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Peugeot RCZ claims awards hat trick

Peugeot RCZ claims awards hat trick

The number of motoring enthusiasts clambering to get behind the wheel of the Peugeot RCZ looks set to rise following another industry success.

For the third year in a row the sporty model has been honoured at the Diesel Car Magazine Awards.

The RCZ fought off competition from a number of newer competitors including the MINI Roadster and Vauxhall Astra GTC to list the Desirable Sports Coupe crown.

According to the judging panel, the RCZ offers much more besides its stunning looks.

However, Ian Robertson, editor of the magazine, said of the popular model: "Its road-hugging stance, curvy shape and swoopy grooved top make it an instant head-swiveller.

"Performance defines a sports car, while styling delivers the wow factor. The RCZ has both in spades."

The judge also pointed to the mixture of traditional and high-tech materials used in the making of the RCZ as a key feature driving the desirability of the motor.

He added: "The RCZ instantly immerses the driver in an elite, sporting environment."

Drivers will also be attracted to the RCZ as a result of its practical nature, the judging panel claimed, saying the two rear seats - which can be folded to enlarge the boot space - means the capacity is more than generous from a car in the sports coupe segment.

Product manager Mark Blundell boasted: "The RCZ turns heads wherever it goes, as does our awards cabinet which is bristling with accolades demonstrating its appeal."

The RCZ was also selected as one of the cars for a 'Beaut Camp' challenges for this year's Miss Scotland contest.

Hopefuls were set a Top Gear-style track challenge during a visit to the famous circuit at Knockhill.

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