The Peugeot 207 Sportium hatchback adds a host of equipment to the previous special edition, the Millesim.
This includes 15" alloy wheels on petrol models and 16" alloys on diesel versions. Other additions include front fog lights, electrically heated door mirrors, rear parking aid and Peugeot connect USB with Bluetooth.
Inside, the interior is a unique Sportium offering, and outside the model benefits from chrome effect on the front grille, rear tinted windows and colour-coded body side mouldings and rear bumper.
The Sportium model also comes with Peugeot’s now ubiquitous Nokia 5230 smart phone with Satellite Navigation.
Other standard features taken from the Millesim include manual air-con, power steering, ABS and a trip computer.
A choice of two engines comprises a 1.4-litre petrol delivering 95bhp available for both three- and five-door versions, and a 92bhp HDi diesel offering emissions as low as 113g/km for both body styles.
Both models come with a five-speed manual gearbox, but the petrol is quicker to 62mph from standing, taking 12.1 seconds compared to the diesel’s 12.9 seconds.
The lower CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of 65.7mpg offer lower costs to drivers, but the diesel models are £1,300 more than the petrol alternatives.
However, the diesel engines are road-tax free because of the emissions level and both engines are Euro 5 complaint – meeting the new criteria for new cars from 4 January 2011.
The cost of the three-door petrol is £12,595 and the five-door model comes in at £12,195. The diesel three-door is £13,895 and the five-door model £14,495.