The turbo-charged Peugeot 207CC GT THP 156 feels genuinely sporty to drive and although it is not sports car fast the engine loves to be revved and is good fun to drive. Performance however comes at a premium and the 207 CC THP not only costs more but uses around 15% more fuel.
The 207CC 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. The THP 156 has nice punchy performance to deserve its GT badge.