The Peugeot RCZ launches in the UK in Spring 2010, but visitors to the MPH shows in London & Birmingham in November will get their first sight of the new Coupe.
It took Peugeot a fair while to get the RCZ to market from when we first saw it. But it got revealed officially at the Frankfurt Motor Show last month – with UK RCZ prices announced as well – and will now make it’s UK debut at the MPH Shows in London and Birmingham next month.
The RCZ looks to be a great little sports coupe. Good looking and stylish (the two don’t always go together) it will carve a real niche for itself. Those who can’t quite stretch to an Audi TT or those who want something a little more stylish than the ubiquitous MINI will be queueing up at the local Peugeot dealerships.
The entry-level RCZ – the 1.6 litre THP 156 Manual with level 1 trim – comes in at a smidge under £20k which is a very good starting point and fires the RCZ right in to the firing line of higher-end MINIs. True, it doesn’t have as much room inside as the MINI, but it offers far more in terms of style and chic. And the top-end turbo model will take it’s power plant direct from the Cooper S.
And the range of petrol and diesel engines on offer at launch – in the Spring of 2010 – are just the start. We know that Peugeot are likely to launch the RCZ Hybrid later next year and there seem to be plans in place for an RCZ Convertible.
Peugeot are starting to reclaim the sporty heritage they’ve lost in recent years.