I don't mind telling you I really like Peugeot's current range of cars. Often either underrated or underestimated, there are Peugeots I would have over much more prominent competition from Europe for one simple reason - I think they're better.

The 308 is a case in point, its 1.2-litre turbo triple cylinder is a brilliant car, with an offbeat edge, good chassis and a cool interior. Much more interesting than the Golf or the Megane.

A couple of years ago, Peugeot's parent company PSA cast off the shackles of its SUV arrangement with Mitsubishi, hitting the Paris Motor Show with two funky double-ohs - the 3008 and 5008. The 3008 has been resident on our driveway for the last six months and has impressed with its commitment to style and substance.

Peugeot is currently offering the 5008 and 3008 in a special edition called the Crossway, with extra features over the standard car. Given my familiarity with the 3008, editor Flynn wisely sent me out in the seven-seat 5008 Crossway so you're getting a bit of a two-for-one here.