Peugeot began a trend of 206 CC, the first affordable convertible coupe on the market. After this, many automobile manufacturers have signed up to this type of vehicle, the last one being BMW, the 3 Series Cabriolet. To this end, the french automaker could never leave the market segment that it has helped create. Therefore, a version of the 308 CC is being prepared, as you can see from the photos that illustrate this article.
Caught up in the cold winter testing in the north of Sweden, the car would have to carry a much heavier camouflage to disguise the famous line versions Peugeot CC product. They would be enough to say what is below covers the car, but we can also mention the typical “cat” headlights and tail lights, which confirm the future car will be based on the Z 308 RC Concept. Pay attention to the rear of the prototype car. You can define as large, muscular, rear lamps with trespassing apparently the body. Now, compare it with a backward image of the CR Z and try not to see the resemblance.
Apart from the folding hardtop, common to all convertibles cut, and the current used by the drivers of 308, the main attraction of the 308 CC is expected to provide the propulsion system hybrid diesel. In fact, it may be a world first. Peugeot has already made a point by saying something very reasonable: If hybrid technology will save fuel, and if more fuel efficient combustion engines are those that use diesel, the two elements should be merged . Is there a better car for the company to prove its view that a version of the 308 CC?
If this hybrid version will ever reach the production lines is something we may have to wait a little longer to be confirmed, but the 308 CC is supposed to be in dealerships by spring 2009. The official presentation of the car is very likely to be in Paris Motor Show in October. If there is any delay in the development, Geneva can always be a charming place for the new convertible to meet its customers for the first time.