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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Peugeot RCZ-Facelift

After premiering at the  2012 Paris Motor Show event, PSA-Peugeot finally began selling Peugeot RCZ Facelift sports car in Europe with the first market is UK. Finished in a striking blend of matt black and copper, to match the Onyx supercar, the RCZ R uses a tuned version of the 1.6-litre turbocharged THP engine. It’s the same engine Citroen fitted to its DS4 Racing concept, seen at the Geneva Motor Show back in March.

For those who like their cars a little less extreme, the standard model has received a round of updates, too. The most significant is the all-new front end, which replaces the old grille and nose taken from the 308 hatch.
2013 Peugeot RCZ-Facelift. (Picture from: http://www.devehiclesprofile.com/)
Lower, motorsport-derived suspension, grippy tyres, lightweight wheels and a Torsen limited-slip differential on the front axle will ensure it has the handling to match its power. It’s inspired by newer models such as the 208 and 508, while the central air intake has shrunk and is highlighted by two chrome bars that run along the top for a more restrained look.
Interior of 2013 Peugeot RCZ-Facelift. (Picture from: http://www.neocarmodels.com/)
Running underneath is another wider air intake which flows into a pair of LED daytime running lights. The six LED bulbs are arranged in a claw pattern in a nod towards Peugeot’s lion badge. The interior is largely left alone, besides a new lacquer black gearshift surround and leather door inserts on top-spec GTs.
Interior-door panel of 2013 Peugeot RCZ-Facelift. (Picture from: http://www.4wheelsnews.com/)
More personalisation options will be offered, though. There are three colours for the roof arches – Aluminium, Sand or Matt Black – while an optional Black Pack brings together the Matt Black arches with black bars in the grille, black brake callipers and black wing mirrors.
Peugeot says that the new RCZ will be offered with the Connect Navigation system that debuted on the 508 model. It includes a 7-inch navigation screen, Bluetooth support, jack and USB socket, CD/MP3 and a three-tuner radio with two aerials. As standard, the car gets an acoustic windscreen, automatic wipers, automatic headlamps, approach lightning on unlocking and several other goodies.

The refreshed RCZ has a new front look with a smaller grille and a redesigned front bumper that hosts LED DRLs and the reshaped headlamps. In addition to the standard version there is also a GT variant which is offer more expensive because it has a sporty steering wheel, leather wrapped gear lever, black carpet and ceiling with a special material, 19 inch rims and other trinkets.
The power-trains was redone reinforced THP engine with 1,600 cc of capacity capable of exerting power 260 PS. This French manufacturer also offers a version with 2,000 cc diesel engine-with maximum powered of 164 PS. Despite the incredible output of more than 160bhp per litre, Peugeot says CO2 emissions will be pegged at just 155g/km.

In the UK this sportcar will be released at price 21,595 pounds, or U.S. $34,500 (or approx Rp. 331 million) and the GT variant which is sold at price 24,000 pounds, or U.S. $38,000 (or approx Rp. 368 million). *** [AUTO EXPRESS | WORLDCARFANS | EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | OVI | PIKIRAN RAKYAT 30112012]
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