Peugeot has given the RCZ coupé a mid-life update with more equipment but corresponding price rise. The Peugeot RCZ jumps $4,000 to start at $58,990.
Peugeot justifies this by saying the car has been fitted with extra gear valued at $5,800. The RCZ now comes standard with 19-inch ‘Technical Grey’ alloy wheels, satellite navigation and adaptive xenon headlights that were previously optional.
The RCZ already impressive standard features include dual-zone climate control, electrically heated and folding door mirrors, Bluetooth and USB connection, active rear spoiler, automatic headlight and rain sensing wipers.
The face-lifted RCZ can be distinguished by Peugeot’s new ‘floating’ grille, LED daytime running lights, new headlights with a titanium surround, Matt Black roof arches and black brake callipers.
Inside, the gear lever surround is now lacquered black, while two aluminium inserts adorn the join of the dashboard.
The RCZ carries over its range of petrol and diesel engines from the last series.
The direct-injection 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol delivers 147kW of power and 275Nm of torque and is mated with a 6-speed manual. In 6-speed automatic guise, power is trimmed back to 115kW and 240Nm.
0-100km/h is done in 7.5 seconds for the manual and 8.4 seconds for the automatic. The automatic also sips more at the pump, returning 7.3L/100km compared with 6.9L/100km for the manual.
The 6-speed manual only 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel is even more fuel efficient, using just 5.3L/100km and it will dash from 0-100km/h in 8.2 seconds.
The 2013 Peugeot RCZ is available to order now.
Further reading: 2013 Peugeot RCZ Review