These are the first pictures of the Peugeot RCZ testing on UK roads.
Development of the RCZ is at an advanced stage and the first deliveries will begin in the spring. These pictures from an Autocar reader show the car testing on roads around Coventry.
The 2+2 Audi TT rival, which was unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show last year, will have a choice of three engines and two trims.
The cheapest model – and the only one with a list price of less than £20,000 – will have the 1.6-litre THP 156 engine and a manual gearbox. Among its standard equipment will be alloy wheels, sports front seats, dual-zone air-conditioning, and a host of safety kit, including four airbags and ESP.
Models with the 2.0 HDI 163 diesel engine cost £1800 more than the equivalent car with the THP 156 engine.
The flagship of the range will have the 200bhp version of the 1.6 THP engine, which comes only with the upper trim level and costs £24,500.
The RCZ’s basic structure is shared with ‘Platform 2’ cars such as the 308, but it gets a 20mm ride height reduction, a 40mm lower centre of gravity and wider front and rear tracks to deliver a sharper drive.
The car will spearhead Peugeot’s return to producing stylish, fun to drive cars. Hybird and open-top versions are also set to be launched.