The Peugeot 308 CC is the French brand's entry into the compact convertible class, it uses an electrically-powered metal folding roof to give all-weather protection, and offers improved refinement over regular soft tops. Inside, there's plenty of standard equipment and enough room for four adults in the classy cabin.
The Peugeot gets an enormous gaping grille, making it something of an acquired taste. The rest of the car is more conventional, and we particularly like the swooping curve of the folding roof when it’s up, and the clean shoulder line when it’s stowed. The rear bumper now has a diffuser-style lower lip, with air-channelling fins, as found on racing cars.
With the roof up the 308 CC has a bigger boot than the hatch, thanks to its extra width. If you want to enjoy the sun, pop open the boot and extend a net partition which ensures your luggage is in the correct position, and then the roof folds down into this space. The roof can be operated at speeds up to 7.5mph and takes around 20 seconds to transform the car from coupe to cabriolet.