The 308 CC features a Neck Airwave Heating System, which diffuses warm air through the head rests, protecting the head and neck from the cold. The engine range consists of two engines combined with either a manual or an automatic transmission, both with six speeds. The petrol engine with direct injection and a turbocharger (1.6-liter THP) develops 110 HP, while the diesel engine (2.0-liter HDi with FAP) develops 140 HP.
Bond also took this opportunity to introduce to the fans their new member, Helspeth Hanson, chosen to replace Haylie Ecker as a violinist. Elspeth played alongside David Beckham, Jimmy Page and Leona Lewis at last year’s handover to Britain at the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics.
BOND: “We were honoured to be asked by Peugeot to arrange and record our own interpretation of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. This is a celebration of a great piece of music, but also a challenge to bring a new and free sound to the work – that is what Bond as a group is all about.”
Bond’s version of the Four Seasons is available to download exclusively from the Peugeot mini-site, www.opentoallseasons.co.uk. The British-based string quartet (Eos Chater, violin; Elspeth Hanson, violin; Gay-Yee Westerhoff, cello, and Tania Davis, viola) will also be staging several live events, free of charge for the public, that accompany the Peugeot 308 CC road-show across the country.