New Peugeot RCZ

Kuala Lumpur, 19 May 2011 – Nasim Sdn Bhd, the official distributor for the Peugeot brand in Malaysia, today launched the much awaited and award winning Peugeot RCZ.

“The RCZ is a design statement from Peugeot. Its futuristic exterior, luxurious interior and powerful engine is created for the enthusiasts who enjoys drving and want to be noticed. THE RCZ enters the niche premium coupe segment in the market and we are confident it will be well received,” said SM Nasarudin, CEO, Nasim.

“We aim to sell about 150 units of the RCZ this year,” he added.

The 2 + 2 coupe RCZ will be available in both manual and automatic 6-speed transmission is mated to the powerful 1.6-litre twin-scroll turbocharged engine. The automatic variant produces 156 bhp and 240 Nm of torque while the manual variant produces 200 bhp and 275 Nm of torque.

In complementing the power, it has a unique aerodynamic enhancement such as an active rear spoiler which is capable of deploying in two positions based on the speed of the car to ensure ideal balance between fuel consumption and road holding.

“The RCZ reinforces Peugeot’s strength in the areas of innovation and design. From the Peugeot 202 and 402 ‘Andreau’ of the 1930s to the RCZ, Peugeot has constantly changed the way we think and understand about automotive design and engineering, “ said Dato’ Samson Anand George, COO, Nasim.

While the auto variant delivers 7.3-litres per 100 km (combined cycle) and CO2 emissions of 168 g per km, the manual variant has a fuel consumption of 9-litres per 100 km (combined cycle) and CO2 emissions of 159 g per km.

The auto variant’s price is RM218,888 while the manual variant is RM223,888.