The idea of a small diesel convertible seemed unusual when the Peugeot 207 CC HDi was launched but the economy figures speak for themselves. The HDi is most at home on long runs but it also pulls well from standing making it fun to drive around town.
The 207 CC replaces the class-leading 206 and so Peugeot hope that it will stay at the top of the field. The new car is certainly both more attractive and practical than its predecessor. Peugeot have added considerable chassis strengthening to the 207 to keep the chassis strong enough to give hard-top-like handling, however the added weight dulls the performance of the lower powered cars. Lucky then that power has been increased all round in the petrol models. The interior trim is excellent and spacious although the rear seats are really only useful for luggage. As a summer cruiser the Peugeot 207 CC is smooth and stylish but it is equally as pleasant when the weather isn’t so good.