The restyled, new Peugeot RCZ which had its world premiere at September’s Paris Motor Show will be launched in the UK in January 2013.
Central to the restyle of Peugeot’s popular sports coupé is a dramatic update to the vehicle’s front face, reinforced by an enhanced specification, a wider choice of equipment options with new colour and trim combinations.
For the UK, the New RCZ retains its popular, two level ‘Sport’ and ‘GT’ range line-up.
RCZ Sport continues with 18” ‘Original’ alloy wheels and a host of familiar features including dual-zone air conditioning, rear parking aid and USB box with Bluetooth. This rich specification is enhanced further by the addition of automatic lighting, including ‘Approach’ and ‘Follow-me-home’ features. New options on RCZ Sport include half leather and leather/ Alcantara trim treatments.
At the GT level, chosen by more than 80% of customers, the New RCZ is fitted with 19” ‘Technical’ alloy wheels as standard. This new wheel is designed to maintain the dynamic visual appeal of GT, while also marking the advent of the restyle with a fresh new look. The dynamism continues into the cabin of GT models with the standard fitment of the interior sports kit, complete with sports steering wheel and gear lever. Simple leather continues to define the interior of GT with the addition of an optional Cohiba Brown colour, on both simple and integral leathers. Also available as an optional choice are new matt black roof arches – an identifiable and characteristic aspect of RCZ. There are new body transfer decals and more alloy wheel options, demonstrating the continued visual versatility of RCZ and the extensive choice available to customers.
In addition to the new look and enhanced specification, New RCZ remains very competitively priced. On-the-Road prices for New RCZ Sport start from just £21,595 (an increase of £385 over the current RCZ Sport), with a ‘price walk’ of £2,400 to the New RCZ GT with an On-the-Road start price of £23,995. Deliveries commence from the second week of January 2013.
The 260bhp Peugeot RCZ R is launched towards the end of 2013.
Neil Moscrop, Sales Director at Peugeot UK, said: “We’re delighted to have even more features that enhance the New RCZ, which has already proved to be a great hit with customers who love its characteristic double-bubble roofline and distinctive roof arches.
“One aspect with the RCZ is that because it looks ‘a million dollars’ most people assume it must be beyond their affordability, but a £21,595 starting price makes it astonishingly desirable.”