Peugeot at Sydney's Motor Show


2006 Peugeot 407 Coupe
The Peugeot 407 coupe will be released in
Australia during the first quarter 2006.

6th October, 2005

  • Australian debut of the stunning new 407 Coupe, only one month after it’s world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show
  • New Peugeot 307 launched to the public, on sale 13th October
  • 206 ‘C’ unveiled, featuring an innovative glass roof

407 Coupe Debut

The 2005 Australian International Motor Show will prove to be one of the biggest ever shows for the Peugeot brand in Australia. Automobiles Peugeot has chosen Sydney to be the second motor show in the world to display the stunning new 407 Coupe, after it was unveiled in Frankfurt less than one month ago.

The 407 Coupe on display will be a mouth-watering taste for show-goers, as it won't be seen again in this country until it goes on sale in the first quarter of 2006.

A true ‘Grand Tourer’ in every sense, the 407 Coupe succeeds in blending the perfect mix of style, technology and luxury into a comprehensive automotive package.

The sleek design of this elegant car gives it a powerful and purposeful look, building upon the striking design already seen on the 407 sedan and Touring. Equipped with either a V6 petrol engine or a 2.7 litre V6 HDi diesel engine, the 407 Coupe will meet the demands of the most discerning of buyers. Standard equipment includes:

Latest generation Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) including ABS, EBFD, EBA, ASR, CBC and Dynamic Stability Control, Driver and passenger SMART airbags, front side airbags, curtain airbags and steering column airbag , Xenon headlamps, Cruise control and speed limiter, Front & Rear parking sensors, 18” Alloy wheels with tyre pressure sensors, Dual zone digital air conditioning with climate control, Leather upholstery, Directional bi-xenon headlights, JBL hi-fi with MP3 playback, 6 disc CD auto-changer, Electric heated front seats.

The New 307

Another important and exciting launch at the show will be that of the new 307. A success in Australia since it’s launch in late 2001, the new 307 will go on sale on 13th October.

The new 307 benefits from the new Peugeot family appearance while retaining all the innovative qualities which earnt the 307 the ‘European Car of the Year’ title in 2002. The style of the new 307 has progressively evolved, now expressing a personality that is more dynamic and powerful while enhancing its elegance and appeal.

With a more sporty family look, the new front design of the new 307 has a single air intake and surround, with front fog lights in two chrome housings and the Peugeot badge in its centre above. The new front panel is integrated into a new, shorter aluminium bonnet and at each side of the single air intake, two over riders protect the bodywork from minor front impacts.

The new hi-tech larger elliptical headlamps now protrude further into the composite front wings, which overhang a slightly curved radiator grille featuring black or chrome horizontal bars that creates a dynamic, sporty appearance.

All models are well equipped and feature outstanding levels of active and passive safety equipment.

The range is augmented by the addition of a new model – the 307 ‘Sport’ – a five door hatch featuring the 130kW engine already seen on the 307CC ‘Sport’ and the 206 GTi ‘180’. The 307 ‘Sport’ features impressive levels of standard equipment, offering those who want to combine technology and luxury the perfect choice in the form of a safe and sporty hatch.

For the first time, the 2.0 litre HDi engine already available in the Touring range, will be offered on the 5 door hatch model. A new and improved 2.0 litre petrol engine has also been introduced, developing 103kW of power and a further 10Nm of torque to add to the 307’s driving pleasure.

Full pricing and specifications will be announced at the Australian International Motor show on 13th October.

The 206 ‘C’

Also to be found on the Peugeot stand will be the latest addition to the 206 range of vehicles – the 206 ‘C’ which is based on the popular 206 XT.

Equipped with a full length athermic glass roof, the ambience of the vehicle’s interior is enhanced by a new found feeling of lightness and openness. Both front and rear passengers benefit from the additional glass area, which can be covered by a fully lined electric shutter.

Offered in the XT specification, the 206 ‘C’ is available with a lively 1.6 litre engine and will undoubtedly be a popular choice for those keen to let the sunshine in.

Pricing and specification will be announced at the Australian International Motor Show.

2006 Peugeot 307 CC
The new Peugeot 307 CC

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