You don’t need to be a fan of French Open tennis to appreciate Peugeot’s long-running Roland Garros line.
The badge has been applied to everything from the 205 and 106, to the later 206 hatchback, 206 CC and 306 Cabriolet. Each gained green and tan leather trim and distinctive dark green paintwork.
The green has gone but the Roland Garros badge is back with two new Peugeot special editions, based on the 207 and 308 CC “coupé cabriolet” models.
The 207 CC Roland Garros is available in either Onyx Black or Bianca White, while the larger 308 CC gets Nera Black or Pearl White options. Exterior enhancements have been kept to a minimum, but the black and white theme continues inside with the contrasting leather seats, and white embroidered Roland Garros logos on the black floor mats.
Each is supplied with plenty of equipment over the regular Allure trim. The 207 CC gets aluminium door sills, 17-inch Melbourne alloy wheels, bi-zone air conditioning, cruise control and more, as well as a Roland Garros-branded windstop to keep your coiffure in one piece while the roof is stowed.
In the 308 CC, equipment levels are much the same, with the addition of 18-inch Dark Storm alloy wheels. To specify a regular 308 with all that equipment, you’d spend £250 more, and £585 more in the 207 CC – you can’t argue with value like that.
Performance should be up to the job in each car too. The 207 CC has the option of the 120-horsepower 1.6 VTi engine, or the 1.6-litre HDi 112 diesel, capable of 57.6 mpg.
The 308 CC is even hotter, with 156 and 200 bhp 1.6 THP engines, or the 2.0-litre, 163 bhp turbodiesel. You’ll find the two hot petrols powering other speedy Peugeots, as well as MINI Cooper S models. The 308 CC isn’t as fun as the MINI, but you’ll have more space to slot a couple of extra friends to enjoy the sun with.
On sale: Available to order now
Price: 207 CC Roland Garros SE from £18,795, 308 CC Roland Garros SE from £25,845
Remember to check out our review pages for the 207 CC and 308 CC to see how the motoring press have rated each car.
We think it’s a pity the distinctive green and tan colour scheme has been lost, but the 207 and 308 CC Roland Garros special editions should still attract plenty of buyers looking for a bit of summer fun.
And you might have the wrong badge for Wimbledon, but if the weather holds then a convertible Peugeot might be the ideal way to rock up to this summer’s tennis tournament.
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