Besides the existing engines in the 308 range, it has been hinted by Peugeot officials that a diesel hybrid engine as demonstrated in the Peugeot 308 HybridHDi may be used. If so, it would be the world's first hybrid coupe convertible.

UPDATE: High resolution images and official press release have been added.

First previewed as the 308 RC Z concept in Frankfurt last year, the 308 CC is supposed to be revealed again in Frankfurt 2009 as previously announced in a Peugeot statement confirming production. However, with the surfacing of these images snagged from the Peugeot.com site, which have since been taken down, perhaps Peugeot have decided on a home grown debut in Paris this October. If so, market launch could be as early as spring 2009.

The front end and interior of the 308 CC look almost identical to the RC Z concept, however, besides the lower diffuser section in the rear bumper fascia, the rear gets a more conventional design in line with the little sibling, the 207 CC.

Besides the existing engines in the 308 range, it has been hinted by Peugeot officials that a diesel hybrid engine as demonstrated in the Peugeot 308 HybridHDi may be used. If so, it would be the world's first hybrid coupe convertible.

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