Fleet News

Entry-level models join cut-price Peugeot 607 range

PEUGEOT has expanded the 607 range with two new entry-level engines, improving the car's carbon dioxide emissions, and cut prices of the rest of the range by up to £1,700, five months after the vehicle entered showrooms. The two tax-busting versions will be powered by a 138bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine and the 110bhp 2.0HDi diesel, both used in the 406.

The new models are aimed at company car drivers looking for a large, well-equipped car but keeping benefit-in-kind tax to a minimum following the change to an emissions-based regime next year. The new 2.0-litre car produces carbon dioxide at a rate of 205g/km, putting it in the 23% bracket for company car tax from April 2002/03. The rating for the diesel is to be confirmed, but Peugeot promises it will be below 165g/km, ensuring the 2.0HDi will fall into the 18% band under the first year of the new rules including the 3% supplement for diesel cars.

Like the 2.2HDi, the 2.0HDi will use a particulate filter to prevent diesel particulates escaping into the atmosphere. Production of the entry-level petrol version will begin in May, while the diesel will follow in July, priced at £18,195 and £19,395 on-the-road respectively. They will also be available in SE trim.

The rest of the range has undergone price cuts of between £700 and £1,700. New 607 prices: 2.0 £18,195; 2.0HDi £19,395; 2.2S £19,795; 2.2S auto £20,895; 2.2HDi S £20,995; 2.2HDi S auto £22,095; 3.0 V6 S £24,545; 2.0 SE £20,395; 2.0 HDi SE £21,595; 2.2SE £21,695; 2.2SE auto £22,795; 2.2HDi SE £22,895; 2.2HDi SE auto £23,995; 3.0 V6 SE auto £29,795.

Leave a comment for your chance to win £20 of John Lewis vouchers.

Every issue of Fleet News the editor picks his favourite comment from the past two weeks – get involved for your chance to appear in print and win!

Login to comment

Comments

No comments have been made yet.

Compare costs of your company cars

Looking to acquire new vehicles? Check how much they'll cost to run with our Car Running Cost calculator.

What is your BIK car tax liability?

The Fleet News car tax calculator lets you work out tax costs for both employer and employee