Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: May 11, 2012
Categories: Peugeot, Peugeot Awards

  • Desirable Sports Coupé is top-choice in awards
  • Third consecutive year for RCZ in DieselCar awards
  • It out-performs newer competitors to win again

Peugeot RCZ

The Peugeot RCZ HDi 163 has again beaten stiff competition to win the much-sought-after DieselCar Sports Car award, out-classing the MINI Roadster and Vauxhall Astra GTC into runner up spots.

DieselCar editor, Ian Robertson, commented on the RCZ, saying: “Its road-hugging stance, curvy shape and swoopy grooved top make it an instant head-swiveller. Performance defines a sports car, while styling delivers the wow factor. The RCZ has both in spades.”

The Peugeot RCZ has many virtues beyond its attractive and curvaceous bodywork.

From its ideal driving position and flowing and modern fascia to the mixture of  traditional and hi-tech materials used in the passenger compartment, the RCZ instantly immerses the driver in an elite, sporting environment.

The RCZ is also practical, offering two occasional rear seats whose backrests can be folded to increase the boot, which already has a generous capacity for its segment (from 384 to 760 litres).

Dynamic, elegant and aerodynamic, the style of the RCZ offers a new experience and energy derived from the original concept car architecture. The sensuality of the car’s double-bubble roof and rear windscreen, combine with its two aluminium roof arches to produce its most distinctive features.

Commenting on the awards, Product Manager Mark Blundell, said: “The RCZ turns heads wherever it goes, as does our awards cabinet which is bristling with accolades demonstrating its appeal”.

A sample of accolades attributed to the Peugeot RCZ Sports Coupé:

Top Gear magazine ‘Coupé of the Year’ 2010
The Daily Star newspaper ‘Best Sports Car’ & ‘Overall Car of the Year’ 2010
Auto Express magazine ‘Reader’s Design’ Car of the Year 2010
‘Best Sports Coupé’ 2010
‘Best Coupé’ 2011
DieselCar magazine ‘Sports Car of the Year’ 2010, 2011 & 2012
Sunday Daily Star newspaper ‘Car of the Year’ 2010
Motors North newspaper ‘Car of the Year’ 2010