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Peugeot 208 Cabriolet Coming in 2015 with Fabric Roof

by on Mar.31, 2014, under Auto Review Specs, Cars, Peugeot

Building convertibles based on regular family cars is like driving into an invisible wall. Sales have been on the decline for quite a few years, which means many companies are dropping their tops or is it the other way around.

But while there`s still a market, the French are willing to risk it. Especially Peugeot, spurred on by the success its new cars, which according to a recent report wants to re-capture the spirit of the 206 CC and 207 CC with a new model based on the 208.

Rather than go with a heavy and complex folding metal roof like with the old models, a lighter fabric one would reduce the complexity and the weight of the car.

Peogeot 208 Cabriolet

This is in line with philosophy which stands behind the regular 208 hatch, which is much smaller and lighter than the 207 it replaced.

When on sale in 2015, the 208 cabriolets will have an automatic mechanism that`s tucked away into the boot. Unlike its sister car from Citroen, the DS3 Cabrio, this will not keep its thick roof pillars. It will be a 2 door car, but based on the suggested 4 meter length the 2 plus 2 seating configuration is likely to be kept.

The engine choices will be carried over from the regular 208 model, going all the way up to the GTI hot hatch`s 200 hp mill. It is believed that the debut will take place at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, with sales starting shortly after from 19,000 Euro`s [in France for a base model with a 1.2 VTi 82 engine].




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