The 207’s cabin looks transformed in comparison to that of the old 206, but unless chrome instrument surrounds are your idea of innovation, you will struggle to find anything that breaks new ground in this interior.
Peugeot had obviously been stung by the relentless (and entirely justified) criticism of the 206’s driving position, and therefore ensured that no one would ever make such a complaint about a 207. Not only is the fundamental relationship between the pedals, seat and wheel as it should be, but the wheel also adjusts for both rake and reach.
The driving environment is still disappointing. The black-on-white dials of the Sport version look dated, as does the centre console with its unattractive buttons, dials and slots. At least it is all trimmed in decent quality materials and gets a leather wheel and gearlever.
There’s good legroom, too, but only if you care little about the person sitting behind you. Four average-size adults will achieve reasonable comfort, but only a child will be happy to be the passenger behind a tall driver. Stowage space is limited, with nothing under the floor of the boot and a minuscule glovebox. At least it provides a couple of cup holders and map pockets.