Peugeot has recently revealed details of its latest coupé cabriolet, the 308 CC which is set to be one of the stars of next month’s Paris Motor Show.
The 308 CC, with its four full-size seats, capitalises on all the inbuilt strengths of the 308 range while still embodying the 307 CC spirit and Peugeot's coupé cabriolet expertise. Above all, it promises enthusiasts of "lifestyle" motoring a unique and genuinely attractive offer. The 308 CC stands out due to its elegant and stylish design, both in its coupé and cabriolet configurations. A low sporty profile confirms the dynamic potential of the 308 CC and the prominent shape and spectacular LED rear lights create a unique signature for the car by day and by night.
The deeply sculpted and supportive front seats, with their integral head restraints, have an inbuilt air vent which diffuses warm air around the occupant's neck. The rear seats also mirror this distinctive design and offer rear accommodation that is surprisingly generous for a cabriolet. The 308 CC will be available with both simple and an "integral leather" interior trim. The entire passenger compartment is now also trimmed in leather, which is unusual in this segment.
Meticulously designed to enhance the day-to-day comfort and convenience of its occupants, the 308 CC offers a multitude of everyday benefits, such as, the fully automatic retractable roof that can be magically transformed in 20 seconds, four full size seats - with increased rear leg room - excellent structural rigidity, usable boot which includes a number of dedicated storage spaces (including one under the boot carpet designed to hold the optional wind stop ), it has a capacity of 465 litres or 266 litres with the roof folded.
The stunning Peugeot 308 CC will be available in Ireland later this year. Prices and final specifications will be announced closer to the time.
Peugeot hybrid concept car
The RC…, whose full name will also be revealed at the Paris Motor Show, is a hybrid concept car created from the passion and expertise of Peugeot’s stylists and engineers.
It is a GT coupé which provides the missing link between the RC and previous concept cars revealed in 2002 and the 908 RC, one of the stars of the 2006 Paris Motor Show. It is a working laboratory of many future ideas and brings together numerous stylistic, engineering, and technological ideas all in a single vehicle.
The RC… is also an accessible and versatile car, with four doors, four seats and highly innovative hybrid architecture.
Its aim: a very high level of efficiency both in terms of performance (with its potential maximum power output of 313 bhp ) and minimal impact on the environment (CO2 emissions of 109 g/km in the combined cycle or zero in electric mode ).
It is an exciting, eco-efficient vehicle which has all the characteristics that also ensure great driving enjoyment; a synthesis of ideas which demonstrates that respect for the environment and driving pleasure can be compatible.