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The RCZ is a classy, interesting, fun coupé that shows Peugeot has got its mojo back
A missed opportunity indeed. I would happily trade in the 'Jetsons' style roof for independant rear suspension, that might inject some more fun into it.
With all the talk of the design, and how different they wanted it to look, I dont understand why they then decided to keep the peugeot family face on it as I absolutely deteste the front of the car, which looks as though they also lifted from the 308...
Fun place to sit maybe, but rear torsion beam and only a hot hatch engine certainly put it way below a Scirocco in the peccing order if you ask me.
[quote QuickNick101]A missed opportunity indeed. I would happily trade in the 'Jetsons' style roof for independant rear suspension, that might inject some more fun into it.[/quote]
I have to agree with you. One day we will hear from Peugeot that giving up Independent rear suspension was a huge mistake. but until they get rid of this torsion beam their cars wont drive properly. Whats more they must have an independent system that fits this platform. They keep showing hybrids with the rear mounted electric drive and tell us one day it will be available in something like the 3008, or this. No one is going to tell me they will have driven wheels without proper suspension, so why not fit the proper suspension now.
Still it is encouraging that they care a bit about how their cars drive now. lets just hope the improvements continue into future productsbecause they arent there yet
[quote artill]One day we will hear from Peugeot that giving up Independent rear suspension was a huge mistake.[/quote]
What small peugeot (ie. below 406/407) had independent rear suspension? Trailing arms sure, but a proper multi link effort?
Anyhow, as I've said on another thread recently, torsion beam rear suspension has never held RenaultSport back - they consistently produce some of the best handling car on the planet. Simple can be good.
I didn't like the front of this car when I saw the still pictures as I hate that Peugeot Gaping Mouth design.
This video confirmed that view, but now that grill just keeps on reminding me of a boxer's gum-shield !
I do like the styling especially the metal A-C pillar curve and the bubble rear window-but independent rear suspension would have been nice in a car with sporting pretentions