Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Iconic Peugeot Has Good Looks Inside and Out

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Iconic Peugeot Has Good Looks Inside and Out

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Malcolm Robertshaw PEUGEOT continues to provide a comprehensive line-up of cars for the mass market, with one or two specialities added to the mix, and the latest of these specials is the RCZ saloon coupe.

This exciting looking sports job has already begun to captivate an ever burgeoning audience and features all the qualities required to become an icon thanks to the effects of its amazing visual impact both inside and out.

There is a generous amount of kit to enjoy in the entry level Sport trim which includes the likes of Automatic Dual Zone air con, rear parking aid, 18-inch alloys, deadlocks, locking wheel bolts and a fine sound system, while the GT model in the frame here adds the likes of leather upholstery, heated front seats, front parking aid and distinctive 19 inch Sortilege alloys.

The interior abounds with sweet sensations, the stylish motorsport inspired fascia panel with distinctive metal inserts surrounding the jewel-like dials contributing to the high quality of a leather-clad dashboard which delivers a refined and uncluttered view to the driver. Head turning qualities come courtesy of some curvy feline lines at the front supported by some businesslike wheel arches, while its cat-like appearance is extended further by a deep and wide front grille.

And while the quite chunky rear end continues the curvy concept, the boot lid features the Peugeot Lion badge and its RCZ title.

However, top billing does go to Peugeot's distinctive double bubble roof and rear window set-up which not only delivers plenty of light inside but also helps to show off the car's bold cab forward profile.

Further innovation adds to the inside story, not least in the fact that the French car maker has sidestepped its normal application of numbers for the model's name game, while Peugeot also offers plenty of opportunity for new owners to enjoy applying the bespoke treatment from the options box. …

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