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Peugeot 4007 (2007): first official pictures
First Official Pictures
09 February 2007 02:18
Peugeot 4007: haven't we seen this before?
You're right. Peugeot issued a couple of teaser images of its new SUV back in October, but it has remained resolutely tight-lipped about more details until now. The 4007 will be seen for the first time in the metal at next month's Geneva show, so we'll soon know what it looks like in the metal. If you're still thinking it looks familiar, that's probably because it's based on the Mitsubishi Outlander. PSA Peugeot-Citroen wanted a short cut to the 4x4 party and struck a collaboration with the Japanese firm to build 30,000 cars a year for them. The 4007, and Citroen's Citroen's C-Crosser, are the French duo's rebadged versions.
So is Peugeot's first SUV just a clone of the Mitsubishi and Citroen?
Pretty much, yes. The cars are mechanically very similar, although the Peugeot uses the French 156bhp 2.2 HDI instead of VW's turbodiesel preferred by Mitsubishi. The glass and most body panels are identical, though. Peugeot's Velizy design studio worked up the new nose treatment, with swept-back headlamps and the lion logo sitting prominently on the bonnet. The 4007 is 4640mm long and comes with wheels between 16-18in. Only that particulate-trap-equipped diesel engine will be offered, initially, although you can safely expect petrols to join the range later. It's the same 2.2 HDI that's impressed in the 407 and 607, and develops a muscular 280lb ft of pull at a lowly 2000rpm. However, it'll need all that grunt to overcome a decidedly lardy 1750kg kerb weight.