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Awards | 10 05 2012
RCZ gains hat-trick of DieselCar magazine awards

The Peugeot RCZ HDi 163 has again beaten stiff competition to win the much-sought-after DieselCar Sports Car award, out-classing the MINI Roadster and Vauxhall Astra GTC into runner-up spots.

DieselCar Editor, Ian Robertson, commented on the RCZ, saying: "Its road-hugging stance, curvy shape and swoopy grooved top make it an instant head-swiveller. Performance defines a sports car, while styling delivers the wow factor. The RCZ has both in spades.”

The Peugeot RCZ has many virtues beyond its attractive and curvaceous bodywork. From its ideal driving position and flowing and modern fascia to the mixture of traditional and hi-tech materials used in the passenger compartment, the RCZ instantly immerses the driver in an elite, sporting environment.

The RCZ is also practical, offering two occasional rear seats whose backrests can be folded to increase the boot, which already has a generous capacity for its segment (from 384 to 760 litres).

Dynamic, elegant and aerodynamic, the style of the RCZ offers a new experience and energy derived from the original concept car architecture. The sensuality of the car’s double-bubble roof and rear windscreen, combine with its two aluminium roof arches to produce its most distinctive features.

Commenting on the awards, Product Manager Mark Blundell, said: "The RCZ turns heads wherever it goes, as does our awards cabinet which is bristling with accolades demonstrating its appeal”.

The Peugeot RCZ's accolades include:

Top Gear magazine  Coupé of the Year 2010
The Daily Star newspaper  Best Sports Car 2010 and Overall Car of the Year 2010
Auto Express magazine  Reader's Design Car of the Year 2010
Auto Express magazine  Best Sports Coupé’ 2010 and Best Coupé 2011
DieselCar magazine  Sports Car of the Year 2010, 2011 & 2012
Sunday Daily Star newspaper Car of the Year 2010
Motors North newspaper  Car of the Year 2010


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