The Peugeot 607 and 807 get visual and mechanical tweaks to increase their appeal
16 November 2005

Peugeot's 607 has long been a slow-seller in the UK. In recognition of this, its maker has consolidated the range into just two models.

Fleet buyers are likely to be tempted by the £24,995 2.0 HDi Executive, which features a new 2.0-litre 136bhp turbodiesel engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission and returns a claimed 46.3mpg. CO2 emissions of just 162g/km will appeal to company car tax payers.

The 3.0 V6 Executive at £28,995 is aimed at private buyers after lots of luxury for not much cash, with a standard six-speed automatic gearbox it produces 242g/km of CO2 and returns 27.7mpg.

Executive is the only trim available, but it boasts a generous specification. Standard features include heated electric leather seats, CD autochanger, Xenon headlamps, CD autochanger, satellite navigation, climate control, ESP and parking sensors.

Meanwhile, the seven-seater 807 MPV has also received a range of tweaks to keep it fresh. A new 143bhp EuroIV-compliant 2.0-litre petrol engine replaces the old 138bhp unit as the entry-level power unit, joining 2.0- and 2.2-litre turbodiesels

There is a new electrical system whch Peugeot claims is easier to use and more responsive, and all models get new trim with easier rear seat removal and ESP and CD player as standard.

The base S (from £19,295) gets larger 16in steel wheels, while the SE receives cruise control and roof bars and range-topping Executive versions add Alcantara trim and privacy glass.

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Quite simply the best two-seat pick-up that £50,000 will buy you. The Maloo is a blunt instrument that, if nothing else, will put a smile on your face

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