Written by: Jan Tuček
The interior of the new Peugeot 407 SW, a five-door model of distinctive lines uncommon in a traditional station wagon, offers unusual light and comfort.
THIS DYNAMIC LOOKING, 4.76 meter-long car stands out with its elegant rear end with slanted windows meeting the rear body columns, as well as its panoramic glass roof, which fluidly runs to the upper edge of the windshield and stretches above the heads of rear-seat passengers. The surface of the roof, made from strong, 6 mm thick glass allowing only 12% of heat radiation through, covers 1.6 m2, one-third of all the glass in the car. The fifth door in the rear provides access to the 489 liter luggage compartment, and its window can be independently lifted for stowing smaller items. By flattening out the asymmetrically divided rear seats you can create a 1.7 meter-long bed or 749 liters of luggage space (measured to the tops of the backs of the front seats) or 1,654 liters (measured up to the roof). Flattening the back of the front passenger seat allows transport of items up to 2.7 meters long, leaving one more seat behind the driver.
The Peugeot 407 SW comes standard with 1.8-l, 2.0-l, and 2.2-l gasoline engines that turn out from 115 to 158 hp (85 to 116 kW), as well as 1.6-l (110 hp/80 kW) and 2.0 l (138 hp/100 kW) four-cylinder turbodiesels. The top of the model line comes with a six-cylinder, 3.0 l gasoline engine (210 hp/155 kW) and a six-speed automatic transmission. Prices for the Peugeot 407 SW start at CZK 694,000.