Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5

The 1007 suffers from being quite a heavy car and only really feels nippy with the top 1.6-litre HDi diesel engine. The two petrols – a 1.4-litre (75bhp) and 1.6-litre (110bhp) – are slow to get going and can feel outpaced on the motorway. The 1.4-litre has a manual five-speed gearbox or a clutchless gearbox and steering wheel-mounted shift paddles, while the 1.6-litre is only available with the clutchless transmission.

The diesel line-up is kicked off with a 70bhp 1.4-litre HDi which is available with just a manual gearbox. The 1.6-litre diesel has 110bhp and is the best all-round engine. In addition to the 58mpg that’s on offer, it also has plenty of punch, which means it overtakes with much more confidence than the other models and isn’t left wanting when it comes to motorway driving.

The 1007 isn’t as handy around town as you may expect. It’s heavy and lacks the zip and agility you’d expect from a small car designed for the city. All but the 1.6-litre diesel feel lethargic. That said, there is decent all-round visibility and it’s easy to do three-point turns and park. Out of town, most models feel off the pace and struggle to get up to speed and overtaking is often out of the question.

Its tall shape means it rolls round corners and is better suited to a more sedate pace.