Peugeot 207 coupe cabriolet comes out top in roll-over testing

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The Peugeot 207 coupe cabriolet has been named as the highest-scoring car of three cabriolets subjected to roll-over testing by the Germany Automobile Club ADAC.

This is further good news for the model, which was recently awarded a five star assessment score by Euro NCAP.

According to Peugeot, the main reason behind the 207 coupe cabriolet’s excellent safety record is the standard fitment of active rear roll-over protection bars on all models, which is normally only available on more expensive vehicles.

When used in tandem with strengthened windscreen pillars, the bars form a protective zone for occupants in the event of an accident.

Further features of the Peugeot 207 coupe cabriolet include ABS, Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Emergency Braking Assist as standard, in addition to driver’s Smart front airbag, passenger Smart airbag, side/head airbags, pretensioning and force limiting front seatbelts and three point Isofix child seat mountings on the front passenger seat.

Peugeot’s first coupe cabriolet was sold in 1934, and 623,000 versions of the model have been sold subsequently.

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  1. peugeotpartsdirct on

    In the UK it is predicted that 207 CC sales in a full year could attain 6,000 units .
    The range consists of a 1.6-litre turbocharged 150bhp petrol engine and a 1.6-litre HDi turbodiesel, 110bhp unit..

    The 207 range is now in the UK’s top ten models sales chart and fleet sales have augmented by 15%.

    The two-piece metal roof present in the Peugeot 207 is operated electrically and takes 25 seconds to raise or lower, together with windows being automatically retracted and raised.

    The side windows have an automatic drop system that improves sealing and reduces wind noise. The hydraulic pump that operates the roof mechanism is to be found in the boot beneath the spare wheel to lessen the operating noise.

    Safety features comprise of five airbags as standard and there is an active roll-over protection system in the form of two hoops after the rear seats that deploy should the car start to turn over.

    Strong sills, pillars, doors and floor. Not only does this fortify the car it gives it more rigidity so as when the roof is down there is no torsional twist and this eventually improves handling and driving comfort.

    What it does offer is a nicely built car, fashioned around an almost completely silent 1.6 litre engine, the whole package falling in line with Peugeot’s admirable mission to bring cabriolet luxury to a more cost-conscious audience. Authentic spare parts and accessories are available in various stores throughout UK

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