New 4x4s from Citroën, Peugeot… & Mitsubishi!March 25, 2007
Available April 2007
Citroën and Peugeot have produced their first SUVs – with a bit of help from Mitsubishi. The Citroën C-Crosser and the Peugeot 4007 are based on the mechanically identical Mitsubishi Outlander. The two French firms have interpreted the exterior design in their own respective house styles.
The cars have four-wheel drive and can seat up to seven passengers. The diesel engine is the new generation 156bhp direct common-rail injection 2.2HDi, developed with Ford, and mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. This engine offers the ability to run on 30% bio-diesel without any modifications, and has a Diesel Particulate Filter System that reduces particle emissions to virtually immeasurable levels.
Drivers have a choice of three transmission settings: two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive and a lock setting designed for low-grip conditions.
Although the Mitsubishi became available in February 2007, you’ll have to wait until April for the Citroën and Peugeot offerings.