2010 Peugeot 308 RC Z Gets Green Light, Seems Happy About it

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The Peugeot 308 RC Z concept has its fans and its detractors but we're squarely in the former camp. That's why we were so excited to hear that they were considering the vehicle for future production. Today we got confirmation from Peugeot's General Director, Jean-Philippe Collin, that the production version of the RC Z will bow at next year's Frankfurt Motor Show and will be ready for purchase in the spring of 2010.

Based on the same platform as the Peugeot 308 hatch, there seem to be a lot of choices for the drivetrain (the 308 variants can be had with any of eight engines, including a 175 horsepower 1.6-liter inline-four gas engine and a 2.0-liter HDi diesel good for 126 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque). While we wait for the full details we're just going to sit back and enjoy the very French proportions. [Peugeot via CarScoop]


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Rob Emslie

What is up with Peugeot and the oversized grills these days? You'd think they purposely design their cars that way so they won't have to sell them in the U.S.

Separated at birth?