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TMR Team | May, 06 2013 | 5 Comments

Peugeot's updated RCZ sports coupe is now on sale in Australia, bringing a new face, new features and, at $58,990, a $4000 price increase.

The carmaker's local distributor Sime Darby says there's around $5800 in added value - a much longer standard feature list - with the 2013 model.

"No options and no option packs; just one fully equipped, all-encompassing luxury sports car," Peugeot says of the 2013 model.

Styling changes include a switch to Peugeot's more chiselled new grille design, along with a narrow lower grille, new LED daytime running lights, and revised xenon headlights.

The top of the front bumper has also been lightly tweaked, with Peugeot's re-styled lion motif surrounded by a new scalloped look.

The coupe's styling is otherwise unchanged, with darkened tail-lights and new wheel designs rounding out the exterior updates.

New standard features include xenon headlights with a titanium surround, 19-inch 'Technical Grey' alloy wheels, pop-up satellite navigation and Peugeot's Assured Service Plan.

The roof arches have been changed from silver to a matt black - as have the new grille and brake calipers.

In the cabin, there's a new gloss black gear-lever surround, new door pads with trim inserts and two aluminium inserts in the dash.

There's electronic parking assistance front and rear, leather seats and leather sports steering wheel, auto wipers and headlights, power-adjusted front seats, memory function for the driver's seat and a twin sports exhaust.

Safety features include ESC, ABS, electronic brake force distribution, emergency brake assist and speed-sensitive steering.

Storage is unchanged, listed at 384 litres with the rear seats up an 760 litres when folded flat. There's also extra storage compartments under the cargo space floor, adding 30 litres capacity.

Mechanical Package

Engine options with the updated RCZ include two petrol models and one diesel.

The basic 1.6 turbo petrol model offers 115kW and 240Nm of torque, with a six-speed gearbox the only option here.

The 0-100km/h sprint in the basic model is listed at 8.4 seconds, with fuel consumption listed at 7.3 l/100km.

Opt for the manual petrol model and you'll get a 147kW/275Nm turbo 1.6 engine, with a six-speed manual transmission.

Fuel use in this model is listed at 6.9 l/100km - lower than the less power auto-equipped model. The 0-100km/h run is complete in 7.5 seconds.

If diesel is your thing, there's the 120kW/340Nm 2.0 litre turbodiesel RCZ, mated to a six-speed manual.

Fuel use is lowest in this model, at 5.3 l/100km, and the 0-100km/h sprint is listed at 8.2 seconds.

Suspension in all models is by a pseudo MacPherson setup at the front, while the rear suspension gets a deformable cross-member.

There's also an active rear spoiler with two positions according to the vehicle's speed.


Pricing (excludes on-road costs)

All three models in the 2013 RCZ range are priced at $58,990, plus on-road costs.

Peugeot has also confirmed that its extra-hot RCZ-R will hit Australia early next year, offering around 185kW. Pricing is still to be confirmed.

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