Peugeot 307: the new range

The new 307 will not be marketed until SeptemberOnly the headlights are different.The nose, flatter, has an imposing grill.Nothing changed its dynamic qualities.

* A three-door hatchback and five seats.
* A five-door hatchback and five seats.
* A CC coupé cabriolet with four seats.
* A break of five doors and five seats.
SW * A family with five doors and seven potential places.
* A five-seater saloon trivolumen (made in China).
Lion brand is happy. Recent times you are being propitious: increasing sales figures, new solo projects (1007) and in coalition with competitors (107), opening new markets (Eastern Europe, China) ... Today, in the midst of this creative maelstrom, Peugeot presents the new dress of one of its stars: the 307, the puncher model in the most competitive segment, the compact 4-meter (which has grown and is already rather by 4.20). Born in 2001 (it went on sale in May), the 307 has sold worldwide 2.2 million units, 55 percent of them with diesel engine. In the competitive world of car manufacturing is not worth much this "if something works, do not touch", but you have to calibrate much the changes made to the success of a model does not become failure (or in a minor hit, which comes to the same thing), so in Peugeot have not really touched his 307 only has "touched up" enhancement lights ahead and behind.The brand managers explain the need for change with two arguments: first, they needed to strengthen the position of 307 against competitors in its market segment (which now, according to Peugeot accounts are about 49); On the other hand, with the launch of 407's aesthetic codes of the brand they were redefined and 307 was homogenised with their peers.In the pictures that we offer under these lines you can see how it has changed the car in the nose and rear; There you have before and now you can judge the degree of success that designers have had in their task. If you look closely at the front headlights they have been stretched to the -yes mirrors, as a kind of FACIAL lifting and fog lamps with chrome embellished just below a visible grill. The nose extends sideways as invadiéndolos a little, so that visually widens and gives face 307 a more flattened appearance. Behind only the headlights change shape.The headlights are an aesthetic novelty, but also technological. Outwardly, over 12 cm glass extending towards mirrors; inside, consists of three elements: long position in the bottom lights, direction indicator at the top and dipped in the central part. The latter exhibit new technology; They are elliptical and provide illumination quality, homogeneous and wider. As an option, they can be xenon and are accompanied by headlamp washers and a sensor that automatically adjusts the height of the light beam depending on the load and the vehicle seat, avoiding producing glare.The rear light clusters with red chrome mask, adopt an attractive appearance diode.Inside, the dashboard renews its aesthetics-the functional part no variation with small details, some of them inherited from the CC version. On the board now include chrome strips, a shade of gray that the brand called "Lion Gray" and new controls for heating, air conditioning and radio. Some versions feature sport steering wheel and instrumentation with white background and red needles (including Féline, a 307 with 2-liter engine and sports equipment that will not come to Spain, at least for now).In the security section, up to 6 airbags, side now with a new deployment system also protects the chest. Are newly designed head restraints, with a profile that seeks to increase the protection of the neck and improved to act more effectively in the event of rear impact (and thus avoid the dreaded whiplash) supports. Mixture of safety and aesthetics, the pack aluminum wheels includes a system for detecting underinflation of the tire.With regard to comfort equipment, dual zone air conditioning with separate temperature control on the right and on the left, now it works more "green" manner. Its compressor external control takes into account the ambient temperature, compared to which the user has demanded and generated just cold necessary, instead of strongly cooling air temperature and then reheated to obtain that the desired temperature, as it was done before. Thus, the average fuel consumption is limited. The 307 also has an optional Bluetooth handsfree kit-the one who opened the Number 607.In the engine range two new petrol versions are integrated, so that the new range will have four. There were already 109 hp 1.6 and 180 hp 2.0; now joins them 2,0 more, with 140 hp and 89 hp 1.4. Diesel versions, the HDI will be three: 1.6 90 hp 110 hp 1.6 and 136 hp 2.0 and having particle filter (the latter two existed). the old 2.0 HDI 90 hp disappears. They will be combined with two types of box: manual 5 or 6 speed automatic Tiptronic, the latter only for petrol versions.The new Peugeot 307 range consists of 6 variants, although only five are sold in Europe, and the sixth is manufactured in China and only for that market:

* A three-door hatchback and five seats.
* A five-door hatchback and five seats.
* A CC coupé cabriolet with four seats.
* A break of five doors and five seats.
SW * A family with five doors and seven potential places.
* A five-seater saloon trivolumen (made in China).