The 4007 is a compact crossover SUV that was released by Peugeot in the summer of 2007. The Peugeot 4007 SUV is unique in the annals of the French Auto giant's history as it is the first vehicle to be developed as the result of cooperation between sister company Citroen, and Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi. To make the 4007 that bit more special is the fact that it is the first vehicle to be produced by the three companies on the same production line that is neither in France nor in Japan, but just over the border in Holland.
There were a number of eyebrows raised when Peugeot-Citroen announced their collaboration with Mitsubishi, and those that weren't raised before the 4007 was launched were more than likely raised immediately after the wraps came off on the French company's first entry into the fast growing SUV market. The reason for all these raised eyebrows is that the 4007 and the Citroen equivalent , externally at least are almost exact copies of Mitsubishi's Outlander SUV with the only differences being lightly cosmetic. Peugeot have changed the front end of the 4007 to fit in to their now trademark oversized LED headlights and matt black grille. However, apart from a few pieces of strategically placed chrome, this seven seater five door SUV is, to all intents, a Japanese vehicle in French clothing.
The 4007 SUV comes with a choice of just one engine, but it is one of the best in the Peugeot stable - a four cylinder 2.2 liter turbo-diesel powered engine paired with a new dual clutch system (DCS) six speed manual gearbox.
Passengers are promised a smooth ride with the 4007 SUV thanks to the well tried and tested standard Macpherson strut front formula suspension backed up by torsion beam suspension for the rear axle.
Although it wears the label of a seven seater, the Peugeot 4007 SUV really comes into its own as a five seater. The second seats can slide back as far as the tallest passenger could ever need and the split 40/60 format makes for a comfortable division. In that formula everyone gets to travel in comfort, while with the seven seats folded out the back seat passengers all pay a price, in terms of leg room. As far as carrying baggage, that extra row also extracts its toll. However take it out of the equation and around forty cubic feet of storage becomes available, and fold down the back row and an ample 77 cube opens up. Thanks to the 4007 smartly designed tailgate, accessing is easy thanks to its split configuration.