Peugeot reveals Audi TT rival
18 August 2009
Peugeot has revealed the stunning coupe that will be launched next year as the French rival to Audi's TT.
Coming next spring with a choice of one diesel and two petrol engines, the RCZ is the first Peugeot to be given a name rather than the French firm's numbered monikers with either one or two zeros in the middle.
The front-wheel drive car is a four-seater with two "occasional use" seats in the rear. Peugeot claims there is more headroom than rival models because of the car's domed-roof styling, and the 384-litre boot compares favourable with the Audi TT's 290 litre luggage compartment.
Of the three engines, the 2.0-litre 163PS diesel will be the most tax-efficient at 139g/km and 52.3 mpg, while the lower-powered petrol engine gets under the 161g/km capital allowance boundary at 159g/km and 40.9mg, while the 200PS turbocharged 1.6 petrol is 165g/km and 39.8mpg.