Lid's off the 207 CC
6 December 2006

This is the car Peugeot hopes will follow in the high-heeled slingback footsteps of its 206 CC, the world’s best-selling small cabriolet coupé and its first mass-market folding tin-top. Meet the new 207 CC.

Styled in-house, based on its hatchback cousin’s floorpan and utilising its front and rear track, suspension, steering and braking set-ups, this 2+2 will have three engine options: two 16-valve 1.6-litre petrols, one of which is turbocharged to 150bhp, and a 1.6-litre 110bhp HDi turbo-diesel. It also features as standard five airbags – three of which have been designed specifically for it – and a choice of seven fragrances for its optional, patented, integrated diffuser.

All three engines are combined with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard, but a four-speed auto with Porsche Tiptronic sequential control is available with the 120bhp petrol-engined model, powered by the motor created in conjunction with the BMW Group, and also found in the new Mini Cooper.

More importantly for the carefully-coiffeured image conscious among us, the hood is now entirely automated; no more manual release handles, just leave your finger on the button for 25 seconds… et voilà!

Other standard features are an active roll-over protection system and sport seats that provide a lower driving position than the hatchback’s.

The 207 CC will go on sale in March 2007. Prices have yet to be confirmed, but a modest increase over those of the 206 coupe-cabrio can be safely anticipated.

For a wider range of pictures of the new folding tin-topped 207, check out our gallery

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