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Peugeot 206 Eclipse features unique glass sunroof


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A limited edition Peugeot 206 hatchback equipped with a full-length glass sunroof has been introduced to the New Zealand market.

The 206 Eclipse five-door hatchback is additional to the Peugeot range and the factory-fitted glass roof makes it unique among smaller cars sold here.

The adventurous panoramic glass roof lightens up the car's interior, providing a new dimension to motoring.

Stretching virtually from the top of the large windscreen to the tailgate, the factory-fitted glass roof fits flush with athermic reflective windscreen that reflects occupants from heat.

Peugeot has introduced the 206 Eclipse to New Zealand with a $29,990 price tag that is the same price as the mechanically similar 206 Sport five-door model. Supplies of the new Eclipse are limited.

It uses the identical 1.6-litre, 80 kW, 16-valve, double overhead camshaft engine and a Tiptronic- System Porsche automatic transmission and sits on stylish five-spoke, 15-inch Sirocco-style aluminium alloy wheels and low profile tyres.

Setting off the handsome lines are body coloured side protective mouldings, bumpers, door mirrors and door handles.

Based on the fastest selling model in Peugeot's long history, the Eclipse comes as standard with ABS braking and electronic brake force distribution.

The car is also safer with an extra four airbags bringing the total to six, now that side and curtain airbags have been added. The 206 Sport model now also features six airbags.

Remote centralised door locking is included and a new generation integrated transponder immobiliser further enhances the security of the vehicle.

The complete small car package also includes heating for the electrically operated door mirrors, a leather-bound steering wheel, front and rear fog lights, electric windows front and rear and height adjustable halogen head lights.

Interior lighting automatically illuminates on withdrawal of the key and unlocking of doors.

There are now seven choices of 206 versions in New Zealand, now that the Eclipse joins the Sport, 1.4-litre XR, 2.0-litre GTi 180 three-door and 2.0-litre CC coupe cabriolet models.

Long recognised as one of the most distinctive looking compact cars, the unmistakable styling has proved an international winner. More than five millions 206s have been sold in 145 countries and the Peugeot was Europe's best selling car from 2000 to 2003.

It still leads its segment in Europe, and in 2005 a total of 673,000 were sold. More than 3,000 new Peugeot 206s find owners every day.

The 206 Eclipse answers consumer preferences for a high level of standard equipment. There is climate control air conditioning and a multi-function on-board computer that allows the driver to monitor fuel consumption, distance to empty, average speed and outside air temperature.

Column-mounted remote and volume functions for the integrated radio and CD player are also standard, along with height adjustment for the driver's seat.

The 206 Eclipse provides a real point of different for small car buyers – and adds to the versatility of the range.

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