Peugeot has revised its slow-selling 607 executive saloon with a new gearbox, new suspension and new front end.
Among the cosmetic changes that have taken place, the 607 receives heavily revised front-end styling. These changes include a re-sculpted front bumper with larger bumper grille, chrome-barrelled front fog lights, additional chrome grille trim, larger ‘Lion’ grille badge, enlarged upper grille, and colour coded bumper and side protective strips.
Additionally, there is a new 17″ ‘Tosca’ alloy wheel available. In the cabin, the facia centre console now features a new, modern aluminium finish.
The top of the range 3.0-litre V6 derivative now features a new six-speed ‘Tiptronic’ automatic gearbox, which offers greater flexibility than the outgoing four-speed automatic. Additionally, power from the V6 engine has been increased by 6 bhp to 211 bhp and torque is now improved to 213 ft lb.
The suspension of 607 has been revised across the range. The S and SE derivatives now benefit from an improved damping system, while the V6 model features electronically controlled, variable suspension. New, larger brakes across the range and the latest generation ESP system complete the new 607 package.
Peugeot’s integrated RT3 colour satellite navigation/GSM telephone system comes fitted as standard to both SE and V6 variants, as does a JBL 10-speaker hi-fi. Both items are available as options on the ‘S’ model.
The new range now starts at £20,300 for the 607 S 2.0 HDi, rising to £29,700 for the 607 V6 3.0 six-speed Auto.