Sunday, 13 September 2009

Peugeot RCZ pricing announced (UK)

Peugeot has revealed the price of its new RCZ coupe. Prices start from £19,900 for the base 1.6 litre THP manual 156 model and rise to £24,000 for the flagship 2.0 HDi 163 manual.

Entry-level features include 18" alloy wheels, front sports seats, dual zone air-conditioning, rear parking sensors, four airbags, alarm w/ immobiliser, double bubble rear windscreen, ESP, EBFD, EBA, ABS, rear spoiler and twin sports exhaust.

The second trim level will adds leather seats w/ heated function, front parking sensors, auto-tilting door mirrors (when in reverse), floor mats, automatic lights, follow-me-home lighting, automatic windscreen wipers, 19" wheels.

A range of options will be available, like re-styled 19" wheels, a carbon roof panel, sat-nav, xenon headlamps, black roof arches and a JBL hi-fi pack.

The full price list is as follows:

Trim level 1 -

1.6 litre THP 156 Manual - £19,900
1.6 litre THP 156 Automatic - £21,000
2.0 HDi 163 Manual - £21,700

Trim level 2 -

1.6 litre THP 156 Manual - £22,200
1.6 litre THP 156 Automatic - £23,300
1.6 litre THP 200 Manual - £24,500
2.0 litre HDi 163 Manual - £24,000

Expect the production RCZ to include similar features to the concept – a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine from the 207 GTi and a six-speed gearbox. This shoots the RCZ from 0-62mph in 7.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 146mph. Despite its power, this engine can also manage an average fuel economy of 42.2mpg. Its CO2 emissions are estimated at 160g/km, placing the car into tax band G at £150 per year. Peugeot describes the RCZ as “an exclusive vehicle which is full of emotion and aimed at enthusiasts.”

A spokesperson said the production RCZ could be heavier than the concept 308. This is because concept cars don’t usually include many of the road-going features such as sound-proofing and interior styling.

The RCZ is Peugeot’s first car not to use a zero or double-zero in its name. Peugeot say this “symbolises its special and unique position within the Peugeot range.”

It will showcase the coupe in its final form at the 2009 Frankfurt motorshow, which begins on 15th September. UK launch will happen in Spring 2010.

The car will go on sale in spring 2010. Its rivals include the Audi TT, BMW Z4 and the forthcoming Honda CR-Z.


Exchange and Mart said...

Great read Laguna. I feel like the pricing is very competitive for what Peugeot are offering. I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of this white beauty here in London for the MPH Show. It should be one of the highlights this year. I will hope to get a few more pics of the car at the event

Laguna said...

Thanks :)
While you may find the pricing competitive, can a mainstream car firm like Peugeot really rival the likes of Audi? I feel the pricing is a little steep because Peugeot are hardly famous for their reliability.
Isn't the MPH show held in Birmingham?

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