1007 Introduction

The Peugeot 1007 was a mini MPV produced by the French manufacturer Peugeot from 2004 based on the Peugeot 206 and Citroen C2 platform.  The 1007's unique design features two power sliding doors for easier access in cramped spaces and on hills and a lifting tailgate.  The car also features user-swappable Cameleo interior trim and the optional "2-Tronic" (Peugeot) automatic transmission which is also used on the Citroen C2 and C3 as the "Sensodrive".

It is ironic now to think that, had Peugeot started off with a cheaper manual door version of the 1007 (and without all the alternative engine and gearbox configurations) it might well have taken off and rewritten history.

With only 120,000 sold in five years (just 7,400 in the UK), information specific to the 1007 seems rather sparse although mechanical parts have been used on many other Peugeot/Citroen cars.

You can use the Haynes manuals for the Peugeot 206; Citroen C2 & C3 for many mechanical parts which it has in common.  The only other source will be the workshop DVD's  - on ebay - though these seem to be harder to come by when I checked in August 2018.

 

The development costs must have been very high, even after allowing for the common mechanical parts. There will never be another so enjoy whilst we can! Peugeot apparently subsidised each 12,000 euro (£10,000) car by 15,380 euro (£12,850) - we can all say we are driving around in posh limousines that cost Peugeot £23,000 to produce.

Sadly Peugeot never developed the car further as not enough customers bought them. By now the door problems and the front spring problems would have been sorted and current engines installed. Now wouldn't that have been nice?

My own opinion - the 1007 will undoubtedly become very rare very quickly as they are quite complicated and most garages (including Peugeot main dealers) do not or will not understand them. They will have a minority following for many years as numbers drop (and don't forget most of the mechanical parts are Citroen C2; C3 and Peugeot 206 so will be available for many years) but increasingly only those with specialised knowledge will be able to afford to run them.

People "collect" all sorts of vehicles and undoubtedly a few will remain in Museums and sheds as a unique attempt to introduce innovation in motor car design. What a pity Toyota haven't developed their "Porte" to have sliding doors on BOTH sides!