Peugeot 307 (2001–2007)
Combines elements of 206 with mini MPV headroom and soon became very popular.
Five basic spec levels: Style, Rapier, LX, GLX and XSi with choice of seven interiors and five ambiences which together provided around 79 different combinations of interior finish including colour co-ordinated dashboards.
Engines were 1.4 litre petrol, giving 75bhp at 5,500rpm, 0-60 in 14.2 seconds and combined mpg of 42.2; a 1.6 litre 16v petrol giving 110bhp at 5,800rpm, 0-60 in 10.6 seconds and combined mpg of 39.2; a 2.0 litre 16 valve petrol giving 138bhp at 6,000rpm, 0-60 in 8.9 seconds and combined mpg of 35.8; and a 2.0 litre HDI diesel giving 90bhp at 4,000rpm, 0-60 of 12.4 seconds and combined mpg of 54.3.
All 307s have six airbags: front, side and curtain; ABS with electronic brake force distribution and emergency brake assist; active anti-whiplash front seat head restraints; three three-point rear seatbelts; large front and rear storage bins with storage drawers under the front seats; air conditioned gloveboxes to cool drinks on most models; and a choice of 14 exterior paint finishes.
Anti theft measures include reinforced lock cowlings inside the doors, an emergency door lock button on the dash and automatic locking of the boot as soon as the car exceeds 6mph after start-up.
On the road prices, which included a three year part manufacturer part dealer warranty, started at £10,860 for the three door 1.4i Style, rising to £15,560 for the 5-door 2.0Xsi. Other price examples were £12,460 for the 1.6i 16v 3-door Rapier with air-conditioning and £14,560 for the 90bhp 2.0HDI GLX 5-door with air-conditioning.
307 2.0 HDI 110bhp diesel models with FAP particulate filters use 54.3mpg in the combined cycle and emit 138g/km CO2, which keep them in low VED bands for a while. A 0-60 of 10.6 seconds and top speed of 119mph is more than adequate.
Prices were: 307 2.0HDi 110 GLX 5-door is £16,060 on the road, the D-Turbo 3-door is £16,160 and the D-Turbo 5-door is £16,660.
Also new was a 1.6 16v AL4 4-speed automatic at prices from £13,510 for the LX.
A 70bhp 1.4 litre HDI from December 2001 got to 60 in 16.3 seconds, topped out at 102mph, delivered 62.8mpg and emits 120g/km CO2, priced from £11,560 for 3-door Style.
BIK beating 5-door HDI 110 Rapier launched May 2002 at £14,160 does 119mph, gets to 60 in 10.6 seconds, averages 54.3mpg on the combined cycle and emits 138g/km CO2. Spec includes a/c, alloy wheels, ABS with EBD, ESP, electric front windows and mirrors and a six-speaker radio/CD player.
New DV6 TDE4 1.6 diesel from May 2004. Develops 110bhp at 4,000rpm, 180 lb ft torque at 1,750rpm with overboost to 192 lb ft from Feb 2004 and from May 2004 also new DW10 BTED4 2.0 136bhp diesel with 240lb ft at 2,000rpm and overboost to 250lb ft, very long geared at 36mph per 1,000rpm in 6th.
Facelift with similar front to 407 from August 2005. N ew models include 180bhp Feline 3dr and 5-dr with leather. Also new EU4 1.0 16v 140bhp petrol engine.