The Pug blitzkrieg
RCZ — it’s French for style and performance, writes Craig Duff
EWS of a French attack doesn’t normally worry the German luxury heavyweights, but very few will like the Peugeot RCZ. The new coupe has the style — it’s double-bubble roof and chunky alloy roof arches turn heads like few other cars— and performance to challenge the pace and trend-setting Audi TT. And the price will finally lure a decent stream of traffic into Peugeot showrooms.
Peugeot only expects to sell about 400 cars a year, but the RCZ is a halo model for the brand and shows just how good a car the company can put on the streets. This is the best-buy sports coupe on the market.
It’s not the quickest, but the combination of style, features and fun factor make it hard to go past.
There are three models in the range — two with petrol power and one turbodiesel — and they’re all $54,990.