Pricing sits in the £13,500 to £20,500 bracket and the 2008 range consists of five trim levels: Access A/C, Active, Allure and GT Line. Building on a product positioning strategy introduced with the 208, the 2008 has what Peugeot describes as 'competitive and progressive pricing', with less than a £1,000 walk from an equivalent trim level 208 version, coupled with high levels of specification.
All variants get LED daytime running lights, colour-coded door mirrors and handles, power windows and mirrors, cruise control, driver's seat height adjustment, a decent quality CD stereo with a 3.5mm Jack for an external audio device and steering wheel-mounted controls, air conditioning that also cools the glovebox, six airbags and ESP stability control. Further up the range, the patented Grip Control system is fitted, optimising traction in poor conditions with the help of beefier 'Mud & Snow' tyres.
Justifying a 5 star Euro NCAP rating, safety kit runs to twin front, side and curtain airbags, plus all the usual electronic assistance for braking, traction and stability control. There are also Isofix childseat fastenings and the option of Peugeot's clever 'Connect SOS' and 'Connect Assistance' services. If you've specified these and have an accident, the car can automatically inform the emergency services, giving them your precise location. Could be a life-saver.