The French brand is channelling early Citroen influences with the left-turn styling of its RCZ coupe, which has a body sitting on a less-radical 308 platform.
A choice of petrol and diesel engines, with a well-equipped interior and a single price for the three-model range, will draw the more outgoing motorist but cabin ergonomics and the discomfort of a jolting low-speed ride could disrupt the experience.
Road test and review by Craig Duff
First drive in Australia by Mark Hinchliffe
At the international launch by Karla Pincott