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Peugeot Epure concept (2006): first official pictures

Fri, 08 Sep 2006 00:00:00 -0700

By Chris Chilton

First Official Pictures

08 September 2006 00:01

The lowdown

Peugeot calls it a concept but let's not kid ourselves: this is the 207CC. A successor to the 206CC, the car that brought folding metal hardtops to the woman in the street, next spring's production CC will look almost identical to the Epure. But don't expect to find the concept's engine under the showroom CC's nose: the Epure employs hydrogen power.

There are no major surprises in the Epure's design except that it appears far easier on the eye than the old hunchbacked 206CC. There's more than a hint of Tigra to the aggressive cab-forward stance too. Inside there's seating for two adults up front and a couple of circus midgets in the back. The ambience is very pimp's pad: white leather covers everything from the seats and dashboard to the steering column. But while numerous cows have been slaughtered to clothe the cabin, Peugeot hasn't forgotten the Epure's ecological heart. It has dotted flourishes of 'absinth green' around the interior, and claims the seat perforations are supposed to look like little bubbles of oxygen.

By Chris Chilton