What is it?
The station wagon evolution of the 207 hatchback. Other than the obvious addition of an estate-style rear end and bigger load bay, you also get a panoramic roof as standard and plenty more space for front and rear passengers.
There are four engines available from launch, including a 90bhp or 110bhp 1.6-litre diesel engine, plus two petrol engines in 1.4 or 1.6-litre capacity.
What's it like?
It may seem unlikely that the 207 SW should be an improvement over the hatchback, but Peugeot has made some significant changes since the launch of the 207.
The most noticeable of these is the steering which, according to Peugeot, has had a "slight software revision". The vague, over-light electronic steering of the standard hatchback has been given better weighting, offering more control at high speed without losing the ease of use for parking and city driving.
We drove the 1.6 VTi Sport, which offers enough power from its 120bhp to make the car enjoyable to drive although the 1227kg kerb weight has the engine struggling for any real pace. In truth, the ponderous gear change hinders the 207 far more than any power-to-weight deficit.