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A brief look at the Peugeot RCZ: Some pros and cons

The Peugeot RCZ is a sports compact launched in 2010. Officially introduced in 2009 at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the RCZ is available in nearly 80 countries as of 2013. The 50,000th RCZ produced was made on February 14, 2013. It was painted Moroccan Red, a new shade part of the facelift given the RCZ. Originally meant to be just a concept car, the RCZ received a lot of positive feedback as it captured the imagination of both consumers and professionals. When the car moved to production, Peugeot took care to stay as close as possible to the concept so as not to disappoint the RCZ’s fans. The resulting RCZ was also well-received, gaining recognitions like the Auto Express Special Design Award and the Top Gear Coupe of the Year Award, both for 2010.

Pros

If there was a car that could live up to the French car manufacturer’s claim in the past for offering “the drive of your life”, it would be the Peugeot RCZ. It’s the first of Peugeot’s line of special cars aimed at adding an edge of exclusivity to a brand that is well known for selling smaller cars. Peugeot takes inspiration from what the TT has done for Audi and came away with a design success. For starters, the RCZ is wider than your standard 308 hatch by 30mm and lower, and features tracks that are 44mm wider in front and 63mm wider at the back.

The supercharged 1.6-litre engine will respond cleanly even with low revs, offering minimal lags even at peak power. It takes 8.4 seconds to go from 0 to 60mph. The range-topping 197bhp engine will give you a brisker ride, of course. A six-speed manual gearbox complements engine performance for a better ride.

Cons

The Peugeot RCZ had to make compromises if it was going to make something radical-looking on the outside work while sticking to costs at the lower end of £21k. This was done on the interiors as well as the use of the platform where the Peugeot 308 was based. As a result, it’s like you’re in the 308 inside an RCZ, with general architecture and some details taken straight from the hatchback. This isn’t really a bad thing but this won’t do if you’re set to compare the RCZ with the Audi TT.

There’s also not much to be expected when it comes to room in the rear. The RCZ is a 2+2 coupe. As such, it’s tight to get to the rear and when you do finally get to squeeze your way in, it’s not going to be very accommodating. Think of a small squab and an upright backrest. Little grooves in the roof help to add a bit of headroom but it will offer very little comfort, if any at all. If you’re headed for a long trip, don’t even think about sitting at the back of an RCZ. More problems at the back include a boot whose volume may be increased by folding down bench backrests but remain less practical compared to the Audi TT or the Volkswagen Scirocco because it is enclosed.

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Peugeot RCZ

                Peugeot RCZ is a sports compact that is produced by the French automobile manufacturer PSA Peugeot Citroën. The RCZ is related to the Peugeot 308, which is a small family car or C-segment in Europe that is produced since 2007.

                The RCZ has a two door coupé body style and a front engine, front wheel drive layout. This was produced since May 2010 and was assembled in Graz, Austria by Magna Steyr, ________. It has a PSA PF2 platform and is available as a six speed manual and six speed automatic transmission. This was originally a compact car, but it was later transformed into an actual car following the positive reaction from the public.

                Among the derivatives of this sports compact car is the RCZ Hybrid4 Concept, which is an all wheel drive, 3008 technology. Special editions of the Peugeot RCZ include the RCZ Allure with a six speed tiptronic transmission, the RCZ Brownstone, which is made exclusively in Germany, and the Asphalt, which has only 500 units.

                In February 14, 2013, the RCZ produced the 50,000th unit as a facelift version of the car with the colour Moroccan Red. Among the car’s notable achievements include its recognition as the Coupe of the Year award in 2010 by Top Gear and the Special Design Award in the same year from Auto Express. 

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