Car reviews - Peugeot - 207 - CC 1.6 convertible
With ‘Mini’ power, Peugeot’s 207CC is bigger, brisker, better equipped – and safer
28 Sep 2007
IN A LUCKY twist of fate, Peugeot's new 207 CC largely has the affordable small convertible market to itself now that Holden has withdrawn its rival Tigra. And the French brand stands to take even more sales with its new folding metal hard-top model on the back of the success of the 206CC. Now the only real rival for the 207CC is the Mitsubishi Colt cabrio, which is selling rather slowly. The 207CC is built off the same basis as the rest of the new 207 range and is available with a naturally aspirated 88kW 1.6-litre four-cylinder or a lightly turbo boosted 110kW 1.6-litre four. Both engines were borne of the joint-venture between Peugeot and BMW. The entry-level CC is available with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic, while the turbo model is manual only. Prices for the 207CC start off at $34,990 for the 1.6 manual and rise to $37,190 for the automatic and $39,990 for the 1.6 Turbo.
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Peugeot 206CCReleased: October 2001
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Launched in Australia in 2001, the Peugeot 206CC was the first affordable compact convertible to feature a folding metal roof. There were some glitches early on, but the folding lid was no doubt a huge lure for many customers. The 206CC benefited from the sleek styling of the base 206, but the tall boot (which had to house the folded roof) gave the model a slightly strange look.
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