New award-winning Peugeot RCZ has landed in New Zealand, offering two engine options
The new Peugeot RCZ has arrived in New Zealand with a high level of specification and two engine options.
Standard features include full leather trim with heated electric seating, front and rear park aid, 19” alloy wheels and a rear spoiler that is automatically activated at two different engine speeds while driving.
Two petrol engine variants are available: a THP 156hp six speed automatic and a THP 200hp performance 6-speed manual, both of which are priced at $64,990.
The Peugeot concept RCZ was first revealed in September 2007, at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Peugeot says the high level of interest in the car convinced them to turn the concpet into reality.
Since the RCZ has been on sale in Europe, it has snapped up four motoring awards, the first being the prestigious ‘Most beautiful car of the year 2009’ at the 25th International Automobile Festival.
In May 2010, the RCZ was voted ‘Design of the Year’ in the 2010 Fleet World honours held in the UK. The UK’s biggest selling weekly car magazine – The Auto Express - recently awarded two more awards to the RCZ in mid 2010 – Best Coupe of 2010 & the Design Award, both decided by online readers votes.
Simon Rose, divisional manager of Peugeot New Zealand says the RCZ is a signal of intent for Peugeot.
“The new RCZ is a real example of the positive and aggressive direction being taken at Peugeot,” he said.
“The stunning lines meld beautifully with the classic proportions – and as with all Peugeots there are a number of special design features like the double bubble rear glass window, the active rear spoiler and the unique sound system technology”.
“Merging the gap between creating a true sports car and minimising fuel consumption and emissions was a key focus for the engineering team.
“They have succeeded in blending those two challenges perfectly, with a car that offers both sporting driving and efficiency with low emissions figures.”
Stay tuned for Autotrader's road test of the Peugeot RCZ coming soon...