What is it?
This is the Peugeot 308 CC 2.0 HDi 136 auto. The 308 CC is the second generation of Peugeot’s Focus-sized four-seat coupe-cabriolet (although considering the space in the rear 2+2 would be a more accurate description).
The big news is that the new Peugeot 308 CC HDi 136, unlike its 307 CC predecessor, gets the option of an all-new six-speed automatic gearbox to go with its common-rail diesel engine.
What’s it like?
First impressions of the Peugeot 308 CC are that it's not great, but not bad. Peugeot has made a reasonable fist of masking the intrinsically awkward shape of a coupe-cabriolet with a two-piece metal roof. The rear end is still heavy-looking, but the profile is broken up by a crease line that echoes a similar line on the 308 hatch. The rear is broken up by - admittedly rather disingenuous - twin rear faux-diffusers.
Inside, the 308 CC fares rather better. The dash (identical to that in other 308s) looks and feels high quality and the seats are genuinely sumptuous. The 308 CC also has a neck-warming in-seat ventilation system, a first on a four-seat drop-top. Overall, the new Peugeot feels at least a match for anything in the class in quality, and a notch or two above a Focus CC or Astra Twintop.