Peugeot’s head of production on the Peugeot RCZ – Marjorie Lhullier – has said that Peugeot are planning a Targa or Convertible version of the new RCZ
But it looks like Peugeot has big plans for the RCZ. Talking to Autocar this week, the RCZ’s production boss, Marjorie Lhullier, said they would like to do a 911 Targa-type version maintaining the double-bubble roof that is an RCZ stand-out feature. But if they’re going to go that route they will probably have to come up with an engine that delivers a bit more than the turbo 1.6 in the current range topper.
So Peugeot are considering a Targa or Convertible version of the RCZ, but it seems like they are also considering a hot-diesel with around 200bhp as well as the RCZ Hybrid we reported on recently.
Interestingly, Peugeot’s core market for their existing coupe/cabriolet models is predominantly female. But with the RCZ – which Lhullier says will offer “good stability in corners, be easy to drive and extremely sporty” – Peugeot are expecting a complete turnaround in the demographic, with up to 80% of sales to men.
The Peugeot RCZ will show at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this month and go on sale in the UK in the Spring. Starting price will be around £20,000.