The Pug blitzkrieg

RCZ — it’s French for style and per­for­mance, writes Craig Duff

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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.

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