PEUGEOT RCZ NAMED BEST USED SPORTS CAR BY DIESEL CAR & ECO CAR MAGAZINE

Friday, 25 January 2019

  • PEUGEOT RCZ named ‘Best Used Sports Car’ in Diesel Car & Eco Car’s Used Car Top 50 2019
  • Success for the PEUGEOT RCZ sees the car winning the ‘Best Used Sports Car’ title for two consecutive years
  • PEUGEOT RCZ 14th overall in the Diesel Car & Eco Car Used Top 50 2019 list
  • Find a PEUGEOT Approved model at: http://www.usedcars.peugeot.co.uk/

The PEUGEOT RCZ has been awarded the ‘Best Used Sports Car’ title by Diesel Car & Eco Car in the ‘Used Car Top 50 2019’ list for a second year running.  Victory in the ‘Best Used Sports Car’ category comes alongside a 14th overall placement for the PEUGEOT RCZ in the Diesel & Eco Car ‘Used Car Top 50 2019’ list.

Produced between 2010 and 2015, the PEUGEOT RCZ quickly developed a cult following with its distinctive ‘double-bubble’ roof and stylish yet practical interior, with comfortable sports seats and rear seats which folded down to provide a spacious boot. The PEUGEOT RCZ was launched with three engines, including one 161hp diesel engine, capable of taking the model from 0-62mph in 8.7 seconds.

Ian Robertson, Editor of Diesel Car & Eco Car, said: “Designed to take on the Audi TT, the RCZ was pivotal in PEUGEOT’s move upmarket, with a well-appointed interior. Ignore the tiny back seats and the cabin has plenty of room for two tall adults and a surprisingly large boot. It’s an absolute stunner that you simply can’t miss out on.”

Recognition also came for the PEUGEOT 308, named among the ‘Diesel Car & Eco Car Used Car Top 50 2019’ list for a second year running, in 46th place on the overall list.

David Peel, Managing Director of PEUGEOT UK said: “For the PEUGEOT RCZ to receive such high praise four years after production ended is a strong testament to the model and its following among enthusiasts in the UK. Diesel Car & Eco Car provides some of the most respected expertise on cars, both new and used, available in the UK market and for two PEUGEOT models to be included in its Top 50 list is a great achievement once again.”

Diesel Car & Eco Car measure success for a model featured on their ‘Used Car Top 50’ list by considering a number of factors including: purchase price, residual value, general competency and fitness for purpose, as well as being judged by their expert panel. Each vehicle considered is then given a score out of 10 that decides their final placings.

PEUGEOT is committed to helping drivers get their hands on the best available used cars with ‘PEUGEOT Approved Used Vehicles’, a network of 151 Dealers across the UK. Every PEUGEOT Approved model includes a 112 point pre-delivery vehicle inspection, minimum 12 months PEUGEOT approved warranty, 24/7 PEUGEOT assistance in case of breakdown, 30 day/1,000 miles fault based exchange programme and full history check.

The PEUGEOT RCZ can be purchased from PEUGEOT: http://www.usedcars.peugeot.co.uk

To find out more information on the current PEUGEOT range, please visit: http://www.peugeot.co.uk/new-cars/see-our-models/

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PEUGEOT
Since 1810 PEUGEOT has been producing durable products of excellence, since 1858 all are branded with the Lion logo – chosen to demonstrate strength, suppleness and swiftness to personify the durability of its products. As one of the earliest automotive producers, the PEUGEOT brand can trace its roots back to 1889 when it began producing automobiles and since then over 65 million vehicles have been produced, advancing technology with style and efficiency to enhance the customer experience. PEUGEOT is present in 160 countries, has 10,000 franchised Dealerships and is recognised the world over for the quality and design excellence of its products.

PEUGEOT UK
The UK is the third largest market for PEUGEOT with its UK Headquarters located in Coventry. The UK car line-up includes the 108, 208, 308,  2008 SUV, 3008 SUV, 5008 SUV and all-new 508 supplemented by people-carriers and a van range that includes the all-new Partner, Expert and Boxer. The standard car and van line-up is supported by Electric Vehicles. The range includes the iOn and the Electric version of their most popular small van, the Partner Electric.

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PEUGEOT UK COMMUNICATIONS Contacts

Jeremy Townsend, Director of Communications
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