Peugeot’s local distributor, Sime Darby Motors, has announced it is offering buyers the last 40 examples of the RCZ to go on sale in Australia from just $49,990 drive away.
The deal doesn’t include the performance-oriented RCZ-R. Instead, buyers have the choice of a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine producing 147kW and 275Nm, hooked up to a six-speed manual or auto, or a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel generating 120kW and 340Nm, with a six-speed manual.
At this price, the last 40 bring significant savings over the previous before-on-road-costs retail price of $58,990 – all powertrain versions carry the same price tag. Peugeot says the discount only applies to existing RCZ stock already in the country.
Standard features include 19-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, an electronic pop-up rear spoiler, and of course the stunning exterior design with the “double bubble” roof. Inside, passengers are treated to dual-zone climate control, sat-nav, leather, heated seats, and comprehensive connectivity functions.
All models come with a three-year/100,000km warranty, along with five-year/75,000km capped price servicing, and five years roadside assistance. Buyers are encouraged to get in quick as only 40 left could go quickly, and there are no known plans for a new model to be launched any time soon.
The Peugeot RCZ has been a popular sports car in the past but it has been on the market since 2010 in essentially the same form. In fact, RedBook lists the current version as model year 2014. Sales in Australia have dropped from 304 during all of 2011, to 163 in 2012, 157 in 2013, 108 in 2014, to just 70 in 2015.