Two new engines and a choice of three paint finishes widen the 207 Verve’s appeal.
The Peugeot 207 Verve supermini was previously a limited options model, only available with a choice of 1.4-litre petrol or 1.4-litre turbodiesel engine, and only in red or black paint.
For 2010, however, Peugeot is adding a more powerful 1.4-litre petrol (with 95bhp it is 20bhp more powerful than the 75bhp entry-level model) and a 1.6-litre HDi turbodiesel. As for the colours, joining the original Flamenco Red and Onyx Black are Aluminium, Shark Grey and Moroccan Red.
Standard equipment remains generous, including air conditioning, electric, heated mirrors, 15-inch alloy wheels, trip computer, front fog lights, remote locking, Bluetooth and USB connection.
Competitive fuel economy
Strangely, only the entry-level petrol gets a Gear Shift Indicator to help the driver perform more economically. However, it is the least economical car in the range, offering an official 44.1mpg and 147g/km CO2, so perhaps it needs all the help it can get.
Both diesel engines return an official 64.2mpg and a low CO2 rating of 117g/km, while the new petrol engine manages 47.8mpg and 140g/km of CO2.
Prices for the Peugeot 207 Verve start at £12,331 for the three-door and £12,918 for the five-door. It is available to order now.
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