18 January 2007

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Peugeot goes on the attack with warmish 207 Sport and 107 XS

Peugeot 207 Sport

Peugeot is getting on with what it does best by building sporty little hatches, and it's just announced not one but two of the critters.

Hot on the heels of the 150bhp 207 Turbo, the 207 Sport uses a 120bhp version of the same 1.6-litre engine.

It's a clever engine with variable valve timing, but the important stuff is that it does 0-62mph in 10.7 seconds and has a top speed of 125mph.

Those are not the most scintillating warm hatch figures and the new automatic gearbox takes the edge off further.

This Tiptronic auto 'box means 0-62mph in 12.7 seconds and a 122mph top speed.

Prices for the auto start at £12,795, while the manual gearbox model costs £11,795.

The second new sporty hatch for Peugeot is the 107 XS, reviving a badge that has previously been attached to the fine handling 106 and 205 XS models.

The obvious differences between a standard 107 and the XS are the bold stripes down the centre of the car and the door mirrors painted in contrasting colours.

There's also a sports twin exhaust, revised front and rear bumpers, and 14-inch alloy wheels.

No extra power for the 68bhp 1.0-litre engine, but with extra grip the 107 XS should be good fun to drive.

The price for the 107 XS is £8,345 and it's on sale now.

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