Peugeot RCZ gets Facelift

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The popular Peugeot RCZ has undergone an extensive facelift and will make its debut at the Paris Motor Show at the end of the month. The Peugeot RCZ Sports Coupé has received a range of design updates as well as offering an extended range of colours and material combinations that allows for extensive customisation.

Peugeot RCZ – Specifications and Features

Engine Capability

The current engine options are carried over to the updated Peugeot RCZ and include the 1.6-litre THP 200 which produces 147kW and 275Nm of torque and is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Fuel consumption for this unit is rated at 5.6-litres/100km with a corresponding CO2 emissions figure of 155g/km.

The 2.0-litre HDi 163 FAP produces 120kW and 340Nm of torque and is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Fuel consumption is rated at 4.4-litres/100km with a corresponding CO2 emissions figure of 139g/km.

The 1.6-litre THP 156 produces 115kW and 240Nm of torque and is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Fuel consumption for this engine is rated at 5.3-litres/100km with a corresponding CO2 emissions figure of 149g/km. This engine is also available with an automatic transmission and fuel consumption for this variant is rated at 6.0-litres/100km with a corresponding CO2 emissions figure of 168g/km.

A 194kW, 1.6-litre THP 260 version is planned for next year and will be previewed as the ‘RCZ R Concept’ at the Paris Motor Show at the end of this month and will be the most powerful production model in Peugeot’s history.

Styling Features

The most striking change to the Peugeot RCZ can be seen on the front-end which features a revised grille. The central air intake features two satin chrome bars which signify ‘strength and refinement’. The lower air intake has been extended on each side to accommodate six LEDs that are ‘sculpted in the form of claws’ behind a smoked lens that blends into a gloss black surround. The new styling also complements the rear-end and the ‘double-bubble’ roof.

Two headlamp options are available including halogen headlamps with aluminium background or xenon headlamps with a titanium background. The interior benefits from a lacquered black gear lever surround and the GT models get leather inserts for the door trim pads and two aluminium inserts for the dashboard. The Peugeot RCZ also features a large boot capacity of 384 litres with additional storage compartments under the boot floor which add an extra 30 litres. With the rear seats folded down, storage capacity increases to 760 litres.

The new Peugeot RCZ offers a wide range of customisation options including black grille bars, three roof arch colours, a ‘Black Pack’, three new decals, two carbon roof options, ten alloy wheel designs (18”/19”) and a Sports Pack. Standard Features

The new Peugeot RCZ is fitted with an acoustic windscreen and Visibility Pack as standard which includes automatic wipers, automatic headlamps, electrochromatic interior mirror, guide-me-home lighting and approach lighting on unlocking.

Audio and Navigation is provided by the Peugeot Connect Navigation which was first introduced in the Peugeot 508 and incorporates navigation on a large 7” screen, Radio/CD player which is MP3 compatible, Bluetooth connectivity and a Jack and USB socket in the central armrest.

The new Peugeot RCZ can be expected in South Africa in 2013.

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