It’s the beginning of July so it’s time for a boring Peugeot.

Today’s one is obviously the 807, a derivative of the Sevel Nord van. There were also Fiat, Citroen and Lancia versions if a Peugeot didn’t appeal.

Whichever one you bought you got a seven seater (what Americans would call a minivan) with PSA engines, almost invariably diesels although petrol units were available including a 3.0 V6 which I’m guessing sold approximately nil.

Production lasted from 2004 to 2012 although after 2008 sales were low. Fiat and Lancia replaced their versions with variations of the Chrysler Voyager, PSA didn’t make a direct replacement because little demand for a vehicle of this size in Europe.

Van versions continue for Fiat and PSA and interestingly since 2013 there’s been a Toyota version, the Proace, as Toyota’s own Hiace didn’t sell in big enough numbers for Toyota to bother meeting the latest emissions regulations.

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