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2008 Paris Special: The new Peugeot 308 CC makes world debut

Beside the RC HYmotion4, the new Peugeot 308 CC also made its world debut. On a market where folding hard top convertibles are getting more popular than the traditional soft top one, it seems like the new 308 has all the chances to continue the 307 CC’s success. Comparing it to the previous generation, exterior and interior changes are the same ones from the new 308, which is allready available in hatchback and SW versions. We’re not going to go through all the changes the new 308 CC, because we’ve allready covered that in a previous post (click here). Instead, we’re gonna let you enjoy the photos we took at the Paris show.

Photo Gallery: Peugeot 308 CC at the Paris Motor Show

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Official: the new Peugeot 308 CC

With the new generation Peugeot 308 being on the market for some time now, it was time for Peugeot to upgrade the CC version also. And now we have the official announcement of the new Peugeot 308 CC.

Considering that Peugeot were the ones that pioneered the modern concept of the affordable coupe cabriolet, they didn’t let us down because the 308 CC actually looks pretty good. The car has a low sporty profile, pretty similar to the superb Peugeot RC-Z Concept and features like the LED rear lights make the car wonderful to look at.

On the interior, we have deeply sculpted and supportive front seats, with integral head restraints and inbuilt “Airwave” air vent system which diffuses warm air around the occupant’s neck. Not to mention that the interior is entirely trimmed in leather.

Under the bonnet, besides the engines already available, Peugeot will offer a new 140 hp 2.0 litre HDi FAP Euro 5 diesel engine and there are also some hints that the Peugeot 308 CC will also be availble with a hybrid propulsion.

To try and make it as good as possible for day-to-day use, Peugeot has fitted the CC with a number of dedicated storage spaces, while the trunk has a capacity of 465 litres or 266 litres with the roof folded. Of course, the CC will have a lot of “goodies”, such as an MP3 CD audio system, USB Box ( with iPod / MP3 connectivity), hands-free phone kit, user-friendly satellite navigation system offering a MP3 CD audio system, Bluetooth functionality and satellite navigation with a retractable 7? 16/9 colour display.

The Peugeot 308 CC will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show and we can’t wait to get there and have a look at this beautiful car.

Complete photo gallery after the jump.
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