Peugeot has launched a range of summer special editions starting from £7,495 on the road.

The 206 Independence is ideal for younger buyers looking for their first affordable small car. Powered by a 1.1-litre petrol engine and available only in a three-door version, the 206 Independence comes in six colours: Flamenco red, Indigo blue, Aluminium, China blue, Onyx black and Lunar mist. The 206 Independence costs £7,495 on the road and is rated in insurance group two.

Replacing the popular 206 Fever, the 206 Zest is available in both three- and five-door versions, and comes with ABS and EBD, emergency brake assist (EBA), CD player and front foglights. It’s powered by either a 1.1 or a 1.4-litre petrol engine, and is priced at £7,995.

The 206 CC Allure is based on the tin-top coupé cabriolet 206 CC, and benefits from a number of styling changes. Overall spec is as before, but adds Lama leather to replace the red and black leather of the old model.  Powered by either a 1.6 litre or 2.0 litre petrol engine, with an automatic “Tiptronic” option available on the 1.6 litre engine, the Allure starts at £14,995 for the 1.6-litre manual, rising to £15,995 for the 2.0 litre.

The 307 Zest special edition is based on the 307 style but includes metallic paint, air conditioning, CD player, and, err… ‘sports’ carpet mats at no extra cost. It’s available with a 1.4 litre 16v 90 bhp petrol engine, a choice of three or five doors, and three colours: Aegean blue, Onyx black and Aluminium. Prices are £10,995 for the three door version and £11,545 for the five door.