Peugeot confirms 308 RCZ will come to NZ

AutoTrader NZ
Published 3 September 2020

Unveiled as a concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2007, the RCZ will soon become a production reality.

Peugeot’s stylists and engineers have worked to ensure that the RCZ that will hit New Zealand’s roads 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 have had the privilege 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 channelled 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 New Zealand as early as mid 2010 and “will be the brands image car in terms of profiling both HDi and Diesel technology, as well as the unique styling you see coming through on all future models in the range”.

Engine specification includes the world Engine of the Year award winning high performance 1.6 petrol and 2.0 High Pressure Direct Injection diesel versions which will be mated with a 6-speed automatic gearbox.