The RCZ is classy four-seater coupé that boasts sleek, stylish looks and a user-friendly blend of performance and practicality. You can choose from four trim levels: Sport, GT, GT Line and R. Each one offers fantastic value for money, particularly when compared to the RCZ’s main rivals.
The RCZ has an elegant design that incorporates a streamlined roofline and a distinctive ‘double bubble’ rear window. The aluminium roof bars also help to ensure that this car stands out on the road.
The entry-level Sport model comes with 18-inch alloy wheels and an active rear spoiler as standard and the GT trim upgrades the wheels with 19-inch rims. Opt for the GT Line model for a dual sports exhaust and the Vision pack, which includes Xenon headlamps with directional and self-levelling functionality. The range-topping R variant boasts exclusive ‘R’ badging and red brake callipers which add a flash of prestige to your RCZ.
From behind the wheel the RCZ feels thrillingly close to the road, with a low-slung driving position and a motorsport-style cockpit which places every control at your fingertips. There is space for four people and a 309-litre boot, making the RCZ practical enough for everyday driving. The front sports seats are comfortably supportive, whether you are doing a long motorway drive or enjoying taking the corners quickly.
The Sport model comes with dual-zone air conditioning, Bluetooth® connectivity and the Peugeot Connect Sound audio system as standard. Upgrade to the GT trim to enjoy leather upholstery and electric and heated sports seats, and feel the racing thrill of the sports steering wheel. The GT Line upgrades the upholstery to premium leather with red stitching and adds the Peugeot Connect satellite navigation system.
Performance and efficiency
The lively 1.6-litre petrol engine is available in three states of tune, offering 156bhp, 200bhp or 270bhp. Opt for the least powerful unit and you get the choice of a manual or automatic gearbox, and all others are exclusively available with the six-speed manual transmission. There is also a 2.0-litre diesel engine which delivers 163bhp. The most powerful RCZ variant accelerates from zero to 60mph in 5.7 seconds, and the quick, responsive handling delivers an exhilarating driving experience. The stiff, sporty suspension and the limited-slip differential serve to give the RCZ a truly racy feel.
The most efficient engine is the 2.0-litre HDi diesel unit. When equipped with this engine, the RCZ returns up to 54.3mpg combined and emits just 135g/km of CO2, while still delivering a 0-60mph time of just eight seconds.
Safety and technology
Peugeot has a solid reputation for building safe vehicles and the RCZ is no exception, with an extensive range of safety features as standard. The Sport model is fitted with a full set of airbags along with cruise control with a speed limiter. You also get a rear parking aid to help you avoid low-speed collisions when parking the RCZ. There are various electronic systems working in concert to help the driver avoid accidents, including stability control and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD).
To get behind the wheel of the RCZ, arrange a test drive of this exciting model at Haywards Peugeot in Sevenoaks or Chatham. To speak to a sales adviser, please enquire online or call your nearest branch directly.