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The Peugeot RCZ is not looking towards a bright and shiny future as the performance vehicle will be discontinued.

The Peugeot RCZ reminded some petrol heads that the 205 GTI really existed and that it could have a future indeed, which will skip the 208 GTI, not that this is something you might not want. According to a recent report published by the guys from Auto Express, the company will focus on standalone performance vehicles in the future.

“Our brands need needs sports cars, but they’ll be more sporty derivatives than bespoke models”, said Carlos Tavares, the PSA Peugeot Citroen boss. “RCZ has a little while to run yet”, he added.

The Peugeot RCZ has been officially introduced back in 2009 and it was launched in April 2010. The model is currently being produced in Austria and it is offered in a two-door coupe body style, with a front-engine and a controversial front-wheel drive. It is related to the old Peugeot 308 and it has an engine lineup which includes three 1.6 liter units and a 2.0 HDi. Transmissions include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic, with the most powerful one, the 1.6 liter THP 270 coming with 266 HP (199 kW) and 330 Nm (243 lb-ft) of torque. The 0 to 100 km/h sprint takes 5.9 seconds and top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).