Peugeot boss has confirmed the RCZ sports coupe won’t receive a direct successor.

During the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show, Maxime Picat, CEO of Peugeot, told Autocar “I love the RCZ, but I want us to focus on making the best of our core models”. He also added that “chasing niches is for premium brands; for us it has been a distraction”.

He also said “if I tell you that the 13 most important silhouettes that we sell account for 95% of all our sales and more than 100% of all our profits you will understand why this is necessary”.

The Peugeot RCZ was revealed in 2009 and was facelifted in 2012. It also received an R version with 1.6-liter turbo unit and 260 bhp (194 kW), which became the brand’s most powerful production model in history.

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