The new mini-SUV from Peugeot only arrived on the scene in 2013, but it quite rightly caused a stir. This is a model that combines the supermini styling of the 208 with the sturdy capability of the 3008, which makes it perfect for city-dwellers who like to make an escape to the countryside from time to time.
Practical roof bars and a wide tailgate meet matt-finished alloy wheels, chrome side detailing and distinctive headlamps for a car that is both functional and head-turning.
Inside, premium materials and ergonomic seating will put you and your passengers in complete comfort. An innovative touchscreen completes the dashboard to put all the controls you need at your fingertips. There is leg and head room to spare for five adults and the 360 litres of boot space can be more than doubled by folding the rear seats completely flat.
There are three powertrains to suit every driving style, too. The 1.2-litre e-VTI petrol engine will please eco-enthusiasts with its tax-free CO2 emissions, while the punchiest 1.6-litre e-HDi offers reasonable 115bhp.
All powertrains come with automatic start/stop technology to help you reduce your carbon imprint at the traffic lights. For this reason, the Peugeot 2008 is a class-leader for its conscientious power systems.
It also handles well, thanks to its advanced Grip Control system which delivers precise off-road agility. Active assists include the Park Assist function, which uses ultrasound to help you identify obstacles in your course when pulling into tight parking spaces. With six airbags, Anti-Skid Regulation, stability control, and speed-limited cruise control, it is no surprise the Peugeot 2008 achieves the top five-star rating from Euro NCAP.