Peugeot RCZ Is 'Design Of The Year'

Peugeot RCZ is 'Design of the Year'

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The Peugeot CRZ sports coupe has won its second ever industry award – a week before it is available to buy in the UK.

Peugeot’s newest model under the New Lion badge has been award Design of the Year at the 2010 Fleet World Honours during a ceremony at the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall.

The judges, including members of the Fleet World Editorial team, picked the RCZ out of contenders from a variety of manufacturers.

Steve Moody, Editor – Fleet World said: “Peugeot’s gorgeous new RCZ signals a new, exciting and stylish era for the firm. The double-bubble roofline, aluminium roof arches and feline look at the front end suggest a new confidence at the French marque."

The Peugeot RCZ is a new direction for the French marque. It is the first model for decades to not use the number-based naming system, instead opting for the RC brand – which is the French equivalent of the high-performance GT style.

The award is the second title the RCZ has won after being named Diesel Car magazine’s Sports Car of the Year 2010 earlier this year.

Other winners at the Fleet Awards included the Ford Fiesta (Best Fleet Car), Vauxhall Astra (Best New Car) and the Renault Master Van (Best New Van).