308 cc

Peugeot has introduced a range topping variant to its 308 CC range, with the 1.6 litre THP 200 engine joining the fold. The 200 hp engine, already seen in the RCZ and 308 GTi, isn’t the only thing that’s new to the 308 CC THP 200, of course.

New to the car is a front suspension incorporating joints with larger diameter bearings derived from the company’s larger C/D-segment platform 3, as seen on the 308 GTi, as well as 18-inch Lincancabur alloy wheels clad with 225/40 R18 tyres as standard.

Bagging the THP 200 also gets you the attendant Sound System technology, where different engine harmonics are delivered according to vehicle acceleration, through the use of a vibrating membrane with an inbuilt time delay.

On sale from this month in France, the car will feature a unique Féline trim level, as befits its range-topping status, though an optional special Black/Vintage two-tone leather trim is also available.

Actually, this sort of jogs the memory a bit – the 308 CC is supposed to be one of the five models launched this year by Nasim locally. Now, when’s it arriving then?