What is it?
The facelifted version of the Peugeot 3008, a crossover that's reputed to blend elements of MPV, hatchback and SUV.
Over 500,000 of Peugeot's practical crossovers have been sold since its launch in 2009, reputedly exceeding original estimates by some 50 per cent.
Peugeot has consequently freshened the model up, in an effort to keep it appealing to buyers who may be tempted away by the likes of the recently launched second-generation Nissan Qashqai.
The primary revision is the adoption of the brand's most recent design language, with a pronounced front grille that echoes that of the company's new hatchbacks.
New headlights feature LED signature lighting and chrome elements for a more defined look. Likewise, sleek new rear clusters with a dark tint and LED detail lighting serve to sharpen up the styling further.
Peugeot says that the new car looks softer overall, and more streamlined, delivering a more contemporary feel. While the Peugeot 3008 could never be described as overly attractive or stylish, it's certainly presentable and the updates do give it a more refined and modern appearance.
Equipment levels have been improved, with Bluetooth connectivity now standard across the range. The Allure model, tested here, now features sat-nav and a reversing camera as standard.
Additionally, the Allure's head-up display now presents information to the driver in multiple colours, allowing for easier identification of the various warnings and readouts.