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2004-05-26 12:20

Wilmer Muller

The Peugeot 1007 being prepared for a photo shoot (PHOTO: William McIntosh, Wheels24)

We spied the new Peugeot supermini, which will be named the 1007, in Cape Town. It was being photographed a stone's throw from the Wheels24 offices in the Media24 building.

Despite tight security our ever-eager photo editor William McIntosh managed to get very good shots of the 1007, without having to broach the security ring.

The 1007 will be the first Peugeot to be badged with a four-digit naming system.

Peugeot says that in response to market fragmentation and the consequent need for a wider range of products it had to expand its naming system by doubling the central 0.

Our photos show that the 1007's design won't differ too much from that of the Sésame.

Most importantly, it will also feature the Sésame concept's electric sliding doors, which give it a great advantage in city conditions.

The 1007's seats will be able to fold flat or be removed altogether. Furthermore the car will offer a spacious boot with a low and wide loading lip.

The car will also be well equipped and air-conditioning, electric windows and a host of safety features will be standard.

There will be three petrol models, a 1.1, 1.4 and 1.6-litre, and two diesels, a 1.4 and 2-litre HDI.

Last year Peugeot also photographed their new 407 sedan and estate in Cape Town. Cape Town is popular among car manufacturers for advertisement shoots for new vehicles.

The last few years South Africa has also gained popularity among manufacturers to test future models.

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