Peugeot RCZ gets a facelift for the 2013MY

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 12, 2012

The Peugeot RCZ has just receive a facelift for the 2013 model year, which makes is sleeker, spotier and more elegant. As you can see from the photos, the new RCZ received a completely new front face which fully emphasises the power of its rear wings and the sensuous curves of its ‘double-bubble’ roof.

The new front grille is now accentuated by a lower air intake, which is extended on each side by a unique light signature, visible both day and night. According to Peugeot, this consists of six LEDs, subtly sculpted in the form of claws, behind a smoked lens which blends into a gloss black surround. Moreover, the RCZ Facelift introduces an enhanced option range in order to offer its customers the possibility to make it unique.

The new RCZ has many personalization components, such as a new lacquered black grille bars option, instead of the standard satin chrome bars.

Furthermore, the new RCZ offers three roof colours: Aluminium, Sand or Matt Black; also three new types of bodywork decals are available: a wide gloss black central stripe crossing the vehicle, grey and red lateral stripes on the body sills bearing the word ‘RCZ’, a silver grey off-set stripe crossing the vehicle from front to back; two carbon roof options with a Matt or Satin finish; ten alloy wheel designs.

A new Black Pack is also available and this includes the new Matt Black arches and black grille bars with black brake callipers, and black exterior mirrors. For those who are not satisfied by the Black Pack, Peugeot offers the Sport Pack which comes as standard on the Sport and GT with the THP 200 petrol engine.

The Sport Pack includes a smaller diameter steering wheel, a shorter-throw gear lever and the ‘Sound System’ feature (available as an option on the THP 156 manual model). For the 2013MY, the RCZ offers eight color options: Opal White, Pearlescent White, Nera Black, Mercury Grey, Charcoal Grey and Dolphin Blue, new colours: Bistre and Moroccan Red.

Under the hood, we find the 1.6-liter THP engine delivering 200 hp and 275 Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, but for those who want something else, Peugeot offers a detuned version of the same engine, which delivers 256 hp and 240 Nm of torque. A diesel engine is also available: 2.0-liter delivering 163 hp and 340 Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The detuned 1.6-liter engine is also available with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

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