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Peugeot 207 CC (2006): first official pictures

Wed, 06 Dec 2006 00:00:00 -0800

By Phil McNamara

First Official Pictures

06 December 2006 08:28

Peugeot 207CC: the lowdown

Peugeot has re-invented its folding hard roof supermini, the car that brought Mercedes-style roof technology to a wider audience. The 207 Coupe Convertible goes on UK sale next March, priced from just under £15,000. This CC is based on the 207's stiffer, front-wheel drive chassis, and the big news is that it has an all-new roof mechanism. Two petrol engines and one diesel will be offered at launch. It's a little bigger, although it remains a 2+2 with rear seats only good for torturing naughty children.

While the original roof was made by French supplier, Peugeot has taken 207CC production into its own Madrid plant. Although the original was wildly successful, with 360,000 sales making it the world's best-selling (and longest on the market) small coupe cabriolet, the roof mechanism was marred initially by glitches. The current car's twist release handle is gone; all you need to do is hold down a button and the windows drop and the roof folds away. The process takes around 25sec.

By Phil McNamara