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New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

The iconic Grand Prix Circuit will present a new challenge to the GTC drivers as they tackle the country’s fastest racetrack on June 16.

Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

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Peugeot lifts lid on baby cabrio

2006-12-07 07:41
The car, that created the entry-level cabriolet market, was the Peugeot 206 CC. Now the Peugeot 207 CC takes over from the legendary 206 CC.

As with the 207 hatchback the 207 CC shares the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group's No1 platform and the "Sport" exterior styling found on the hatchback sport models.

Styled by the Peugeot Style Centre, like the 206 CC the 207 CC shares the same 2+2 type architecture, but has the following dimensions:

  • Length - 4 037m
  • Wheelbase - 2 540m
  • Width - 1 750m
  • Height - 1 397m

    The 207 CC will be available at launch with two petrol engines and one diesel engine. The range will consist of petrol 1.6-litre versions with varying power outputs while there is a 1.6-litre turbodiesel unit too.

    All the engines are combined with a 5-speed manual gearbox. A 4-speed automatic gearbox with a Porsche System Tiptronic sequential control is also available on one of the petrol engines.

    The electric folding roof for the 207 CC has been designed in-house.

    With a similar operation as the 206 CC, the 207 CC roof, however, differs significantly in terms of convenience thanks to its entirely automatic operation, no more manual release handles.

    The only manual operation consists of pressing the control button for around 25 seconds, during which time the opening or closing cycle is completed.

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