Peugeot’s arsenal for the upcoming Paris Motor Show keeps getting bigger and bigger as besides the 2008 and Onyx concepts, the French automaker will also showcase the facelift for the beautiful RCZ. Scheduled to hit the dealerships in the first quarter of next year, the refreshed RCZ has a new front look with a smaller grille and a redesigned front bumper that hosts LED DRLs and the reshaped headlamps.
Engine choices include a 1.6-liter THP 156 with 156 HP (115 kW) and 176 lb-ft (240 Nm), a 2.0-liter HDi 163 FAP with 163 HP (120 kW) and 250 lb-ft (340 Nm), along with the more powerful 1.6-liter THP 200 that produces 200 HP (147 kW) and a peak torque of 202 lb-ft (275 Nm). The 1.6-liter THP 156 is available with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox, while the 2.0-liter and the 1.6-liter THP 200 get a 6-speed manual transmission.
Peugeot says that the new RCZ will be offered with the Connect Navigation system that debuted on the 508 model. It includes a 7-inch navigation screen, Bluetooth support, jack and USB socket, CD/MP3 and a three-tuner radio with two aerials. As standard, the car gets an acoustic windscreen, automatic wipers, automatic headlamps, approach lightning on unlocking and several other goodies.
Full details about the 2013 RCZ are available in the press release below.