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2004-01-20 11:27

Panoramic roof for special 206

These two vehicles were launched to commemorate the French car manufacturer's involvement with the French Open and the international Rencontres Peugeot Roland Garros tennis tournament for amateurs.

The 206 Roland Garros is based on the 206 5-door XT 1.6

With the 206 Roland Garros, the gap between the standard 206 XT and vehicles in higher categories is reduced as far as creature comforts are concerned.

The 206 Roland Garros has all the bells and whistles of the XT, but with a few important additions. This includes automatic climate control, automatic windscreen wipers with rain sensor, and automatic activation of the headlights, just like in the GTi model.

Power is still derived from a 1.6-litre petrol engine capable of delivering 80kW of maximum power at 5 800 r/min and maximum torque of 147 Nm at 4 000 r/min.

To make it more distinctive, the 206 Roland Garros has a panoramic glass roof and two-tone leather and cloth seats with a colourful and matching interior design.

To add the final touch of individualism, it is branded with the Roland Garros logo on the sides and on the rear. The 206 CC Roland Garros features two-tone leather interior.

Limited numbers of the 206 Roland Garros will be available at all of Peugeot's outlets across South Africa at R147 900 for the 206 RG 1.6 and R240 400 for the 206 CC 2.0, and will include Peugeot's new extended warranty of 3 years /  100 000 km's.

Peugeot originally created the Rencontres Peugeot Roland Garros competition in partnership with the French Tennis Federation in 1996.

Since then, 18 countries have adopted the competition that represents fair play, sportsmanship and camaraderie, with South Africa one of the newest additions.

In South Africa, it is a national mixed doubles knockout competition for amateurs consisting of 15 regional finals held in areas represented by Peugeot dealerships and a grand final.

The grand prize for the winners will be an all-expenses paid trip to Paris where they will be VIP guests of Peugeot at the French Open at Roland Garros.

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