The most important new Peugeot in several years is about to land Down Under. Sales of the French brand have tanked in recent years and the newly appointed distributor Inchcape will be looking to the new 3008 SUV to turn things around. The emphasis is on design and quality but the 3008 comes only with front-wheel drive and the starting price for a 1.6-litre petrol turbo with six-speed auto is $39,990 drive-away). That is well above the asking price of Japanese and Korean rivals. You can get an auto version of the best-selling Mazda CX-5 for about $34,500 on the road. The flagship 3008 GT auto with all the bells and whistles will cost more than $50,000 driveaway.