Peugeot RCZ lands sports car gong

Peugeot RCZ lands sports car gong

The Peugeot RCZ has once again been named Sports Car of the Year by DieselCar magazine.

It is the fifth year in a row the RCZ has bagged the award, earning plaudits in equal measure for its style and practicality.

The car, which boasts a distinctive double-bubble roofline and potential top speed of 137mph, delivers impressive fuel economy of 54.3mpg on the Combined Drive Cycle.

It has a forceful 2.0-litre turbocharged engine and is able to reach 62mph in 8.7 seconds.

Another attraction that adds to the broad appeal of the RCZ - given a new look in 2013 - is the ability to fold down its rear seats to create an ample sized boot space.

The car costs from £23,950 in Sport trim or £26,350 for the GT specification.

DieselCar editor Ian Robertson said the RCZ provides a "rewarding" drive with nifty handling and "frugal" fuel economy without scrimping on style.

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