'Sportier' city car gets flash trim, red stitching
18 January 2007

Remember the 205 XS? We certainly do – it was one of the sweetest-handling hatches of the late 1980s, with a light nimble chassis, moderate power and the odd bit of stripy red trim inside.

This time Peugeot's put the stripes on the outside, on the 107 Sport XS, which despite the Sport moniker comes with no chassis tweaks at all. Instead, for £8345 you get a twin-pipe 'sports' exhaust, a choice of four body colours (white, black, grey and red) each with contrasting stripes and matching door mirrors. There's also a front spoiler and special 14-inch alloys.

Inside, the leather-covered wheel, gearknob and handbrake all get red stitching – and it doesn't get any sportier than that. Power comes from the standard 68bhp 1.0-litre engine, and it doesn't get any sportier than that either – at least not if you want to stay in insurance group one.

Our Verdict

Peugeot 107 2005-2014

The Peugeot 107 has been relegated to 'average' in the city car market, being outclassed by the Hyundai i10

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Our Verdict

Peugeot 107 2005-2014

The Peugeot 107 has been relegated to 'average' in the city car market, being outclassed by the Hyundai i10

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Driven this week