Peugeot RCZ

It all goes back to 2007 when Peugeot launched the design concept of this astonishing car. It was nothing like anything the French company had ever come up with.

RCZ is the first Peugeot to lack the numbering system with a central “zero” or “double zero”. Based on the Peugeot 308 the RCZ is unique in both design and character. The “double bubble” design of the roof and rear windscreen gives it a stylistic signature.

Side View

The front windscreen, black roof and dark-tinted rear windscreen are connected by two aluminium roof arches. The front it looks similar to its 308 sister however thanks to some cosmetic changes the RCZ front is more pointed and precise. The signature lion emblem seats at the middle above the huge air intakes. 

Side of the 308 RCZ
From the side, there is a sense of continuity between the plunging design of the front and the flowing lines of the rear of the car. 

Ruby red rear lights

The distinctively styled boot and ruby-red LED rear lights with their crystal look sum up the rear of the RCZ. The double bubble roof helps optimize air flow to create superb aerodynamics. This is further improved by an active rear spoiler which deploys at certain speeds.

Bubble shaped roof


Under the bonnet is a 1.6 litre, 4 cylinder petrol engine. It has an output of 200hp taking it from 0 to 100km/h in just 7.6 seconds. Fuel consumption is pegged at 7.1 litres for every 100km covered. 

Rear seats

It such a lively engine that it only takes 6.5 seconds in 5th gear to go from 80km/h to 120km/h. There is also a 2.0 litre, 4 cylinder diesel engine which has an output of 163 hp. It’s not as fast as the petrol version but it has an economical fuel consumption of 5.4 litres for every 100km covered. 

Rear View

Compared to its sister the RCZ sits lower and is slightly wider in length. It also has a more sophisticated suspension and wider tires. It comes with either 18 inch tires or 19 inch sports tires. 

308 RCZ Concept

Other delicacies are Hill Assist, ESP (Electronic Stability Program), ABS (Antilock Braking System), and DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) that ensure it four paws remain stuck to the road at any given time. 

Aluminum pedals
The huge pillar less doors allow for easy access to RCZ. The front seats are well positioned giving the driver a nice view of the road. The dials are easy to reach and use. With the double bubble roof there is enough headroom for a driver of any height. The roof also makes it easier to see out through the back enabling drivers to have a clear view when reversing the car.

Spacious boot

A distinctive styled clock is located in the centre of the fascia panel. The instrument panel dials are contained in metal cases, with back-lit markings. Leather covers the dashboard from left to right, the seats and steering wheel.


Entertainment is taken care of by an amazing JBL 3D HI-FI system that comes with a huge subwoofer at the back. It also has USB connectivity for either a regular MP3 player or IPod.  At the back are two rear individual seats suitable for adults over short distances or children on long journeys. The rear seats fold down to give the boot a maximum storage of 760litres.  

Classy clock at the center of the dashboard


The price is around Kshs 3.3 million. The Peugeot brand in Kenya is now distributed by Urysia Limited.