Ah, if you’ve been waiting for the Peugeot RCZ to arrive, your wait is just about over. Nasim will be launching the 2+2 coupe next week, almost to a year since our test drive report on the car came out, and the car will come in two output versions, 156 hp and 200 hp.

What’s more, there’s a manual transmission option, in line with the resurgence for stick shifters in the market. Good news for enthusiasts.

The 1.6 litre twin-scroll turbocharged BMW-PSA Prince mill, in 156 hp and 240 Nm form, gets plonked into the automatic variant, which comes in six-speed form, while the six-speed manual transmission is available in the 200 hp, 275 Nm version.

The car, which sits on the same platform as the 308, features sound system technology that enhances the driving experience through different engine harmonics according to the rate of acceleration.

The RCZ is the second of three models to be launched by Nasim this year and will be part of a roadshow at the Bangsar Shopping Centre from May 20-22, so that’s the date and place to pen down if you’re thinking of catching the car in the metal.