The Peugeot 308 is a family hatchback aimed at mainstream cars like the Volkswagen Golf, SEAT Leon and Ford Focus. It’s a massive step up over the old 307, and was even awarded European Car of the Year by an independent judging panel in 2014.
It looks great, has an upmarket interior and feels good to drive, and offers a really attractive ownership proposition thanks to its excellent fuel economy and fast-improving dealer service.
While you wouldn’t guess, it actually shares its underpinnings with the larger Citroen C4 Picasso, but that means it benefits from the same lightweight construction. It’s up to 140kg lighter than the previous generation car, and capable of up to 88mpg.