Peugeot rules out RCZ successor
Peugeot has verified the slick RCZ coupe is going to be axed by the end of the existing model's lifecycle.
"I adore the RCZ but I need us to concentrate on making the finest of our core designs," described Peugeot CEO Maxime Picat on the side-lines of the Shanghai Motor Show. "Pursuing markets is for superior brands; for us, it is a distraction." The shift is a part of Peugeot Citroen's strategy to fall at least 19 nameplates by the year 20 22 in a bid to streamline its procedures and start to become a more prosperous business. Hailed as the most effective street car Peugeot has actually assembled, the RCZ has been comparatively successful to get a coupe but it stays a low-volume design that places a weight on Peugeot's day to day functions. Peugeot hasn't revealed when it's intending to deep six the RCZ. The coupe is undeniably beginning to show its age, it went on-sale last year and was last up-dated in 2012, so that it'll most probably be phased out in another year or 2.
What is next? Even though the RCZ isn't long for this particular world, Peugeot isn't completely giving on performance automobiles. The auto-maker Peugeot Activity department is working over-time to come up with a warm-rodded version of the 308 hatchback that can fight head to head from the new Volkswagen Golf R as well as the forthcoming Ford Focus RS. Tentatively planned to really go on sale in Europe as well as in China after this season, the yet-unnamed activity-centered 308 will get a muscle appearance inspired by the 308 R HYbrid that has been presented in Shanghai the other day and a tuned turbo-four which will create at least 300 hp.
Photographs by Ronan Glon.