The Peugeot 107 was created as part of the Franco-Japanese experiment of the PSA Peugeot Citroen Group and the Toyota Motor Company. The premiere was held in 2005 at the Geneva Motor Show. This is an economical and maneuverable small city car, ranks among the most compact "hatchbacks". Its length is only 3.4 meters, the turning circle is 9.46 meters, so it is simply created for the narrow streets of a big city. Peugeot 107 will always find a cozy place for parking. But, despite its small size, everything in this car testifies to its durability and reliability, since the Peugeot 107 was originally conceived as a holistic combination of safety, ease of use and modernity.
The Peugeot 107 easily accommodates four tall passengers, and it is equally comfortable to sit in the front and in the back. It was possible to achieve such roominess by increasing the height of the body and compressing the trunk. However, a small trunk is not the biggest problem, especially since, if necessary, its volume can be increased by folding the rear seat backrest. But under the boot floor there was a place for a full-size spare tire.
In the simplest version of the Peugeot 107, many attributes of the automobile civilization are missing. There is no seat height adjustment, no central locking, no air conditioning, no electric equipment, there is not even an electric booster or rear head restraints. But there are two airbags and ABS with brake force distributor between the wheels.
Under the hood, a three-liter engine capacity of 1 liter capacity of 68 hp This is quite enough for a car with a curb weight of only 790 kg. Thanks to the variable valve timing system, the engine has a good engine over a wide rpm range, which allows the driver to do very well without a tachometer, which is an option for the Peugeot 107. There are two gearboxes to choose from: a five-speed manual and a robotic 2-Tronic (only for Trendy equipment). The power unit is manufactured at a factory in Poland built by Toyota. They also make gearboxes. Fuel consumption averages 4.6 liters per 100 kilometers! With all this, the car accelerates to 157 km / h. Stability at the car on top. Peugeot 107 is unshakable, without swings and vibrations. The suspension is very dense, very well working out small irregularities. Larger hollow respond and significantly hit on the body. The arches are swollen, the wheels are wide apart in the corners: the front overhang is 65, the rear is 44 cm. This not only makes the car more manageable and more stable on the road, but also allows you to drive over bumps without scratching the bumper.
Peugeot 107 shows itself from the best side in terms of the safety of the driver and passengers, as evidenced by the presence of 4 stars from EuroNCAP. According to the results of crash tests, the car body has a solid supporting structure, which is little deformed during frontal impacts. The consequences of the accident, if it does happen, are minimized due to the presence of airbags and seat belts with pretensioners and belt force limiters. A high level of passive safety is provided by six airbags. On the two rear seats of the Trendy version, there are ISOFIX mounts guaranteeing reliable and quick installation of child seats. In addition to the two main attachment points for each child seat, a third point is provided, which is located on the top on the back of the rear seat backrest. It provides even greater reliability of fixing the child seat, which will not budge in the event of a collision with another car.
Peugeot 107 is equipped in the basic configuration with the most modern brake system. The anti-lock braking system (ABS) as part of an electronic brake force regulator (REF), which optimally distributes the braking torque between the front and rear wheels. In addition, a cornering assist system (CSC) is provided, which independently controls the braking of the right and left wheels to prevent the vehicle from skidding in turns.
In 2008, the Peugeot 107 changed a bit. There is a new front bumper with a large air intake and chrome trim in the middle. Other configurations have become headlights. Began to offer new exterior colors, additional interior trim options and 14-inch wheels of the new design. The technical stuffing has not changed. In the European market for the updated Peugeot 107 except the engine 1.0 l / 68 hp a 1.4-liter 54 horsepower diesel engine will also be offered.
The car is being assembled in the Czech city of Kolin: in the same place where two more minicars are produced: Citroen C1 and Toyota Aygo.
Another restyled version of the subcompact hatchback Peugeot 107 appeared in 2012. The exterior of the car has undergone some changes compared to the "pre-reform" sample and all the improvements have a positive impact on the appearance. The nose has got a new bumper, the grille has changed its shape and tried on a new decorative mesh. Side cuts increased in size and began to attract more attention. Above the fog lights appeared L-shaped chrome moldings, and even a little higher found a place for a strip of LED lights. In addition, the design of the hood has changed slightly. A nice addition was the "corporate" body color - metallic Plum (plum). The combination of large parts of the exterior with soft and smooth silhouette lines give the car a unique French charm. The overall dimensions of the Peugeot 107 remained the same. In Russia, the buyer offers a choice of 3 or 5-door version.
Salon is able to please high-quality materials, comfortable seats and the presence of a wide list of necessary options. The front panel has changed the pattern of side air deflectors. The center console has a clear shape, as the original element here is the block of the blowing and conditioning system - white, which contrasts sharply with everything else, of color. It looks interesting and a huge speedometer with a white dial and excellent readability, the tachometer is located on the left side of it and is fixed on a special leg - a non-standard course. Of the features: the rear side windows of the car do not fall, but only open on the principle of vents at a slight angle. Despite its modest size, the cabin is quite spacious, but the passengers of the back sofa will be somewhat cramped. The luggage compartment is modest - 139 liters.
The technical base has not changed much. The engine remained the same - 3-cylinder petrol of 1 liter (68 hp). This engine boasts a variable valve timing system on the intake, stainless steel exhaust, ceramic-coated cylinders and four-hole nozzles. The mass of the unit is 69 kg. Depending on the wishes of the buyer, both the traditional five-speed manual gearbox and the five-speed 2-tronic robot can control the power. With the last acceleration of 0-100 km / h takes 14 seconds. Fuel consumption in the urban cycle is 5.4 liters per 100 km, in the mixed - 4.5 liters. The maximum speed reaches 157 km / h.
The only thing that improved the producers, following the general trend, reduced CO2 emissions.
In the Russian market, the Peugeot 107 is available in two trim levels: the budget "Access" and the more expensive "Active". The basic version is equipped with driver and passenger airbags, ABS, EBD and EBA systems, immobilizer. It is noteworthy that the standard version is offered without power steering, this option must be ordered for an additional fee.
Top grade Active stands a notch. There are already rear seats equipped with headrests with height adjustment, electric power steering wheel and height adjustment, air conditioning, front electric windows, CD audio system with four speakers and support for MP3, Blutooth, USB, LED lights, chrome trim of bumper elements and other trifles .
By the way, according to the results of crash tests performed by an independent organization Euro NCAP, the car received 4 stars. Such an indicator clearly demonstrates the reliability and safety of the Peugeot 107.