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Peugeot 308 CC (2009)

By Ben Pulman

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14 February 2008 12:16

This black bin sack on wheels is really a Peugeot 308 CC. With underpinnings and engines from the regular 308 hatchback, the CC is expected to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2009, with sales kicking off just in time for next summer.

Is the 308 CC really a 307 CC?

The 308 CC is an evolution of the 307 CC, so expect similar changes to those made on the hatchback. That means thorough tweaks to all the bits we can't see, while the A-pillars have a different rake compared to the regular hatch. It should also boost the driving experience.

The rear LED lights remain as a design feature. They were originally used on the 307 CC because regular light clusters were too bulky to fit with the folding metal roof. That metal roof will now stow under a slightly higher and flatter rear deck while, up front, the nose will takes cues from both the 308 hatch and the RC Z concept.

However, Peugeot is planning two distinct coupes this time. The 308 CC is a coupe/cabriolet, while Peugeot officials describe the production RC Z as a ‘thoroughbred coupe’. So they won't be lookalikes in the vein of BMW’s 3-series Coupe and Convertible. Think Volkswagen Eos and Scirocco, instead.

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