Clarity. It's something that's been sadly lacking from PSA Peugeot Citroën in the past two decades. In fact, ever since I've been reporting on cars both companies have not just been producing some uncompetitive cars, but directly competing with each other in the process.

So it's a good thing we're now seeing evidence of things changing. Citroën's strategy of selling DS cars with the 'C-cars', alongside Peugeot's more restrained, slightly classier offerings is beginning to look sensible, especially now that we have the quirky Cactus and new Peugeot 308 to compare and contrast.

Both companies intend to reduce the complexity of their respective ranges too, pensioning off the weak links.

The management is also looking a lot stronger. Citroën's smart new British boss, Linda Jackson, and Peugeot's youthful and Mandarin-speaking MD, Maxime Picat, both have international credentials and aren't just looking to bolster fortress France.