It is: New head-turner from the Lion brand. A 2+2 coupé with a distinctive furrowed roof and rear window.
Models: My drives were in the GT with a 156bhp 1.6 petrol turbo at £22,750 and the Sport with a 163bhp 2-litre diesel turbo at £22,250, both with six speed manual gears. The premium for diesel power is £1,800. The GT trim, an additional £2,300, adds leather seats with “sports” chairs in the front, with power adjustment and heaters, 19 inch alloys, auto lights and wipers, front parking sensors and a few other extras.
Economy: Peugeot quotes a combined 42mpg and 155g/km for the petrol model and 53.2mpg and 139g/km for the diesel. The trip computer showed 44mpg to 48mpg on each model, with the diesel’s overall average 4m[g higher than that of the petrol.
Pace: 0-62mph in 8.7 seconds and 8.3 seconds respectively. Maximum: 134 and 133mph.
Price range: £20,450 to £25,050. .Includes a 156bhp petrol automatic, from £21,550 and a 200bhp version of the 1.6 petrol, from £22,750. GT or Sport trim is offered on all versions.
Length: 169 inches (4.3m).
Weights: From 1726kg for the petrol. Diesel adds another 42kg.
Verdict: Big statement on shape and style. Demand will be too high for supply this year. The 156bhp Sport looks the choice, at £20,450. GT trim not worth the extra money unless you need leather and you will have to travel huge distances to recoup the premium charged for the diesel engine. The petrol engine is sweeter and sportier. More: 0845 200 1234. Or: Hyundai Coupé and, in its final months before replacement, the Audi TT. Volkswagen’s Scirocco is also in there but it’s not a coupé.