Peugeot launches French Open-themed 207 CC

Unusually, the French car maker has decided to release the model in the UK, naming it the Roland Garros Special Edition Peugeot 207 CC after the official name of the French Open tennis tournament.

The special edition is based on the Allure trim level and as a result comes with cruise control, Bluetooth, rear parking aid, air conditioning and tinted rear windows.

However, it also adds new leather seats, carpet mats and a windbreak branded with the Roland Garros logo as extras.

Aluminium door sills, an ‘electrochrome’ rear view mirror and automatic headlamps complete the new special edition trim level.

Peugeot says the extra equipment adds £1,235 to the value of the car but costs just £650 above the Allure trim price.

The Peugeot 207 CC Roland Garros special edition uses the same metal-folding roof as the original – and Peugeot knows a thing or two about metal folding roof technology after the huge success of the Peugeot 206 CC.

Peugeot says it is the ‘pioneer’ of the folding metal roof design and has previously launched special edition Roland Garros models with the likes of the Peugeot 205 hatchback, Peugeot 306 Cabriolet and Peugeot 206 Cabriolet.

The roof can be raised or lowered in 25 seconds and at speeds of up to 6mph and the car boasts a small boot of 449-litres with the roof up.

Peugeot says the new model has reinvigorated the brand and comes with the same impressive environmental record as its other models.

Tim Zimmerman, Managing Director at Peugeot UK, said: “The Peugeot brand is reinvigorated – with a new logo, a its new brand signature – ‘Motion & Emotion’ and a portfolio of attractive new products – all capturing the identifiable strengths of the brand – being stylish, of high-quality, durable, affordable and efficient.”

The new Peugeot 207 CC Roland Garros special edition is on sale now at Peugeot UK dealerships from £18,795.