Peugeot to Create Hors-Serie Division
The carmaker’s new line-up will debut in June, with the introduction of the RCZ coupe, a car that was unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show. The second model of the sub-brand will come next year, in the form of a station wagon version for the 508, the model that will replace the 407 an the 607. 2012 will see the introduction of the third hors-serie vehicle, but no details about the car have been disclosed.
The new division will use the “hors-serie” name regardless of the market it will be present on, as Peugeot intends to create a strong image for its new high-end products.
The Peugeot RCZ is a 2+2 coupe that measures 1.36 meter in height and offers an engine comprising of a turbocharged 1.6-liter petrol unit developing 156 hp and and 240 Nm of torque, a more powerful version of the same powerplant, which offers 200 hp and 255 Nm of torque (the same unit used on the MINI Cooper S) & a 2.0-liter diesel engine that produces 163 hp and 340 Nm of torque. The first model of the hors-serie is scheduled to go on sale this spring, with (UK) prices starting from 19,900 pounds ($30,100) for the entry level model and reaching 24,000 pounds ($36,300) for the top of the range version, equipped with the 2.0-liter diesel unit.