments and new
307 - With 2.2 million sales
already under its belt, the 307 now offers new strong
points to attract customers in Europe’s biggest market
segment. In addition to stylistic developments intended to
give it even more personality, in particular a front
aspect expressing some of the traits introduced on the
407, the 307 receives new engines.
The 307 CC for example features the 2.0
l HDi PEF engine developing 100 kW (around 136 bhp),
giving it additional benefits in terms of dynamism and
A new version symbolising vitality and
distinction, the 307 Féline, inherits the 2.0 liter
petrol engine developing 130 kW (around 180 bhp). Eight
models – three- and five door,estate, SW and CC –
testify to the richness of this range.
407 - With more than
300,000 units sold, 30 % in its SW silhouette, the 407 has
made its mark as one of the main players in the European
M2 segment (D segment, upper medium, midsize), in which it
occupies a solid second place. The range now includes
three silhouettes, each with strong qualities. Eight
models, including four coupés, are exhibited at the Show,
reflecting the depth of the range in terms of silhouettes
607 - A symbol of Peugeot’s
expertise, the 607 confirms the legitimacy of Peugeot’s
aspirations in the top-of-the-range segment. The arrival
of the V6 HDi PEF engine,combined with stylistic
developments, has seen the 607 register an increase in
sales worldwide of more than 40 % since the beginning of
the year. The 607 has won over a demanding customer base
thanks to its elegant and dynamic style and road-holding
qualities synonymous with comfort and driving pleasure,
and its hi-tech specification.
Two 607 Platinum models with the V6 HDi
PEF engine are on show to the public.
807 - Finally, two models
underline the dynamism of the 807 and Partner ranges: the
807 Premium, powered by a 2.2 l HDi PEF engine, and the
Partner Quiksilver, adorned in a winter sports livery.