Peugeot 207 Sportium arrives in UK

The Peugeot 207 Sportium Special Edition hatchback is based on the Active trim – the second of four standard trim levels available on the 207.

As a result, it boasts air conditioning, a rear parking sensor, front fog lights and leather touches to the steering wheel.

However, the Sportium edition also adds a new Clarion Multi-media navigation system with Bluetooth to the specification as well as USB connectivity and a 6.2" touch screen.

The system is capable of playing DVDs when the car is stopped and can be hooked up to an iPod or iPad in the same way.

Outside, the Sportium adds much more than the 107 Sportium to give it an air of exclusivity. This includes aluminium highlights on the grille and body colour side mouldings and door handles.

15" Monaco alloy wheels are available for most models, but 207s specified with the 1.6-litre HDi 92 engine come with larger 16" Estoril alloy wheels.

Alongside the larger diesel engine, a 1.4-litre HDi developing 70bhp and a choice of two 1.4 petrol engine in 75 and 95bhp variations are being offered with the Peugeot 207 Sportium.

The most frugal engines are the diesels, which deliver improved fuel economy of 67.3mpg and CO2 emissions of just 110g/km, meaning zero first year VED in the UK and £30 per year thereafter.

The choice does not end there; the Sportium range covers three- and five-door 207 models available with all engines.

On sale now, Peugeot says the Sportium delivers up to £1,215 worth of extra equipment for a price increase of £350.

Starting prices for the Sportium range start from £12,095 for three-door versions and £12,695 for the five-door options.