Images of Peugeot’s 2013 RCZ have found their way onto the ‘web ahead of what could be a Paris Motor Show unveiling for the two-seater sports coupe.
The changes are predominantly cosmetic with a smoother take on the current car’s voluptuous lines, revamped head- and taillamp units and the company’s new floating grille replacing the previous model’s gaping maw; a feature often referred to, both amicably and otherwise, as the “Manta Ray mouth”.
Changes to the interior are likely to be minimal and will probably manifest themselves as new colour/trim options and perhaps a tweak or two to some of the switchgear and audio system.
According to Peugeot SA, the underpinnings and engine will remain untouched. This means propulsion will still be provided by PSA’s turbocharged 1,6-litre petrol engine sending power to the front wheels via a choice of six-speed manual and automatic gearboxes. At present, and in the 2013 car, this unit is available in two states of tune; 115 kW/240 N.m in the automatic and 147 kW/275 N.m in the manual model.
The facelifted Peugeot RCZ will arrive in South Africa during the first quarter of 2013.