Should Peugeot bring back the 208 convertible?

The new Peugeot 208 is arguably the most stylish compact car currently in its segment, with a design that makes other superminis look unimaginative and conventional.

It would be a waste if the chic styling is not reused elsewhere. And that’s exactly what Kleber Silva of Behance.net has done.

Using the Peugeot 208 as a base, the automotive renderer has envisioned a superbly attractive Peugeot 208 convertible, complete with a retractable hard-top roof.

The drop-top works really well with the base 208 hatch design, blending in nicely with the front fascia which features diagonal LED light strakes and a prominent front grille.

Around the back, the convertible carries over the hatch’s tinted “three-claw” LED taillights that are connected by an applique emblazoned with the ‘Peugeot’ script.

While the interior is not rendered, we have seen the 208 hatch’s refreshingly contemporary cabin, which will no doubt look right at home when wrapped in this convertible body.

The 208 hatch is offered with a 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine and a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel. The 1.2-litre develops 55kW of power and is connected exclusively to a five-speed manual transmission. The diesel meanwhile delivers 74kW and is paired with a six-speed manual transmission.

Both engines should work well the 208 convertible. Let’s just hope Peugeot brings it to live.

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