The Peugot 107 is classified as a city car and is produced by the French carmaker Peugot. This vehicle was first launched in 2005 and was developed by the B-Zero project of PSA Peugeot Cintroen as well as Toyota. In January of 2010, it was announced by PSA Peugot that under 100,000 of this vehicle were going to be recalled because of a faulty sticking accelerator pedal. The pedal in this vehicle can stick in a partially depressed position or go back slowly of the off position. This problem was deemed enough of a safety hazard to warrant a recall though.
The Peugot 107 underwent a significant facelift in 2009 which significantly changed its exterior appearance to mimic that of the Citroen C1 as well as the Toyota Aygo. There were aesthetic changes made to the wheel trims, interior, and front bumper of the vehicle. The bumper on this vehicle now has a “large mouth” look and the numberplate has switched from beign in the middle of the grille to underneath the grille. The wheel trims for the 107 have been changed as well to give the vehicle a more upscale appearance.
When it comes to the interior of the 107, there are many more choices with regards to fabrics for the seats and the graphics used for the center console has changed a little bit as well. There have been some other improvements made to this car in the 2009 facelift, including the engine which now emits a total of 106 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer as opposed to the 109 from before. This vehicle used to have a fuel economy of 61 mpg but has since been improved to 62.8 mpg. The 107 received yet another facelift in 2012 and now has a new bonnet as well as front bumper/grill with integrated daytime running lights. The interior also sports a leather steeling wheel and a gearknob with a whole new design which is only available with certain trim levels.
The 107 has achieved very low breakdown rates, making it one of the safer and more reliable vehicles on the road. This car achieved some of the lowest breakdown rates in its class, along with the Chevrolet Matiz and the 2-seater Smart. When it comes to safety, the 107 scored four out of five possible stars for adult occupants, four out of five again for child occupants, and just two stars for pedestrians.
This city car is offers very precise steering as well as a stable chassis and is a reliable ride overall. The 107 has undergone a couple significant facelifts over the years to improve certain aspects of its outward appearance as well as the interior components. This car was initially marketed as an affordable alternative to other models offered by this carmaker and its reliability is one of the many things that has made it so popular with consumers in Europe as well as other places throughout the world.
Although the Peugot 107 may not have a lot to offer when it comes to sheer power, it is quite a reliable vehicle with durable internal components which have been known to last a long time before needing any type of repair. Those who are currently searching for a new vehicle will find that this one is definitely one of the cheaper options but still offers quite a bit in terms of safety and longevity. In 2012 there were 74,900 units produced worldwide with a total production of 741,800. While it is true that this car may have its flaws, it has still become a favorite of many consumers.