Peugeot will use the Frankfurt Motor Show to introduce an updated 4007 with a six-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.
Designed to maximize efficiency and driving enjoyment, the transmission works by "automating the gear changes on a manual gearbox and using two clutches to transmit the engine torque. The first clutch is located on the even-numbered gears while the second clutch is fitted to the odd-numbered gears. A fine-tuned electronic management system anticipates the gear changes and hydraulically operates one of the two clutches, which operate in parallel, within a few tenths of a second without a torque converter. As such, one shaft is always connected and changing from one gear to another takes place in just a few tenths of a second, resulting in exceptionally smooth driving. Gear changing is quick and smooth with no interruption in the supply of torque."
When connected to a 2.2-liter HDi FAP engine, which produces 156 bhp and 380Nm of torque, the gearbox enables the crossover to average 38.7 mpg on the combined cycle while emitting 192g/km of CO2.
While this sounds new and exciting, the 4007's cousin - the Mitsubishi Outlander - was outfitted with an identical transmission earlier this year.