Great design is a main focus of the new Peugeot 208. In the congested supermini market, it adds a touch of style that gives off a genuine feel-good element, making it stand out.

Peugeot faced higher hopes for its new little car, building on previous success stories in the form of the 3008 SUV and 508 Sporty sedan, and on many levels it achieved.

But supermini buyers are a picky group. The 208 offers a mixed package because of its subpar passenger and luggage room and pricey optional kit, even though it looks great and rides decently.

Peugeot has produced some excellent little vehicles throughout the years, most notably the 205, which enjoyed enormous popularity in Europe during the 1980s and 1990s.

The 208 is supported by a ton of exciting new technology thanks to Peugeot. Because Peugeot's CMP platform serves as the basis for the vehicle, it is a perfect example of a modern supermini.

Engine sharing between the 208 and Cruze is definitely a positive thing. The PureTech 1.2-liter three-pot engine is a gem with barely any low-down turbo lag.

Peugeot has succeeded in achieving just the right level of comfort on the highway, while also providing little further managing agility on twistier roads, thanks to its damping setup

They are more affordable, practical, and make sense as a whole. The 1.2-liter 75PS petrol variant achieves a maximum fuel efficiency of 53.6mpg while maintaining CO2 emissions at 98g/km.

The 1.5 BlueHDi petrol costs about £1,500 over the similar petrol version in a model range that is already pricey, but it can sound right if you drive a lot of kilometres.

The Peugeot 208 was created to enchant a younger crowd of buyers. The exterior approach is striking, and the inside quality is as excellent.

With the exception of a few hard plastics on the windows and center console lid, and the piano-black plastic that appears to draw attention to every light scratch and fingerprint

The new Peugeot 208 is only available as a five-door hatchback; no three-door models are provided. However, inside room is less than adequate, and individuals who are six feet 

If the wheel isn't placed low enough, the dials will be covered by the rim, which can make for a difficult driving posture if you're tall.