A quick count on any car journey will reveal that Peugeot is one of the most popular car manufacturers today, with a large and increasing portfolio of ranges and models.
A quick count on any car journey will reveal that Peugeot is one of the most popular car manufacturers today, with a large and increasing portfolio of ranges and models. Top of the list, in terms of cars on the road, has to be the Peugeot 207 range with a choice of five body styles. The whole range has been revised and the new versions go on sale this month (August 2009).
With so many variations and the sun shining, we chose to test the Peugeot 207 CC, Europe's top-selling coupe cabriolet. The Peugeot 207 CC first appeared in the showrooms in March 2007 and in the intervening two and a half years, Peugeot has built over 120,000 of them, of which over 15,300 have been bought by UK customers.
Clearly a very popular car, and as such Peugeot has avoided any drastic revisions. The main difference is at the front end, where the grille has become more integral to the front bumper and the foglights have been moved outwards and given their own surrounds. These moves don't sound much but they make a huge visual difference, making the car appear wider and more modern.
At the rear, the light clusters gain LED technology and the lower bumper, which had a black strip, is now body-coloured. In fact, the overall change is that there are now more body colour elements, making the Peugeot 207 CC look more expensive than it is. New style alloys enhance the side view, filling the subtle wheelarches perfectly.
There are eight exterior colours to choose from including a new one: Inari Blue. Of the two trim levels, only the Peugeot 207 CC GT is available in Bianca White and the GT also offers the option of a full leather trim, including the fascia steering wheel, seats and door panels. Apart from that, there are two shades of cloth seat-covering and two of leather, for both the Sport and the GT.
Peugeot 207 CC Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Peugeot 207 CC GT|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||8.6 seconds|
|Top Speed||129 mph|
|Fuel Type||Unleaded Petrol|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||48.7 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||5 Star|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Price (when tested on the 20/08/09)||£19,045|