The Peugeot RCZ is and compact 2+2 Coupé, designed to be an exclusive vehicle in the Peugeot range. Peugeot even went so far as to defy the usual naming convention at Peugeot, using zero or double zero numbering system and christened it as simply the RCZ. The RCZ was also Peugeot’s first showcase for the Marque’s ‘new identity’ the redesigned Lion.
After the initial preview of the 308 RCZ concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2007, in a space of two years, Peugeot had 200 units of the Limited Edition RCZ on sale, all of them sold in a span of 48 hours.
There is the slightest chance that we might see this baby on our shores as a CBU.
The RCZ is built on Peugeot’s “platform 2″ architecture (MacPherson type front suspension, rear suspension with deformable crossmember). The RCZ in addition to the 1.6 litre THP 115 kW (156 bhp), 2.0 litre HDi FAP 120 kW (163 bhp) can also be specified with the THP 147 kW (200 bhp) engine. For the 200 bhp version, the front suspension incorporates a special lower anti-collision bar to give more agile handling response.
The 508 sedan will probably be assembled in Peugeot’s plant in Gujarat.
Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Racing Car
A detailed post on the 908 HDi FAP to come soon!