|THE PEUGEOT RCZ won the "Small
Coupe/Convertible of the Year" award at the Autocar
Asean Car of the Year Awards 2011.
The award marks the
RCZ's first award in Malaysia since its launch in May,
The car was judged based on its styling, utility,
safety, features, build quality, brand image, ride,
handling, economy, and performance.
The RCZ has won numerous awards globally and was
voted the "most Beautiful Car of the Year" at the 25th
International Automobile Festival. Featuring avant-garde
styling and propotions, the RCZ heralds a new dynamic
chapter in Peugeot's history.
The RC, which is a 2+2 coupe, is available from Nasim
in both automatic and manual transmission mated to
powerful twin-scroll turbocharged engine. The automatic
produces 156 bhp and 240 Nm of torque while the manual
variant produces an astounding 200 bhp and 275 Nm of
Complementing the RCZ's power is the car's unique
aerodynamic enhancements such as an active rear spoiler.
The active rear spoiler is capable of deploying in two
positions based on the speed of the car to ensure ideal
balance between fuel consumption and road holding.
Key characteristics of the RCZ exterior includes
xenon with dynamic directional lighting, LED rear tail
lamps, aluminum 19-inch alloy rims, front and rear
parking assistance and an active bonnet system whereby a
pyrotechnic system raises the bonnet's hinges by
55mm in 0.1 seconds when there is a frontal collision.
This feature is developed to enhance the pedestrian
safety of the RCZ.
Its luxurious interior is further complemented by
electric powered seats for the driver and front
passenger with memory functionality, Bluetooth and AUX
connectivity and a JBL hi-fi system connected to
six-speakers and a 240-Watt amplifier.
Assembled at Magna Steyr's plan in Graz, Austria, the
RCZ offers exceptional road holding which is owed to the
high torsional rigidity and build quality.
Furthermore, its particularly low ride height and centre
of gravity and wide tracks enhances drivability.
For safety, the RCZ is equipped with four air-bags,
ESP, ABS, EBD, EBA, anti skid regulation and dynamic
stability control. For more efficient braking, the
manual RCZ is equipped with larger ventilated discs.
The automatic variant delivers a fuel consumption of
7.3 litres per 100 km (combined cycle) and C02 emissions
of 168g per km while the manual variant has a fuel
consumption of 6.9 litres per 100 km (combined cycle)
and C02 emissions of 159 per km.
The on the road price of the RCZ is RM218,888 for the
automatic and RM223,888 for the manual variant.
Note: price may change prior to publishing this car