Equipped from its launch with a proven mechanical specification in terms of engines, transmissions and suspension but, adapted to the different markets in which it will be sold, the new 206 is also generous in terms of convenience and safety equipment.
The new four-door, booted 206 sedan has a generous and discreet rear design and places it clearly as part of the 206 range, recognised for its feline look and popular front design.
This architecture frees up maximum space for the passenger compartment and its five occupants and contributes to their protection in the event of an impact by providing designed crumple zones. The 206 SD is available with Petrol and CNG engines and manual and automatic gearboxes.
The interior space of the 206 sedan is the result of a design based on the requirements of the occupants and a generous load capacity that can be expanded still further thanks to the modularity of the passenger seats.
The structure of the 206 sedan has remarkable ability to protect its occupants in the event of a serious collision. For example, under its different exterior, there is a one-piece steel structure that has a full anti-corrosion treatment.
The four doors have longitudinal reinforcements and padding (front doors) which, with a generously dimensioned 'B/C' post, contributes to the excellent protection afforded to passengers.
The 206 SD is available with two 4-cylinder petrol injection engines and a CNG-burning powerplant - the TU3 with a capacity of 1360 cm3 and the TU5 with a capacity of 1587 cm3. These modern engines feature multi-point injection technology and have a toothed timing belt drive for the camshafts - one overhead camshaft and eight valves for the TU3A - two overhead camshafts and 16 valves for the TU5JP4. Both petrol engines are also capable of operating on fuels with different octane ratings.
Standard and optional equipment include driver's SMART 60-litre air bag, Passenger's SMART 90-litre air bag, Active front seat belts (pre-tensioning), three 3-point rear seat belts, power steering, height-adjustable steering wheel, power windows, remote central door locking, automatic drive away locking, 1/3 - 2/3 folding rear seat, radio CD with remote controls under the steering wheel + two speakers and two tweeters