The front of the Peugeot 2008 is intense but the design works really well, from the curves between the top and bottom grilles to the placement of the logo.
The ‘claw’ lights look good and the fog lights actually work as a design feature which makes the front of the car look quite speccy.
The review car was finished in 'Fusion Orange', the only paint option that doesn't add on an extra cost.
The side angle is often where design can let a good car down, but the same level of thought and detail has gone into the 2008's side profile, from gloss black door mirrors to diamond-shaped accents and 17-inch alloy wheels, which give the car its own character (but I prefer the 18-inch black alloy wheels that come with the GT Sport).
At the back, the car has the Peugeot claw lights again which look great up close, and the overall look ties together well with the premium black gloss roof lining and the curve of the boot.
Everything feels very modern and polished, and a lot of thought has gone into the positioning of the car’s features.
Inside, the car is going for a performance bent but there's one major flag that you'll either love or hate.
When you get in, it kind of feels like the steering wheel is sitting in your lap. Even after adjusting the seat and steering wheel position I have to sit with my leg off to the side.
I got used to it after a few days, and it's a different but fun way to drive, but it feels like it could do with a design tweak.