Top Gear magazine today announced that the Peugeot RCZ is its ‘Coupé of the Year’ 2010.
The UK’s best selling automotive magazine took its assessment of the RCZ to the extreme by road testing it in Northern China in the proximity of the Great Wall; the first time the Peugeot RCZ has been in the world’s largest car market.
In appreciating the many virtues of the Peugeot RCZ, the magazine reports:
“The Peugeot RCZ is a beautifully balanced car, easy to drive quickly. Low and wide, it always feels completely on your side, gripping hard, resorting to understeer only at the limit. The Peugeot RCZ is positioned as a small, sophisticated GT, and fills it perfectly.”
The Peugeot RCZ was launched in June 2010 and has proved to be a great success with over 2,000 cars already sold in the UK.
According to Top Gear magazine it represents great value for money and is available with a choice of three engine options – a 200bhp or 156bhp THP turbo-charged petrol engine and a163 bhp HDi diesel engine.
Other accolades bestowed on the RCZ include it being awarded ‘The most Beautiful Car of the Year 2009’ by over 100,000 online voters from 62 countries, at the 25th International Automobile Festival, Auto Express magazine’s Best Coupé and readers’ Design Award, and Diesel Car magazine’s Best Sports Car of the Year 2010.