Peugeot NZ confirms release of 308 RCZ

Peugeot NZ confirms release of 308 RCZ

Peugeot 308 RCZ teaser1

Peugeot New Zealand has confirmed that it will be bringing Peugeot’s exciting new sports car, the 308 RCZ, to New Zealand in 2010. Initially unveiled as a concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2007, the RCZ will soon become a production reality.

So far only teaser images have been released of the new model but Peugeot’s stylists and engineers have apparently worked to ensure that the RCZ will be keeping with the expectations created by the design of the original concept.

Divisional Manager of Peugeot New Zealand, Simon Rose, says “I have been fortunate enough to see and drive the new 308 RCZ in the flesh last week in Paris.”

“It is an outstanding example of Peugeot’s stand point and position regarding producing innovative and stylish looking products. Its also testament to the last few years of investment and the position taken in terms of money continuing to be channeled into research and design, all be it in the middle of a challenging world economy.”

Subject to overseas demand, the 308 RCZ will likely launch in NZ as early as mid 2010 and will be the brands image car in terms of profiling both HDi and Diesel technology, as well as showing off new styling that’s set to cover future models in the range.

Engine specification includes the high performance 1.6 petrol and 2.0 High Pressure Direct Injection diesel versions which will be mated to a 6 speed automatic gearbox.

Peugeot 308 RCZ teaser1

Peugeot New Zealand has confirmed that it will be bringing Peugeot’s exciting new sports car, the 308 RCZ, to New Zealand in 2010. Initially unveiled as a concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2007, the RCZ will soon become a production reality.

So far only teaser images have been released of the new model but Peugeot’s stylists and engineers have apparently worked to ensure that the RCZ will be keeping with the expectations created by the design of the original concept.

Divisional Manager of Peugeot New Zealand, Simon Rose, says “I have been fortunate enough to see and drive the new 308 RCZ in the flesh last week in Paris.”

“It is an outstanding example of Peugeot’s stand point and position regarding producing innovative and stylish looking products. Its also testament to the last few years of investment and the position taken in terms of money continuing to be channeled into research and design, all be it in the middle of a challenging world economy.”

Subject to overseas demand, the 308 RCZ will likely launch in NZ as early as mid 2010 and will be the brands image car in terms of profiling both HDi and Diesel technology, as well as showing off new styling that’s set to cover future models in the range.

Engine specification includes the high performance 1.6 petrol and 2.0 High Pressure Direct Injection diesel versions which will be mated to a 6 speed automatic gearbox.

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