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£324 Peugeot RCZ Sport THP £156

posted on Apr 30 2010 by Kyle McWilton

£324 Peugeot RCZ Sport THP £156

Be one of the first to lease the brand new Peugeot RCZ Sport THP 156 from just £324 + VAT per month. We can also offer you:

Peugeot RCZ Sport THP 156 Auto from £342
Peugeot RCZ Sport Hdi 163 from £349
Peugeot RCZ GT THP 156 from £355
Peugeot RCZ Sport THP 200 from £362
Peugeot RCZ GT THP 156 Auto from £375
Peugeot RCZ GT Hdi 163 from £381
Peugeot RCZ GT THP 200 from £395

Back in 1997 the Peugeot RCZ was a motor show concept car, the RCZ's amazing reception tempted Peugeot into building it, the finished thing looking remarkably similar to the show car. A two-plus-two coupe pitched at the VW Scirocco, the pricier Audi TT, Nissan's 370Z, Renault's Laguna and Megane coupes and the more conventional BMW 1 Series Coupe, it's based on the mechanicals of the 308 hatchback.

Despite the relatively unsophisticated mechanicals of this car Peugeot has massaged them very effectively to produce quite a sporting drive, especially from the 200bhp version whose sharper steering and more robustly located front suspension have produced one of the most entertaining Peugeots for years. The RCZ's engine range starts with a 156bhp 1.6 litre turbo petrol - it's essentially the same engine as you'll find in the Mini, co-developed by BMW and Peugeot - includes a 163bhp 2.0 diesel and is topped off with a 200bhp version of the same 1.6 turbo petrol, this version largely developed by the French company. All models get a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, and there's a six-speed auto option for the 156bhp petrol.

Though based on the 308 the RCZ rides on a much shorter wheelbase, its reduced-length cabin providing plenty of room for two and a small pair of fold-down seats in the back. The boot, however, is bigger than usual for a coupe, the result of its short-nose, long-tail proportions. The most unusual aspects of the RCZ's styling are the brushed aluminium semi-circles that cap the side windows, and the so-called double bubble roof, which billows over the occupants' heads when you view the car from the rear, a sculptural flourish that continues into the rear window.

The RCZ's dashboard bears some resemblance to the 308's, but it's unique to the car, as are the attractive instruments, the stylish analogue clock and centre console. It's a very well finished interior, arguably even classier than the Audi TT's and may well seal the deal for those tempted by the RCZ's good looks. Its strongest competition will come from the VW Scirocco, which is even better value and can house a couple of adults in the rear, but it's a strong contender in the class.

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