The photo above is quite appealing isn’t it? A convertible, cruising by the seaside, in its “natural environment”. The cheapest brand new convertible that you can buy in Malaysia right now is the Peugeot 207CC from Nasim Sdn Bhd, priced at RM158,888.
For that price you get the variant powered by the normally aspirated 1.6L producing 120hp at 6,000rpm and 160Nm of torque at 4,250rpm (88% or 140Nm available from only 2,000rpm). This is the same BMW-Peugeot Prince engine found in the MINI Cooper. It has Valvetronic throttle-less operation and variable valve timing. Power goes to the front wheels via a 4-speed Tiptronic System Porsche gearbox.
Equipment includes 17 inch alloy wheels, automatic light-sensing headlamps, fog lamps for both the fonrt and rear, electrically adjustable and folding mirrors, dual zone climate control air conditioning, a 6-speaker MP3 CD player with AUX input, an auto-dimming rear view mirror, an air conditioned glovebox, 4 airbags (front and side) with a deactivation switch for the front passenger, and of course the very thing that allows Peugeot to call it a “coupe-convertible” – the one touch folding hard top. With the top up, boot space is 449 litres but when the top comes down its reduced to 187 litres.
5 colours are available – Thorium Grey, Aluminium, Obsidian Black, Neysha Blue and Asmara Red. The 207CC is a 2+2 seater – for those who need a true 4 seater convertible Peugeot offers the 307CC but unfortunately not in Malaysia, perhaps for the moment. Look after the jump for a photo gallery and a video.
PHOTO GALLERY: Peugeot 207CC
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VIDEO: Peugeot 207CC