It was in the 1930s that Peugeot started the innovative concept of the Coupé Cabriolet, with the 401, 601 and 402 "Eclipse". This concept was to become one of Peugeot's trademark features and today's cars, the 206 and 307 CC have made the marque the No1 seller of Coupé Cabriolets, with today world wide sales of more than 500,000 vehicles, since 2001.
The car, that changed the UK convertible car market for ever, was the Peugeot 206 CC. Launched in the UK in January 2001, the 206 CC broke new ground with regards to technology, manufacturing and cost.
It brought a Coupé Cabriolet with an electric folding roof into the price range of everyone, not just the preserve of the prestigious car market segment. Its introduction saw it transform the UK market for convertible cars and become the best-selling convertible car in the UK for three consecutive years. Its success, however, is world wide, with more than 360,000 units produced it is the world's best selling small Coupé Cabriolet.
Now the Peugeot 207 CC takes over from the legendary Peugeot 206 CC.
As with the 207 hatchback the 207 CC shares the PSA Peugeot Citroen Group's No1 platform and the "Sport" exterior styling found on the hatchback sport models. Styled by the Peugeot Style Centre, like the 206 CC the 207 CC shares the same 2+2 type architecture, but has the following dimensions:
- Length - 4.037 m
- Wheelbase - 2.540 m
- Width - 1.750 m
- Height - 1.397 m (75 mm less than the hatchback)
The 207 CC will go on sale in March 2007 and prices will be announced nearer the date.Published 7 December 2006